Virginia rises in AP Top 25 after win over Louisville

uva basketballDefending national champion Virginia is up five spots, to 17, in this week’s Associated Press Top 25.

The Cavaliers (23-7, 15-5 ACC) have won eight straight and 11 of their last 12, earning the #2 seed in this week’s ACC Tournament after starting 4-4 in conference play.

In this recent stretch, UVA has wins over Florida State (26-5), this week’s fourth-ranked team, Duke (25-6), which is ranked 10th this week, and Louisville (24-7), ranked 15th.

The lone loss since Jan. 20 was a seven-point setback at Louisville.

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