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Here's The Final College Basketball AP Poll Heading Into The NCAA Tournament

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - MARCH 04: The Pittsburgh Panthers and Virginia Cavaliers tip off during a game at John Paul Jones Arena on March 4, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)

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.

  1. Virginia
  2. Villanova
  3. Kansas
  4. Xavier
  5. Michigan State
  6. Cincinnati
  7. Michigan
  8. Gonzaga
  9. Duke
  10. North Carolina
  11. Purdue
  12. Arizona
  13. Tennessee
  14. Texas Tech
  15. West Virginia
  16. Wichita State
  17. Ohio State
  18. Kentucky
  19. Auburn
  20. Clemson
  21. Houston
  22. Miami (FL)
  23. Florida
  24. Nevada
  25. 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.