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:
- Kentucky (11)
- North Carolina (12)
- Maryland (5)
- Duke (3)
- Kansas (1)
- Iowa State
- Wichita St.
- Michigan State
- Notre Dame
- West Virginia
Neither VCU or Richmond received votes for the Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll. Old Dominion received one vote.