Will We Be Ranked?

A lot of top 25 teams losing today including several from 10-25... Will we be ranked next week or will AP and Coaches wait and see if we win against ECU before bumping us into the top 25?

I think they'll hold off until after next week. Even though we played Bama close and were still in the " others receiving votes" category after week 1, we haven't " proven" ourselves to voters.

What do you guys think?

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I doubt it. The only ranked team that lost (rather comically, I might add) was USCw. I think we'll see Miami ranked, but it'll take a few weeks of solid wins before we crack the top 25 again.

Texas lost comically too. They will definitely fall out of the top 25.

Does that mean UVA > BYU > Texas?....Does Mike London know? He could use this for recruiting (Side note how long does Mac Brown last at Texas if he keeps losing to teams he should not?)

A new season...new hope

I've heard Mack Brown is a brilliant recruiter (I think I would be too if I had the Longhorn brand and the state of Texas at my disposal) and a hell of a politician. As happy as I am with Texas being bad, I think he's like a TimeCop case. As long as the team is being managed the way the university wants, he'll still be around.

Ah yes, I forgot about how ridiculously overrated Texas is/was.

I didn't see the end of that game, but USCw is a joke. Can't hit screen passes, can barely defend Washington State. Lane Kiffin is all sizzle and no steak. That program is on the way back to its pre-Carroll days.

I was enjoying every second. Missed a bunch of tackles on a short pass that led to a 49 yard gain, QB kept throwing a little 10 yard hitch route even though the corner had zero respect for any sort of double move and kept jumping it. INT sealed the deal.

Watched most of the game..looked like last years Hokie offense in the last 3games.

Touchdown Tech - Bill Roth

Don't forget Florida.

It takes a lot for a SEC team to fall far in the rankings.

"I don't know how many years on this earth I got left. I'm gonna get real weird with it." -Dr. Mantis Toboggan

I know, but they're still a team that got upset last night.

Clemson at number 3? NC State up next, a team that barely beat Richmond this week. I feel a Clemsoning coming on...

NC State has been their and F$Us kryptonite of course Tom Obrien isnt there anymore...Does that mean #NewHoos are now Klempson and F$Us kryptonite?

A new season...new hope

Wake always fights F$U tough, too. Gonna be a good season.

This year is different and I will tell you why in two words: "Jameis Winston" #HowManyHeismansHasHeWon

A new season...new hope

"I don't know how many years on this earth I got left. I'm gonna get real weird with it." -Dr. Mantis Toboggan

I don't think we'll be ranked unless the following things all happen:

1. Solid wins against ECU and Marshall (not as easy as some would say)
2. Win a few ACC games, including UNC

Then, we might be in contention for something in the 20's. Until then, I expect no love from the pollsters. Given the kinks we still have to work out, there is no reason to expect to be ranked now just because we managed to beat one of the worst teams in the FCS. Having said that (I hate calling teams "the worst"), their QB looks pretty good and could develop into a pretty solid dual threat.

I actually think if we start as slow as we did yesterday, marshall could hurt us with our inept offense. They are not an easy pushover like most think. And ECU has always played us good

Definitely. Despite the talk of our ridiculous D, I am worried that if the O cannot sustain drives, eventually both teams could present problems for us if the D gets tired.

I watched a little bit of ECU the other night, and they were throwing it all over the place. They made some stupid mistakes, but other than that, I was somewhat impressed. It is definitely going to be interesting.

Surprised no one mentioned that Miami is #15 now... Big jump for beating UF.

Miami gives up 400 yards and almost lets them come back to win, and everyone thinks the U is back?

I mean Mama Giraffe does, so shouldn't I?

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

I thought FAU was able to get a lot of pressure with just 3- and 4-man pressures. I feel like our d-line should really whoop up on ECU's front-five.

My son asked me this question on the walk back to the parking lot after the game, and I reached a similar conclusion. I think that we end up sliding into the top 25 after the Georgia Tech game.

I am very much looking forward to the next 5 games, as we have a legit shot to win all of them but each opponent could make things interesting. ECU has a very explosive offense, we are the big OOC game for Marshall this year, Georgia Tech has to be wanting payback after we broke their hearts on Labor Day, and we have to want revenge after the embarrassing performances against UNC and Pitt.

Find a way to win all these games, we will be 6-1 heading into our bye week and potentially ranked as high as 20. And, more importantly, we will be in the driver's seat for a trip to Charlotte in December.

