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|
|6||Ohio State Buckeyes||12-2||1267||1||NR|
|8||Michigan State Spartans||13-1||1050||NR|
|9||South Carolina Gamecocks||11-2||1009||1||NR|
|17||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||9-4||509||NR|
|18||Arizona State Sun Devils||10-4||358||NR|
|20||Texas A&M Aggies||9-4||266||NR|
|21||Kansas State Wildcats||8-5||257||NR|
|23||North Carolina Tar Heels||7-6||175||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?