The final college basketball AP Poll ahead of the 2018 NCAA Tournament has been released. Virginia retained its position at No. 1.
The field for the 2018 NCAA Tournament is set, with Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier earning the 1-seeds in the event. It looks like the Associated Press agrees with the selection committee's decision.
The final AP Poll of the 2017-2018 season ahead of the NCAA Tournament has been revealed. Virginia, after winning the ACC Tournament and earning the overall 1-seed in the Big Dance, retains its No. 1 ranking. Villanova, Xavier, Kansas, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Michigan, Gonzaga, Duke and UNC round out the top 10.
Clearly, that means the AP thinks more of Michigan State, Michigan and Gonzaga than the selection committee.
Here's the entire top 25 ranking. You can also check it out at the AP's website.
- Michigan State
- North Carolina
- Texas Tech
- West Virginia
- Wichita State
- Ohio State
- Miami (FL)
- Saint Mary's
You can check out the full 2018 NCAA Tournament bracket here.
The NCAA Tournament is set to tip off Tuesday night. Virginia is the odds-on favorite to cut down the nets.