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Virginia enters the AP Top 25 at No. 25

Hoos host Florida State on Saturday night.

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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).

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

Rank Team Previous Rank
Rank Team Previous Rank
1 Clemson 1
2 Alabama 2
3 Georgia 3
4 LSU 6
5 Oklahoma 4
6 Ohio State 5
7 Notre Dame 8
8 Auburn 10
9 Florida 11
10 Michigan 7
11 Utah 13
12 Texas 9
13 Penn State 15
14 Wisconsin 17
15 Oregon 16
16 Texas A&M 12
17 UCF 18
18 Michigan State 19
19 Iowa 20
20 Washington State 22
21 Maryland NR
22 Boise State 24
23 Washington 14
24 USC NR
25 Virginia NR
Others receiving votes: Iowa State 96, California 95, Mississippi State 73, TCU 66, North Carolina 48, Army 42, Colorado 21, Oklahoma State 20, Memphis 12, Arizona State 4, Boston College 2, Kentucky 2, Appalachian State 2, Syracuse 2, Minnesota 1