Virginia is now the unquestioned No. 1 in the AP Top 25.
The Cavaliers earned all 65 first-place votes in Monday's poll after finishing four games ahead of the field in the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season race. This was Virginia's fourth straight week at No. 1, with the Cavaliers acquiring more first-place votes each time until claiming them all this week.
Virginia joined fellow ACC team Duke as teams to be unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 this season. Pretty good for a team that was picked to finish sixth in the ACC during the preseason.
The Cavaliers (28-2, 17-1 ACC) open ACC tournament play in Thursday's quarterfinals in Brooklyn with a chance to sweep the league regular-season and tournament titles for the second time in five seasons.
"Now you are in one-and-done tournament play — the ACC tournament and the NCAA tournament," coach Tony Bennett said after Saturday's win against Notre Dame.
"You continue on, but you understand that it is quality play," he said. "You do not change who you are, but you know that if you drop one, you are out."
Michigan State fell to fourth, followed by Duke, Gonzaga and Michigan — which jumped eight spots to No. 7 after beating the Spartans and Purdue to win a second straight Big Ten tournament title.
The Wolverines have won nine straight games and own their highest AP Top 25 ranking since hitting No. 7 in the final poll of the 2013-14 season.
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The Huskies (30-0) have been the unanimous top choice all season from the 32-member media panel. They are in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament Monday night. The Huskies are 99-0 against AAC opponents since the formation of the conference, 86-0 in regular-season games and 13-0 in the conference tournaments.
Baylor moved up to second and Louisville third after then-No. 2 Mississippi State lost to South Carolina in the SEC title game. The Bulldogs slipped to fourth. Notre Dame was fifth.
Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, UCLA and Ohio State round out the top 10.
Most of the major conferences finished their tournaments this weekend with just the Big 12 title game Monday night featuring Baylor and Texas.