The Virginia basketball team is now less than 20 days away from the season opener at Syracuse! The Cavaliers, fresh off their first National Championship, take a new-look group to the dome on Wednesday, Nov. 6 for a 9 p.m. tipoff on the ACC Network.
With the season closing in, the ACC media released its preseason votes last week. Once again, the media picked Duke to win with 51 first-place votes even though the Blue Devils haven’t finished first in the regular season standings since 2010. UNC was second with 19 first-place votes followed by Louisville with 29 first-place votes and Virginia with 12 first-place votes.
In the weekly Fan Friday segment here on The Sabre, we gave you a chance to pick between those four teams in our own preseason poll. The votes are in and the Cavaliers topped the charts. The results:
Who Will Win The ACC Basketball Regular Season?
- Virginia (57%, 28 Votes)
- Louisville (22%, 11 Votes)
- North Carolina (12%, 6 Votes)
- Duke (8%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 49
It’s time for the rest of this week’s article. Let’s go!
Thread Of The Week
This article series is dedicated to UVA fans so this week’s choice was an easy one. Poster Eta shared this article from UVA Today about Som Patasomcit, one of the Hoos’ biggest fans. Here he is in our photo gallery from the Florida State game earlier this year:
It’s a good read and it sparked several good posts in this thread. Some of the select posts are below too.
Fans Of The Week
Wave, you’re the Fans of the Week!
Student Fans Of The Week
The football team is back at Scott Stadium for the only time this month so hopefully students are ready to bring the noise again.
Feature Photo Of The Week
The Cavaliers are going back to the orange jerseys this week.
Takes Of The Week
On The Corner message board, poster Trugoy started a thread about pro careers for Virginia athletes. With Ryan Zimmerman and Sean Doolittle going to the World Series with the Washington Nationals, that led to a good conversation about the best Virginia pro career of all time. The whole thread is here where you’ll see names like Bill Dudley, Henry Jordan, Dawn Staley, Becky Sauerbrunn, Javier Lopez, and more. Some of the posts are featured below.
Question Of The Week
The pick this week comes from the football board where Cavalier Crusader asked a simple question: “I’m curious … who believes we can ‘run the table’ until the ACC Championship Game?” The responses are in this thread.