Another solid performance this week by the Hoos, who took down Pitt by a final score of 24-19. Virginia is finally on a bye this week, but at 4-2 at the halfway point, they have already eclipsed last season's production and have exceed expectations for many fans and media alike.
Saturday was a crazy day to be in the Top 10, with Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and former UVA opponent UCLA all falling. That, of course, will make it tougher for the Hoos to crack the Top 25, although if you're like most fans, you're just more concerned about Virginia continuing on their winning ways, and less concerned about the respect the Hoos may or may not be getting in the polls.
In all, three Virginia opponents remain in the Coaches Top 25 -- FSU, UCLA and undefeated newcomer to the poll Georgia Tech. BYU fell hard to Utah State, and dropped out of the Coaches Top 25, joining other UVA opponents Louisville and Duke.
On the AP side, it's a similar landscape.FSU, UCLA, and Georgia Tech are all in. Louisville and BYU are receiving votes, although Duke seems to have disappeared.
I don't like to harp too much about how much respect Virginia is or is not getting on the polls, because they'll eventually sort themselves out by the end of the season. But after a DOMINANT 17-10 win over Western Illinois, North Dakota State received three AP votes to Virginia's one. Is anyone still watching UVA's games?
Anyway, here's a look at the full poll:
|1||Florida State||Florida State||Auburn|
|3||Mississippi State, Ole Miss (tie)||Baylor||Ole Miss|
|6||Notre Dame||Mississippi State||Texas A&M|
|8||Michigan State||Michigan State||Mississippi State|
|14||Texas A&M||Texas A&M||Michigan State|
|15||Ohio State||Ohio State||Stanford|
|16||Oklahoma State||Kansas State||LSU|
|17||Kansas State||UCLA||Ohio State|
|19||East Carolina||East Carolina||USC|
|20||Arizona State||Arizona State||Florida|
Coaches' Poll Others Receiving Votes: Marshall 98; Utah 80; LSU 75; Louisville 36; Wisconsin 36; Southern California 28; Brigham Young 16; Minnesota 13; Duke 12; Washington 12; Kentucky 11; West Virginia 8; Iowa 6; Arkansas 6; Memphis 5; California 4; Penn State 3; Rutgers 2.
AP Poll Others Receiving Votes: Clemson 92, Marshall 78, USC 61, Louisville 36, LSU 35, BYU 26, West Virginia 18, Arkansas 14, Wisconsin 7, California 6, Penn State 5, Rutgers 4, Kentucky 4, North Dakota State 3, Minnesota 2, South Carolina 1, Virginia 1