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Virginia still on the outside in SB Nation’s FanPulse Top 25


NCAA Football: William & Mary at Virginia Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Cavaliers may have snuck into the latest AP Poll at No. 25, but the voters in the SB Nation FanPulse Top 25 don’t feel the same. Virginia just missed the cut, but received votes in this week’s poll.

Yet again...another week, another ranking led by the Clemson Tigers, as the ACC’s finest dispatched then-No. 12 Texas A&M, 24-10, on Saturday afternoon. Besides those Tigers, who have now rattled off 17 wins in a row, Ed Orgeron’s LSU squad also earned a notable victory in Week Two, besting Texas on the road, 45-38, behind 471 passing yards and four touchdowns from senior quarterback Joe Burrow. With the win, the Bayou Bengals make their first trip to the top five.

On the other side of the spectrum, notable drops included Michigan, from seven to 10, following their nail-biter with Army, Washington, after a loss to a once-perceived lowly California team, and Syracuse, who dropped out of the Top 25 thanks to a blowout defeat at the hands Maryland, 63-20. With the Orange’s loss, Clemson now stands as the lone team from the ACC in the rankings.

Here’s how the Top 25 shook out in the national poll:

Virginia fans remain unwavering in their support, as the Hoos continue to climb our community’s leaderboard. Up two spots from last week into the 21st position, the UVA faithful eagerly await the Florida State Seminoles this Saturday night following the team’s domination of William & Mary three days ago.

Our friends over in the Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, and Pitt communities all had the Cavaliers in their Top 25.

Here’s how Virginia fans see the rankings:

Virginia FanPulse Poll - Week 2

Rank Team
Rank Team
1 Clemson
2 Alabama
3 Georgia
4 Oklahoma
6 Ohio State
7 Notre Dame
8 Florida
9 Auburn
10 Michigan
11 Texas
12 Utah
13 Penn State
14 Texas A&M
15 Oregon
16 Washington
17 UCF
18 Wisconsin
19 Michigan State
20 Iowa
21 Virginia
22 Washington State
23 Iowa State
24 Maryland
25 Mississippi State

As mentioned, the Hoos have a huge test with Florida State coming to town this Saturday. The Seminoles have struggled so far this season — losing to Boise State and escaping UL-Monroe in OT — but led both games by double digits at the half.

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