I just looked at a few ACC teams' schedules and realized that the Coastal race will be a lot clearer on the night of October 5th. UNC-GT play on 9/21, Miami-GT play on 10/5, and we will have played both GT (9/26) and UNC (10/5).

This might be the one year that we're happy to have BC as our cross-division opponent while Miami has to go to Tallahassee.

Hyping up Hokie Nation one video at a time.

is getting beat by 25 playing a team close?

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Everyone is coming around (slowly) to the realization that the Bama game was an amazing performance by our D and we were literally 3 busted plays away from keeping that game at 14-10. Despite the score, I agree that we played Bama very close.

dude, i was there, i watched the same game you did. if you wanna say we played them tough then i agree 1000%. but points is points and 25 aint close. yes, 3 busted plays for them resulted in 21 points, but 2 busted plays for us resulted in 10 points. this wasnt boise or fsu last year where one play changed the game and we were right there. long plays count too.

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Yeah I was more talking about HOW we played them and not the final score. Sorry for the confusion.

I just want Bama to Blow the doors of TAMU and everyone else they play...that will make us look much better

A new season...new hope

The Cash Machine (ATM) has given up more points than they should have against Rice and Sam Houston State. I'm wagering that Alabama will put up points in bunches. But I also think The Cash Machine will also score a lot.

A few of their defensive starters have been suspended, conveniently, for two games. I think we'll get a better look at the real TAMU defense next week against Bama.

But I do agree, whole heartedly, the aggies D has looked generous to less than stellar teams.

No I think Tech will have to win the next 3 games to be ranked realistically and maybe UNC too.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

We might not be ranked until Miami (assuming they're ranked when we beat them). I'm fine with that.

Here's to the Army and Navy and the battles they have won; here's to America's colors, the colors that never run - Wang Chi

May the wings of liberty never lose a feather. - Jack Burton

Prolly not until we get some ACC wins unless alot of 15-25 ranked teams start dropping like flies


According to SI box score, we held them to 162 total net yards. Means we're averaging 184 yards per game on defense. 19 points per game. Not bad.

But no, we aren't going to be ranked when other teams are undefeated and beat lesser competition. Penn State just beat Eastern Michigan by about the same score and beat Syracuse (0-2) last week. We'll have to be 4-1 or so until we get ranked, unless we beat Marshall and ECU in dominating fashion.

some of you guys already think were gonna beat Miami and gt. Id slow the train down just a little fellas. GT always presents problems with the triple option and we struggled a little when WC ran the triple option at times yesterday. And Miami well its gonna be a tough task trying to stop that offense with duke johnson

I feel more confident this year against GT because their D is horrible and our O is starting to look like it can consistently move the ball down the field....I think our advantage against everyone else we play is that we will have the better D and now with our O moving the ball and scoring points consistently we are much tougher for other teams to deal with.

A new season...new hope

The performance by Miami against Florida yesterday makes it seem even bleaker. They looked nasty out there.

Really? What I saw yesterday was one team dominate the other, then puking on itself in the redzone. UF gave Miami that game. But, Stephen Morris made a few plays and the Miami D deserves some credit for getting the turnovers. Still not sold on Miami, yet.

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Miami knows how to score tho, and they have playmakers. Something we severely lack on O

I think Miami has something else we lack...thank God

Side Note glad we didn't make it into this little video

A new season...new hope

Is this suppose to be a hype video? Some sad shit on there.

I wasnt sure either

A new season...new hope

I don't wanna be ranked. Stay lean, stay mean, stay angry. That's when we play our best ball

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

I tend to agree...at this point run the table and get a signature BCS win. Who cares what ranking we get, we still (obviously) control our destiny in everything except the national championship game. If we do that then this team will replace 2004 as my favorite.

and 15 more than uva

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

We won't be ranked even after ECU and Marshall

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

I stand correct

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

What bugs me though is that even after getting blown out by BYU, Texas is still technically ranked ahead of us

I think it goes back to the argument, or rather statement that the polls are complete BS. Texas hasn't been good for years. Even when they went to the NCG a few years ago they weren't very good, but played a cushy schedule. Whoever votes in these things don't watch most of the games. They only look at the box score and record. Look how we were ranked at the beginning of last year. I'm sure most of us knew we weren't going to do great, but we beat GT and some cupcakes and were ranked. I guess the new playoff system will help a little but there will still be rankings.

