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Virginia's Opponents in the Coaches Poll Top 25

Just how daunting is Virginia's 2014 schedule?

Stacy Revere

Last Thursday, the Coaches Top 25 came out. We here at Streaking The Lawn largely ignored it because we figured, if we didn't write about college football, it wouldn't happen and maybe we could just somehow skip over to basketball and baseball season again, because that sure was fun, wasn't it?

Anyway, below is a list of just some of the teams that stand to get more than two wins this season, according to the coaches:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK
1 Florida State Seminoles 14-0 1543 56 NR
2 Alabama Crimson Tide 11-2 1455 NR
3 Oklahoma Sooners 11-2 1382 3 NR
4 Oregon Ducks 11-2 1314 1 NR
5 Auburn Tigers 12-2 1271 NR
6 Ohio State Buckeyes 12-2 1267 1 NR
7 UCLA Bruins 10-3 1085 NR
8 Michigan State Spartans 13-1 1050 NR
9 South Carolina Gamecocks 11-2 1009 1 NR
10 Baylor Bears 11-2 965 NR
11 Stanford Cardinal 11-3 955 NR
12 Georgia Bulldogs 8-5 905 NR
13 LSU Tigers 10-3 833 NR
14 Wisconsin Badgers 9-4 654 NR
15 USC Trojans 10-4 627 NR
16 Clemson Tigers 11-2 535 NR
17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 9-4 509 NR
18 Arizona State Sun Devils 10-4 358 NR
19 Mississippi Rebels 8-5 346 NR
20 Texas A&M Aggies 9-4 266 NR
21 Kansas State Wildcats 8-5 257 NR
22 Nebraska Cornhuskers 9-4 228 NR
23 North Carolina Tar Heels 7-6 175 NR
24 Texas Longhorns 8-5 143 NR
25 Washington Huskies 9-4 142 NR
Others Receiving Votes:
Missouri 126; Florida 122; Central Florida 102; Mississippi State 74; Oklahoma State 56; TCU 54; Michigan 53; Iowa 49; Miami (Fla.) 45; Duke 41; Louisville 32; Marshall 27; Brigham Young 18; Boise State 13; Louisiana-Lafayette 12; Virginia Tech 12; Texas Tech 8; Minnesota 6; Cincinnati 6; Northwestern 5; Oregon State 4; Fresno State 4; GeorgiaTech 2; Houston 2; Arkansas 1; Arizona 1; Northern Illinois 1.

Congratulations to them. We're really excited for them. No really, we are. (We're not.)

We've all read repeatedly by now that Virginia has a tough schedule. From this, we see that this year, the Hoos face three teams ranked in the top 25, including No. 1 Florida State, No. 7 UCLA and No. 23 North Carolina. So that's fun.

Add to that list the six teams that are also receiving votes, and could very well end up in the top 25 by season's end: Miami, Duke, Louisville, BYU, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech.

That's nine of the 12 teams on the schedule that are getting recognition by the coaches. Oh, and back in June, Richmond was ranked preseason by Athlon Sports as No. 18 in the FCS division. The only teams not receiving any recognition are Kent State and Pitt.

Which of Virginia's 12 opponents do you think will end up in the Top 10 and Top 25 by the end of the year?