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CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia men’s basketball team entered the Associated Press Top 25 this week, coming in at No. 24 in the latest poll released Monday. It marks the first time the Cavaliers have been ranked since November 2007.

Virginia is 9-1 and off to its best start since going 9-1 to open the 2003-04 campaign. The Cavaliers have won seven consecutive games, including a 67-54 win at Oregon on Sunday.

Eight of Virginia’s nine wins this season have been by double-digits. The Cavaliers rank second nationally in scoring defense at 48.5 points allowed per game as they have held all 10 opponents under 60 points.

The last time Virginia was nationally ranked was on November 19, 2007, when it was No. 23 in the AP poll.

The Cavaliers conclude a two-game road trip to the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday when they play Seattle University. Game time at KeyArena is 10 p.m. ET.

Virginia returns home on December 27 when it hosts Maryland-Eastern Shore at 7 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena.

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