After opening the season with a road win at Pittsburgh and dominating William & Mary at home, Virginia Football has entered the AP Top 25. The Hoos come in at No. 25 this week, and it’s the first time UVA has been ranked since the October 28th poll last season when they were No. 23. This is the earliest in the season that Virginia has been ranked since 2005 (preseason No. 25).
POLL ALERT: LSU jumps Oklahoma to No. 4 in Top 25 presented by @askRegions behind Clemson, Alabama, Georgia; Maryland, USC, Virginia in, Iowa St and Syracuse out.— AP Top 25 (@AP_Top25) September 8, 2019
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Virginia welcomes the struggling Florida State Seminoles (1-1) to Scott Stadium on Saturday night. FSU blew a big halftime lead to Boise State in their season opener before nearly doing the same thing in Week 2 against UL-Monroe.
Clemson and Virginia are the only two ACC teams ranked after Syracuse dropped out with their big loss to Maryland. The Terps also joined the Top 25 this week, coming in at No. 21. North Carolina, Boston College, and Syracuse also received votes.
The top five teams didn’t change much as Clemson, Alabama, and Georgia stayed No. 1 through No. 3. LSU jumped from No. 6 to No. 4 thanks to their win at Texas, and Oklahoma fell one spot to No. 5. Ohio State, Notre Dame, Auburn, Florida, and Michigan round out the Top 10.
Here’s the full poll:
AP Top 25 - Week 3