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College Football Rankings, Week 2: AP, Coaches Polls Reinforce Tough Strength of Schedule

Spoiler alert: Virginia remains unranked in this week's polls, but that doesn't mean we should ignore them (the polls) altogether. Which of UVa's opponents made the cut this week?

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Despite a dominating 45-13 performance on Saturday over the formidable Richmond Spiders, the Virginia Cavaliers remain unranked in this week's AP, Coaches, and Sagarin polls. No, we don't know why we're still including Sagarin in these polls. Notwithstanding, we still find the rankings interesting, because the Hoos are, from a technical perspective, not officially out of contention for the College Football Playoffs, and I can guarantee you that, given Virginia's strength of schedule, winning out the season by an average margin of 32 points is going to raise some eyebrows. With that said, here are this week's rankings:

AP Coaches Sagarin
1 Florida State (38) Florida State (51) Oregon
2 Oregon (16) Alabama (1) Georgia
3 Alabama (1) Oklahoma (3) Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma (2) Oregon (6) Texas A&M
5 Auburn Auburn Auburn
6 Georgia (1) Georgia (1) LSU
7 Texas A&M (2) Baylor Florida
8 Baylor Texas A&M Alabama
9 USC LSU Notre Dame
11 Notre Dame Notre Dame Michigan State
12 UCLA UCLA Ohio State
13 Michigan State Michigan State USC
14 Ole Miss Arizona State Wisconsin
15 Stanford Ole Miss Virginia Tech
16 Arizona State Stanford BYU
17 Virginia Tech Wisconsin Florida State
18 Wisconsin Ohio State Ole Miss
19 Kansas State Virginia Tech Arizona
20 Missouri Kansas State Baylor
21 Louisville Nebraska TCU
22 Ohio State Missouri UCF
23 Clemson South Carolina Stanford
24 South Carolina Clemson Kansas State
25 BYU North Carolina Louisville

Virginia's opponents have been highlighted in bold. After their big win over Ohio State on the road, Virginia Tech is obviously the biggest mover and shaker on this week's list, but of the Hoos' 11 FBS opponents, five of them show up in at least one of these top 25 rankings. In addition to the bolded teams, Duke and Pitt are each receiving votes in both AP and Coaches' Polls.