That’s right folks, your Virginia Cavaliers entered the AP Poll yesterday for the first time since the 2011 season, coming in at number 23. The ranking appearance came after the Hoos’ victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, 31-21. In the third quarter of the game, senior Olamide Zaccheaus became the the all-time Virginia leader in receptions by catching the 211th pass of his career.
Elsewhere in the UVA sporting world, we broke down men’s basketball’s ACC schedule and listed our top five frontcourts in the conference. Here’s what else you might have missed from over the weekend:
Something we’ve grown accustomed to this season is Bryce Hall’s excellence at the cornerback position. In last weekend’s game against UNC, the junior, once again, did not disappoint, earning the best coverage grade of any cornerback in the conference. His lockdown ability continues to beg the question: why do quarterbacks keep throwing in his direction?
The highest coverage grades from ACC cornerbacks last weekend pic.twitter.com/KnXNEgpm8x— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 26, 2018
The college division of Pro Football Focus named Hall to their National Defense Team of the Week for his efforts.
Christian Wilkins was impressive on defense (and his lone play on offense) against FSU – headlining the National Defense of the Weekhttps://t.co/TGDXo7TyZP pic.twitter.com/HZI7r1VDsx— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 28, 2018
PFF also highlighted quarterback Bryce Perkins, who had himself a nice day against the Tar Heels. Perkins, when kept clean by his offensive line, completed 16 of his 19 pass attempts and tallied two touchdowns.
Bryce Perkins had quite the day when kept clean from pressure on Saturday against UNC pic.twitter.com/b8nzlh6CrE— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 28, 2018
Former Virginia men’s tennis player Dominic Inglot captured the double’s title at Basel’s Swiss Indoors professional event. Inglot, who paired up with Croatia’s Franko Skugor, bested brothers Mischa and Alexander Zverev 6-2, 7-5 in the final.
Fantastic week here at the Swiss Indoors @ATPWorldTour 500 event and thrilled to get the win. There were some tough matches for @dominglot & @FrankoSkugor, saving match points in the 1/4 Finals but they played a great final to beat Zverev & Zverev #tennis #winning @BritishTennis pic.twitter.com/4xrqWi3kdm— Rob Smith (@RobSmith_1) October 28, 2018
Well, would you look at that.
According to ESPN FPI, Virginia is now the favorite to win the Coastal division with a 44 percent chance. Virginia Tech next at 33 percent.— Andrea Adelson (@aadelsonESPN) October 28, 2018