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Duke, Louisville and Virginia all among the top six
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference leads all leagues nationally with six teams among the Associated Press Top 25 weekly rankings announced on Monday.
Duke (No. 2), Louisville (No. 4) and Virginia (No. 6) give the ACC another national best with three teams ranked among the nation’s top six. Miami is at No. 20, followed by North Carolina at No. 21 an Notre Dame at No. 25. The Big 12 is second with five ranked teams, while the Pac-12, Big Ten and Big East each have three.
The last time six ACC teams were ranked occurred on January 11, 2010 – Duke (No. 8), North Carolina (No. 12), Georgia Tech (No. 20), Miami (No. 23), Clemson (No. 24) and Florida State (No. 25).
The last time three ACC teams were ranked among the top teams occurred on January 26, 2009 – Duke (No. 1), North Carolina (No. 5) and Wake Forest (No. 6)
This is Virginia’s highest pre-Christmas AP ranking since the Cavaliers were ranked fourth on December 24, 2002.