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UVA Football's Past Three Seasons in Perspective

Hopefully UVA storms out to more wins this season
Hopefully UVA storms out to more wins this season
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Since the Virginia Cavaliers football team made the Chick-fil-A Bowl after the 2011 season, the Hoos have had a tough three-season stretch, to put it lightly. UVA has only amassed an 11-25 (.306) record overall and just 5-19 (.208) in ACC play.  To see just how inept these recent struggles have been, we should take a look at other schools and Virginia history for perspective.

In the past three seasons only five out of 66 NCAA schools from power conferences have had a worse record than the Cavaliers. The chart below shows which schools the Virginia football program is in company with:

UVA Football Record Past 3 Seasons

Those teams are not necessarily considered the most storied programs in college football history. The Hoos .306 win percentage is the worst three-season stretch for the program since 1981-1983. Back then, Dick Bestwick ended his tenure with 4-7 and 1-10 seasons and George Welsh started his UVA coaching career with a 2-9 season. Meanwhile, the last time in-state rival Virginia Tech had a three-season stretch like this was 1949-1951, and defending champions Ohio State have never had one in their 120+ year history.

For the graduating fourth-year class, they've never experienced a bowl game or a winning season while at Virginia.

Well at least there is nowhere for Virginia to go from here but up!