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This is our first SB Nation Reacts post of the season, and we hope to make this a weekly recurring feature. If you’d like to be a part of the results, sign up above—each week, we’ll poll not just UVA fans but fans across the whole college landscape with a quick, 2-minute survey.
We’ll start with Virginia. Cavaliers fans’ confidence remains high after the team’s win over Duke last weekend. 93 percent of Virginia fans said they are confident the team is headed in the right direction, only a slight drop from a full 100 percent last week.
That’s still pretty good — Virginia fans remain encouraged after what they saw last week against Duke, and the very slight drop might be a reaction to a somewhat lackluster start before turning it up a notch and handling Duke, forcing seven turnovers in the process.
Part of the dip might also be attributed to looking ahead towards tonight’s matchup at Clemson.
On the national scale, it didn’t take long, but the college football season has already delivered its first round of massive upsets. Two top-10 teams fell to unranked opponents last week, with two more nearly meeting the same fate.
According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, fans believe one team should be most concerned over the rest. Nearly half of fans who responded said they believe LSU should be the most concerned.
The defending national champions were ranked No. 6 last week when they fell at home to Mississippi State. Similarly, No. 3 Oklahoma lost at home to unranked Kansas State. Texas and Texas A&M were able to survive the week with wins, but both games were decided by a touchdown or less.
The Aggies have another difficult test this weekend as they go on the road to play Alabama. However, the most anticipated game of the weekend is a different SEC matchup, as No. 7 Auburn goes on the road to play No. 4 Georgia.
UVA looks to pull a massive upset of their own this weekend on the road against top-ranked Clemson. The Hoos have never beaten a top-5 opponent on the road.
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