January 29, 2018
Nevada forward Elijah Foster (12) and Wyoming forward Hayden Dalton (20) scramble for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Laramie, Wyo., Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. (Shannon Broderick/Laramie Boomerang via AP)
Virginia has not been ranked No. 1 since Ralph Sampson patrolled the lane in Charlottesville. The Cavaliers took a step toward their first top ranking in 35 years on Monday, earning 17 of 65 first-place votes from a media panel following wins over No. 18 Clemson and No. 4 Duke.