UVA basketball ranked ninth in AP preseason college basketball poll

uva basketballDefending ACC champ UVA starts the 2014-2015 season ranked ninth in the preseason Associated Press Top 25.

Virginia (30-7 in 2013-2014) returns seven of its top nine scorers from last season, and adds redshirt freshman point guard Devon Hall along with a heralded freshman class that includes B.J. Stith and Isaiah Wilkins.

The Cavaliers are one of four ACC teams ranked in the preseason Top 10 – with Duke at #4, North Carolina at #6 and ACC newcomer Louisville at #8.

Last season’s national runner-up, Kentucky, begins the season at #1, with Arizona at #2 and Wisconsin at #3.

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Team of Destiny: Inside UVA Basketball's improbable run

Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25.

The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

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