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Virginia basketball rises to 12th in coaches poll

uva virginia basketballVirginia basketball, unranked at the beginning of the season, is now a season-best 12th in this week’s USA Today Coaches Poll.

The ‘Hoos (8-0) won both of their games last week, defeating Wisconsin 49-37 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Monday, and topping Lehigh 75=54 on Saturday.

Next up for UVA is 16th-ranked West Virginia (7-1), on Tuesday in Morgantown.

The Cavaliers, who were ranked 15th in the Associated Press poll this week, are one of five ACC teams ranked this week. Duke (10-0) retained the top spot in both national polls. Notre Dame (7-1), North Carolina (8-1) and Miami (7-0) are ranked in one or the other Top 10.

Louisville (4-2) dropped from both polls after a pair of losses last week, to Purdue in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and then losing on Sunday to Seton Hall.