Last weekend’s 38-31 win over North Carolina in Chapel Hill didn’t impress voters enough to push the Virginia Cavaliers back into the fan-determined Top 25. Of course, losing two out of three in-conference games to Miami and Louisville prior to Saturday’s triumph didn’t help the Wahoos’ cause.
Besides UVA, two of the biggest movers in Week 10’s SB Nation FanPulse were SMU and Appalachian State, whose losses to Memphis and Georgia Southern, respectively, left zero undefeated Group of Five teams on the board.
All the way at the top, LSU and Alabama remain No. 1 and No. 2, as the two prepare for their matchup this Saturday in Tuscaloosa for a game that has all sorts of College Football Playoff implications.
Here’s the fans’ complete perspective through ten weeks:
Though Virginia followers also could not find enough reason to put the Cavaliers back into the polls, their faith in the team’s direction was at least restored, jumping from 65.2% to 96.2%, as the Hoos kept control of their own destiny for the divisional championship.
Virginia’s FanPulse Top 25 - Week 10
|4||Ohio State (8-0)|
|5||Penn State (8-0)|
|14||Notre Dame (6-2)|
|18||Wake Forest (7-1)|
|21||San Diego State (7-1)|
|22||Boise State (7-1)|
|23||Louisiana Tech (7-1)|
|24||App State (7-1)|
|25||Kansas State (6-2)|
As a bonus, we also tracked the Streaking The Lawn’s community’s confidence in the men’s basketball program, given that the season starts tomorrow night. Coming off of a national title, that number was, rather unsurprisingly, a perfect 100%.