CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Virginia men's basketball continued their rise up the rankings up to No. 3 in the latest AP Top 25.

The Cavaliers moved up two spots to No. 3 in the AP Top 25, the program's highest ranking since finishing the 2018-19 season at No. 2 overall on their way to winning the national championship.

Houston rose to No. 1 in the country for the first time since 1983 after previous No. 1 North Carolina lost twice last week. UVA picked up two first place votes behind only the Cougars No. 2 Texas (8) and No. 5 Purdue (8). The Tar Heels fell to No. 18, a spot behind No. 17 Duke, the only other two ACC teams ranked.

In their lone action of the week, UVA picked up a 72-45 win over Maryland Eastern Shore to remain the final ACC team still unbeaten.

Virginia will face Michigan in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday before opening ACC play against Florida State on Saturday. The Cavaliers have only three games before a potential top-three battle against Houston in Charlottesville on Saturday, Dec. 17.