Two-time defending ACC regular-season champ UVA begins the 2015-2016 season ranked sixth nationally in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
Virginia, also coming off back-to-back 30-win seasons, is the third of six ACC teams ranked in the preseason Top 25. UNC shares the top spot with Kentucky. Defending national champion Duke is fourth.
Former ACC member Maryland, now in the Big Ten, is second, with Kansas of the Big 12 at #5.
2015 ACC Tournament champion Notre Dame is 18th.