Friday, November 28, 2008

A Question

I posted this as a comment to our hero Kyle Tucker. I post it here to see what you think.

I went back and did some quick research on this. There has never been a BCS Conference champion (going back to the first year of the BCS: 1998) that has been unranked coming out of the championship game. As it is right now, the Hokies are currently not ranked (not even a vote) in the AP and have 2 votes in the USA Today poll.

Assuming we win, a win against a 5-6 Virginia won't impress many voters. A win against a Boston College or Florida State may, but it depends on by how much and the circumstances of the game.

What do you think of this possible first?

4 comments:

MadJay said...

I think that if the Hokies beat UVa and also happen to beat either BC or Florida State they would definitely be ranked (around 21-23 range probably).

Unless the offense gets something going I don't think we'll have to worry about whether the Hokies will be the ACC representative.

Brian "Where's The Ice?" said...

I think the Madman is right. If the Hokies do trump the odds and achieve an ACC Championship, we'll likely earn a ranking in the low 20's, maybe high teens if some other key teams loose.

Anand "EhhTee" Trivedi said...

I honestly hope the Hokies are in the position to settle the argument after next weekend, but I don't think it'll happen. I don't believe that the Hokies even with a 9-4 record can muster enough attention from the pollsters to crack the top 25. I say they end up in the top 30, but not 25.

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