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No. 2 Johns Hopkins at No. 1 Virginia: 10 Things to Watch
You can't ask for a better matchup than No. 1 vs. No. 2, and that's what we'll get Saturday when top-ranked Virginia (8-0) hosts Johns Hopkins (7-0); the two have been running neck and neck atop the polls for the past month.
Besides top billing in the nation, there's a lot to prove for both teams. The Cavaliers have had several close calls this season, including a 9-8 squeaker at Drexel in the season opener and an overtime escape against Rob Pannell-less Cornell in the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic here in Baltimore.
The Blue Jays, on the other hand, have been red-hot all month since a fourth-quarter surge lifted them to victory at Princeton. But they're 1-6 against Virginia since 2006.
Who will emerge as the clear-cut No. 1 Saturday afternoon comes down to 10 factors:
— By Quint Kessenich, Special to The Baltimore Sun
March 22, 2012