- The Washington Times - Monday, March 5, 2018

For the fourth consecutive week, the University of Virginia men’s basketball team was ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press poll. But for the first time, there was no doubt about it.

Virginia (28-2, 17-1 ACC) received all 65 first-place votes this week in the poll’s final edition of the regular season.

The Cavaliers came from behind to defeat Louisville 67-66 last week by scoring 5 points in the final 0.9 seconds. Then they finished the regular season slate with a 62-57 senior night win over Notre Dame.

Villanova leapfrogged Big East foe Xavier to the No. 2 spot while the Musketeers stayed third. Michigan State fell to No. 4, and Duke rounded out the top five.

After winning the Big Ten Tournament Sunday over Purdue and toppling Michigan State along the way, Michigan jumped eight spots from No. 15 to No. 7.

Florida and Miami re-entered the top 25 at No. 23 and No. 24, respectively. They replaced Kentucky and Middle Tennessee State.

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