UVa. Men’s Hoops 6th in USA Today Coaches Preseason Top 25 poll

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Cavaliers will begin the 2015-2016 ranked 6th in the USA Today Coaches Top 25 poll, which was released on Thursday.

Head Coach Tony Bennett and the Wahoos return four of last year’s starting five: Sr. Mike Tobey, Sr. Anthony Gill, All-American Malcolm Brogdon and Jr. London Perrentes.

Last year UVa. won the ACC regular season title for a 2nd year in a row then exiting the NCAA tournament after losing to Michigan State, in both seasons, as a two seed.

The rest of the preseason top 25 college basketball rankings from USA Today goes as follows:

  1. Kentucky (11)
  2. North Carolina (12)
  3. Maryland (5)
  4. Duke (3)
  5. Kansas (1)
  6. Virginia
  7. Iowa State
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Villanova
  10. Arizona
  11. Gonzaga
  12. Wichita St.
  13. Michigan State
  14. California
  15. Indiana
  16. Utah
  17. Wisconsin
  18. Notre Dame
  19. LSU
  20. Vanderbilt
  21. Baylor
  22. Butler
  23. West Virginia
  24. Connecticut
  25. Purdue

Neither VCU or Richmond received votes for the Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll. Old Dominion received one vote.

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