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USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25: Virginia Football...receiving votes?

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The Hoos are 4-1 and gaining momentum.

Duke v Virginia Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images

The Virginia Cavalier football team are 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the ACC following Saturday’s big home win, and some coaches around the league are starting to notice. Today (Sunday), the USA Today Coaches Poll was released, and there was a new team in the “receiving votes” category: your Wahoos.

Alabama took the top spot once again, followed by reigning national champion Clemson. Penn State, Washington, and Georgia round out the top five. The ACC has five teams currently ranked in the coaches poll (including Notre Dame):

After Clemson, Miami comes in at #10 following their last-second dramatic win over rival Florida State. Virginia Tech is next at #17, Notre Dame at #19, and NC State at #20.

Louisville - which was #17 last week - dropped out of the rankings following their two touchdown loss to NC State.

Virginia was last ranked in the AP poll in 2011 after upsetting Florida State on the road.

The full rankings:

  1. Alabama (57)
  2. Clemson (8)
  3. Penn State
  4. Washington
  5. Georgia
  6. Wisconsin
  7. TCU
  8. Ohio State
  9. Washington State
  10. Miami (FL)
  11. Auburn
  12. Oklahoma
  13. USC
  14. Oklahoma State
  15. South Florida
  16. Michigan
  17. Virginia Tech
  18. San Diego State
  19. Notre Dame
  20. NC State
  21. UCF
  22. Michigan State
  23. Utah
  24. Navy
  25. Stanford

Fellow ACC squads Louisville, Georgia Tech, and Wake Forest also received votes this week. The Hoos will have to face Miami and Virginia Tech still this season, and will hit the road to take on North Carolina next Saturday.