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Fun Stat Nerd Tidbit: Virginia

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13 Oct 1990: Wide receiver Herman Moore of the Virginia Cavaliers dives for the ball during a game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. Virginia won the game 31-0.
13 Oct 1990: Wide receiver Herman Moore of the Virginia Cavaliers dives for the ball during a game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. Virginia won the game 31-0.

Since I referenced Virginia's brief rise to No. 1 in 1990, and since we discuss in today's Virginia profile just how ridiculously difficult it is to get to No. 1* in today's landscape (just as it was then, really)...

Weeks As Number One, Last Eight Years

USC: 38 weeks
Ohio State: 21 weeks
Oklahoma: 19 weeks
Florida: 14 weeks
Alabama: 12 weeks

Everybody Else: 17 weeks (LSU 4, Oregon 4, Texas 4, Auburn 3, Georgia 1, Missouri 1)

When something is so elite that even Texas and LSU have barely managed to attain it ... well ... what's a word stronger than "elite"?

In other news ... man, did I love Herman Moore.

Also: you really do owe it to yourself to get to know that 1990 Georgia Tech-Virginia game.  In fact, I think I know what Saturday's What I Love subject will be...

* As mentioned in the profile, "No. 1" is, in this case, defined as No. 1 in the AP Poll for the first half of the season, No. 1 in the BCS rankings for the last half of the season.