After suffering the biggest upset in the history of college hoops last year, the Virginia Cavaliers bounced back in epic fashion by winning the national championship. It was validation for a program that has been successful for the past few years.
With the NCAA Tournament over, Virginia finishes the season on top of the mountain. However, Texas Tech deserves a bunch of credit for an improbable run to the title game.
The men’s basketball coaches poll came out today, and there aren’t a ton of surprises. Perhaps the most questionable ranking is Duke coming in at No. 4 despite not making the Final Four.
Most of the teams are in major conferences with Buffalo and Wofford as the exceptions.
Here is the final coaches poll:
- Texas Tech
- Michigan State
- North Carolina
- Florida State
- Virginia Tech
- Kansas State
- Iowa State
The Big Ten and the ACC feature five teams each in the top 25, while the SEC has three teams in the top 10.
Virginia was the No. 1 team in the nation for the majority of the regular season, and it’s fitting to see it reclaim that spot.