Though fans didn’t move Virginia as high as the AP voters, who positioned the Hoos at No. 22 in their latest ranking, they did at least welcome them back into the Top 25, putting them at No. 24 in Week 14’s SB Nation FanPulse Poll.
UVA replaced Virginia Tech in this week’s poll, thanks to some big win they had last Friday. They now join Clemson as the ACC’s lone two representatives — a theme throughout this 2019 college football season — in the rankings.
In other news, some of the biggest losers in Week 14’s poll include Alabama (No. 5 to No. 9), Minnesota (No. 10 to No. 17 ) and Cincinnati (No. 16 to No. 20), all of whom suffered tough losses over the weekend. Meanwhile, Wisconsin (No. 17 to No. 12) and Boise State (No. 20 to No. 16) took two of the largest jumps up after earning another win.
Here’s the complete picture as we enter conference championship weekend:
To no one’s surprise, the UVA fanbase also showed the Cavaliers some love after Friday’s streak-ending win against the Hokies. Like the AP Poll, the Streaking The Lawn community named Virginia the nation’s 22nd best team.
Virginia’s FanPulse Top 25 - Week 14
|2||Ohio State (12-0)|
|11||Penn State (10-2)|
|15||Notre Dame (10-2)|
|16||Boise State (11-1)|
|18||App State (11-1)|
|24||Air Force (10-2)|
Confidence is high, as well, moving slightly up from 95.7% last week to 96.4% this time around.
And, of course, faith in the direction of men’s basketball, which enters Wednesday’s game against Purdue at 7-0, remains at a perfect 100%.