'Hoos Jump to No. 5 in Latest AP Poll

On Saturday, the Virginia basketball team clinched an ACC regular season title. On Monday, the Cavaliers cracked the top five in the national rankings.

UVa jumped seven spots to No. 5 in the latest Associated Press poll, released Monday afternoon. It's the highest the UVa program has been ranked in the AP poll since spending two weeks in December 2001 and January 2002 at No. 4 in the country.

It marks only the fourth time in the past 30 years where UVa is ranked in the top five of the AP's weekly poll.

The Cavaliers improved to 25-5 on the season, and 16-1 in the ACC with Saturday's 75-56 win at home against Syracuse. The win clinched the sixth ACC regular season title in program history, and the first outright regular season title since 1981.

UVa can wrap up the regular season with a 14th straight win next Sunday, when the Cavaliers visit Maryland.


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