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Virginia receiving votes in Week 1 AP poll

Hoos jump in at No. 25 when adjusted for cancellations.

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The Week 1 AP Poll was released Monday afternoon (August 24), even as several conferences have canceled their seasons as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Clemson is one of just three ACC teams in the initial poll, with the ACC-included Notre Dame ranked No. 10, and the Sam Howell-led North Carolina Tar Heels coming in at No. 18. Virginia is scheduled to play both of those ACC teams in their modified 10-game schedule, with Clemson on the road and UNC at home.

It’s the usual players at the top as Ohio State (No. 2), Alabama (No. 3), Georgia (No. 4), and Oklahoma (No. 5) round out the top five. The Virginia Cavaliers are one of the teams receiving votes, coming in at No. 39.

The SEC led all conferences with seven ranked teams, followed by six from the Big Ten, and four from the Big 12.

Here is the full poll:

College Football AP Poll - Week 1

Rank School Conference
Rank School Conference
1 Clemson ACC
2 Ohio State* Big Ten
3 Alabama SEC
4 Georgia SEC
5 Oklahoma Big 12
7 Penn State* Big Ten
8 Florida SEC
9 Oregon* Pac-12
10 Notre Dame Independents
11 Auburn SEC
12 Wisconsin* Big Ten
13 Texas A&M SEC
14 Texas Big 12
15 Oklahoma State Big 12
16 Michigan* Big Ten
17 USC* Pac-12
18 North Carolina ACC
19 Minnesota* Big Ten
20 Cincinnati American Athletic
21 UCF American Athletic
22 Utah* Pac-12
23 Iowa State Big 12
24 Iowa* Big Ten
25 Tennessee SEC
* Schools that have canceled their seasons; Memphis 86, Virginia Tech 85, Boise State 68, Arizona State 66, Miami (FL) 42, Louisville 32, Appalachian State 26, Washington 21, Kentucky 20, Indiana 19, Baylor 15, California 11, TCU 9, Virginia 7, Navy 6, Florida State 6, SMU 3, Mississippi State 3, Air Force 3, Northwestern 1, UAB 1

BUT — and it’s a big but — you might remember that the Big Ten and Pac-12 have cancelled their seasons due to concerns over the virus and its short-and-long-term implications. The ACC, Big 12, and SEC are planning to push ahead, along with the American Athletic Conference (although UConn has cancelled its season).

If you take out the nine teams that won’t be playing, the Top 25 looks just a little different.

Virginia sneaks in at No. 25 in the adjusted poll, becoming one of seven ACC schools ranked as Virginia Tech (No. 18), Miami (No. 19), and Louisville (No. 20) were all also receiving votes.

Here is the poll when adjusted for cancellations:

AP Poll - Week 1 (with cancellations)

Rank School Conference
Rank School Conference
1 Clemson ACC
2 Alabama SEC
3 Georgia SEC
4 Oklahoma Big 12
6 Florida SEC
7 Notre Dame Independents
8 Auburn SEC
9 Texas A&M SEC
10 Texas Big 12
11 Oklahoma State Big 12
12 North Carolina ACC
13 Cincinnati American Athletic
14 UCF American Athletic
15 Iowa State Big 12
16 Tennessee SEC
17 Memphis American Athletic
18 Virginia Tech ACC
19 Miami ACC
20 Louisville ACC
21 Appalachian State Sun Belt
22 Kentucky SEC
23 Baylor Big 12
24 TCU Big 12
25 Virginia ACC