Augusta Free Press

AP ranks Virginia #2: First time since 2015

Virginia is ranked second in this week’s Associated Press Top 25, the highest ranking for the ‘Hoos since the 2014-2015 season.

UVA (16-1, 5-0 ACC) has won eight straight games since its only loss at West Virginia on Dec. 5.

The Cavaliers replaced the Mountaineers at the #2 spot in the polls this week. WVU lost at #8 Texas Tech on Saturday, and dropped four spots to sixth.

Virginia was 2-0 last week, with wins over Syracuse (68-61, on Tuesday) and NC State (68-51, on Sunday).

The 5-0 start in ACC play is the best start in the conference for UVA since the 2014-2015 season.

Virginia spent seven weeks that season ranked #2 in the AP poll.

The program was last ranked #1 in the poll the week of Dec. 21, 1982, during Ralph Sampson’s senior season in Charlottesville.

Virginia was ranked #1 in the AP poll for 12 weeks during Sampson’s four years on Grounds.



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