Team preview: Virginia

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college football season, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 28, 2004
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Virginia has 17-of-22 starters back this season and no doubt, the Cavaliers will be ranked among the Top 25 teams in the country in the preseason. And here's the problem in the new-and-improved Atlantic Coast Conference: Nationally prominent Virginia may be hard-pressed to improve on last year's fourth place finish in the league. Just look at the November schedule, a murderous row of Maryland and Miami at home and then Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech on the road. The Cavs get Clemson at home and Florida State on the road in October, too, by the way.

Welcome to ACC football in the new millennium.