2023 Schedule Breakdown: Virginia Cavaliers

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The Virginia Cavaliers are the 73rd DI program in the 2023 schedule breakdown series. The Cavaliers are coming off a 2022 campaign in which they went 12-4 overall, 5-1 in the ACC. Virginia saw its season end in the NCAA Quarterfinals to the Maryland Terrapins.

Virginia’s 2023 slate features 14 games with nine coming at home and five on the road. The Cavaliers open the season on February 11th at home against Michigan. They open ACC play on March 25th at Notre Dame.

Virginia’s 2023 Schedule

DateHomeAwayNotes
2/11VirginiaMichigan
2/18VirginiaHarvard
2/25VirginiaOhio StateNaples, Fla.
3/4VirginiaRichmond
3/7Johns HopkinsVirginia
3/11VirginiaTowson
3/18VirginiaMaryland
3/25Notre DameVirginiaACC
3/31VirginiaDukeACC
4/7North CarolinaVirginiaACC
4/15DukeVirginiaACC
4/22VirginiaSyracuseACC
4/25LafayetteVirginia
4/30VirgniaNotre DameACC

New Opponents

Harvard, Michigan. Ohio State

Teams Dropped

Air Force, High Point, Quinnipiac

Key Games

2/25 vs Ohio State: Virginia will end the month of February going up against the Ohio State Buckeyes in Naples, Fla. It will be one of the first major test of the season for the Cavaliers, being a battle between two potential top-10 and NCAA Tournament teams. It will likely be a particular good look at this Virginia offense up against what is expected to be a very dangerous Ohio State defense.

3/18 vs Maryland: One of the most highly-anticipated matchups of last season, the Cavaliers will welcome in the defending national champion Maryland Terrapins to Charlottesville this year for what should once again be a high-profile battle between top teams. Virginia last defeated Maryland in the 2021 national title game before the Terrapins defeated the Cavaliers in the regular season and the NCAA Quarterfinals last season. Who takes this round?

3/25 @ Notre Dame: Virginia and Notre Dame will play twice this season with the first meeting coming in late March in South Bend. With the expectations each of these programs bring into the season, each of these contests could have massive postseason implications and help decide the ACC.

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