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Virginia Football Receiving Votes in Both Coaches and AP Polls

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The Hoos are sniffing the Top 25 and will get there if they can keep it up for another couple weeks.

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What a time to be alive! Your Virginia Cavaliers are 5-1 and riding a four-game win streak that has them 2-0 in conference play. The Hoos are now receiving votes in both the Coaches Poll and the AP Poll, which is a far cry from where expectations sat before the season started.

Alabama continues to lead both polls, while Miami and Clemson lead the pack for the ACC as the two conference teams in the Top 10. Joining Miami and Clemson from the ACC are VaTech and NC State, and Notre Dame if you count them.

Extending the rankings, Virginia’s votes in the polls would put them 28th in the Coaches Poll and 29th in the AP Poll. We also included the S&P+ top 25 ratings -- the Hoos are at No. 34 with a 7.2 rating.

Week 8 National Rankings

Rank Coaches Poll AP Poll S&P Ratings
Rank Coaches Poll AP Poll S&P Ratings
1 Alabama (63) Alabama (61) Ohio State
2 Penn State Penn State Alabama
3 Georgia Georgia Penn State
4 Texas Christian Texas Christian Oklahoma
5 Wisconsin Wisconsin Georgia
6 Ohio State Ohio State Wisconsin
7 Miami Clemson Washington
8 Clemson Miami Oklahoma
9 Oklahoma Oklahoma Central Florida
10 Southern California Oklahoma State Clemson
11 Oklahoma State Southern California Miami
12 Washington Washington Notre Dame
13 South Florida Notre Dame Texas Christian
14 VaTech VaTech Auburn
15 Michigan Washington State Stanford
16 Notre Dame T-16 South Florida Michigan
17 NC State T-16 NC State Southern California
18 Washington State Michigan State South Florida
19 Michigan State Michigan VaTech
20 Central Florida Central Florida Michigan State
21 Auburn Auburn Mississippi State
22 Stanford Stanford Washington State
23 West Virginia West Virginia NC State
24 Texas A&M Louisiana State Louisville
25 Louisiana State Memphis Florida State
Coaches Poll Others Receiving Votes: Kentucky 64; Memphis 50; Virginia 42; San Diego State 39; South Carolina 19; Utah 14; Navy 9; Mississippi State 6; Boise State 4; Colorado State 4; Marshall 3; Florida 2; Georgia Tech 2; Iowa State 2. | AP Poll Others receiving votes: San Diego St. 56, Texas A&M 46, Iowa St. 16, Virginia 10, Kentucky 8, Utah 4, Mississippi St. 3, South Carolina 2, Iowa 2, Navy 2, Texas Tech 2, Georgia Tech 1, Marshall 1, Florida St. 1

Virginia has not played any team ranked in the Top 25 of either poll — nor has the Coastal leader Miami, for that matter. The Hoos face Boston College and Pitt in the coming weeks before entering the gauntlet of ACC play in November, with Georgia Tech, Miami, Louisville, and Virginia Tech all on the slate.

Virginia and Boston College kick off at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 21 in Charlottesville.