One day after learning it was the No. 1 overall seed in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, the Virginia men’s basketball program was revealed as the top-ranked team in the nation in the final Associated Press of the 2017/2018 season. This is the first time in school history the Cavaliers have been ranked No. 1 in the final AP Top 25.
Virginia received all 65 first-place votes, just as it did one week ago. The 2018 ACC regular season and postseason champion Hoos (31-2) have been number one for the last five week’s the AP has released its list.
Villanova, Xavier, Kansas and Michigan State round out the final AP Top 5. The Wildcats, Musketeers, and Jayhawks are also the other No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament. Cincinnati, Michigan, Gonzaga, Duke and North Carolina round out the Top 10.
Two other ACC schools — Clemson (No. 20) and Miami (No. 22) — made the final AP Top 25. Virginia Tech received votes.