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Sunday, October 16, 2005

What, no gloating?

I fully expected to roll back into town this evening to find SST chock full of joyful rantings by our friend Lighthorse Harry over UVA's stunning upset win over Florida State. I guess the post-game celebrations must have got the better of him.

Believe it or not, I'm quite happy for the Hoos. I'm certainly no fan of FSU, and I believe UVA's victory confirms that the ACC is indeed the best conference in college football today. Excluding Duke, any team in the ACC can be competitive with any other team on any given saturday. Witness Boston College manhandling these very same Wahoos last week, only to struggle with Wake Forest yesterday. Top to bottom, the ACC is the most competitive league in the nation and I would not be surprised to see two ACC teams in the BCS this year.

Of course, there is still a lot of football left to be played, but UVA's victory is the type of win that can turn a season around. With their remaining schedule, the Cavaliers will have a lot to say about who emerges on top of the ACC's Coastal Division. The Wahoo's opponents, particularly Miami and VT, had better watch this game-tape and be ready for a different team than Maryland and BC saw.

7 Comments:

Blogger GOPHokie said...

Zach, I too am amazed at the lack of gloating from the wahoo nation.
Perhaps they fear this is an anomoly.
I was actually rooting against the hoos yesterday for one reason, we need FSU to be ranked as high as possible for the ACC Title game.
If we win out (and thats a big IF), we will need every little point we can get in the BCS to edge out Texas.
Oh well, I guess UVA will now continue to beat FSU once every 10 years.

10:03 PM

 
Blogger CR UVa said...

In all of our excitement, us Wahoos have been content to absorb the win. Of course, this is a huge win, and makes a statement to everyone in the ACC that no team is safe. Still, there is a lot of work to be done. After a win against FSU, we do have to wonder why UMD and BC gave us so much trouble.

Watch out gophokie and old zach, we have VT in our crosshairs. :)

10:46 PM

 
Blogger GOPHokie said...

You guys always have us in your crosshairs.
We are expecting that.

12:44 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gophokie, the wahoo nation has 2 wins over Top 5 opponents in the past 10 years.

How many you got?

12:26 PM

 
Blogger GOPHokie said...

#2 Miami in 2003.
The only top 5 teams we have played other than them were all #1.
anon, the Hokie Nation has 10 bowl berths and 4 conference titles in the last 10 years.
How many of each do the hoos have?

12:57 PM

 
Blogger CR UVa said...

And what is VT's record in those 10 bowls? 4-6.

What good is a bowl berth if you are going to lose most of them?

10:26 PM

 
Blogger Old Zach said...

CR, I have just two words for you friend. Fresno. State.

1:21 AM

 

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