And how USCw was ranked this preseason after losing to Paul Johnson and the Chop Block Band in a bowl is beyond me.

In my opinion polls are just used to hype teams and get better ratings. USCw had no business being ranked, except that it helped with page views and the like. If we had the TV draw of Texas or USCw we'd start This season in the top 15 even after last season because we'd make someone money.

First off, rankings do not matter to us at all this season. We are not going to be in national title contention and realistically unless you're #1 or #2 at the end of the year, it doesn't mean diddly what you are ranked.

We have no business being ranked this week. If I were a voter, I would look at a game against an FCS team as essentially a bye week for a team unless they lose or keep it closer than it should be. We were supposed to blow these guys away and we did, no news there.

We need to show people over the next two weeks that we are much better than a solid mid-major team. If we can do that and some things fall our way with other teams losing, then maybe we get ranked. I think we need to win out through at least GT for it to be a real chance though.

Miami shot up to #15 this week and good for them. It looks good for the ACC to have another ranked team up there. They are good this year but they are not "back" yet. To me, they still have to win the ACC for anyone to take that program as a serious title contender again.

But yeah, to reiterate, it doesn't matter, especially this early in the year. As long as we play to our potential, we'll be in the running for the Coastal and possibly another ACC title.

I usually wait to anoint anyone until game 6s are in the books. Too many early season byes, FCS teams, overmatched mid-majors, and the like. Some teams get to November before taking on a challenge.

This is why all polls should wait till October at the earliest.

Turkey leg after I read the first sentence.

Win games, rankings follow....as for now, they don't mean diddlysquat. The only one that will matter is the one after the ACC championship game.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

It's going to depend on the records of the teams we beat..beating undefeated ECU or Marshal just won't get it done. Throw an undefeated GT team on a Thursday night might just break us in if others lose and don't pull upsets.

Touchdown Tech - Bill Roth

Regardless of rankings, I just want us to win out.

Here's to the Army and Navy and the battles they have won; here's to America's colors, the colors that never run - Wang Chi

May the wings of liberty never lose a feather. - Jack Burton

Agreed 100%

I concur

A new season...new hope

I personally don't see us getting ranked until we play consistently if they'd rank us we'd probably be in the 24th or 25th and to be completely honest I don't think we deserve it. I'd rather us go the entire year unranked if it means we sneak into the ACC championship game unnoticed. I just want us to get better every week and our coaches have there work cut out for them.

He'll no but GT should be..

Touchdown Tech - Bill Roth

This week? maybe?

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever is playing Tennessee.

Possibly. We leapfrog GT but need some help.

Okie st and USC -E shitting the bed bodes well for us.


Haha, they just showed the stands at the Miami game. I'd say 20% full is pushing it.

Rip his freaking head off!

Playing at USF, probably the only team that can draw fewer fans.

Ever seen a Pitt game? They joke up here that anyone who commits to Pitt must love yellow because the seats at the stadium are yellow and there are always plenty to be had.

I went last year when we played them and the only spots really available were the top of the top decks. Never thought I'd say I like anything in Pittsburgh, but I enjoyed my time up there and it was a really nice stadium. Would have been better with a Hokie W, but we know how last year went and we did get the RVD double block out of it.

Before the season started I predicted we'd be ranked after beating gt to go 4-1 (I was realistically predicting a loss to bama). I got the record part right but I don't know about the rankings since the marshall/ecu struggles hurt us in that aspect. However we looked pretty good, D looked very dominant on national tv against an undefeated team and ecu's blowing unc out so there's a chance.

Some posters have said ranking don't matter and what not. While that's true, I still like to be ranked and see that number next to our name. It doesn't matter to our season since our sole goal at this point is to win the coastal, but it matters for our reputation and the acc's reputation. As a fan, I like being ranked and I hope we are tomorrow. If not tomorrow, we should be next Sunday if we look good again next week.

Being ranked might also cause less noon games.

"I thought the kid right there you're talking to right there played his nuts off."


Struggling against ECU doesn't look so bad now that they blew out UNC

I was about to say that. But also that ECU and Marshall aren't teams to joke around about. Think about the ACC--I am not saying I want either team to join, but right now, VT, Miami and Clemson FSU are looking like the cream of the crop for the ACC. With maryland poking in, I think ECU could be a upper tier team. But because they are CUSA, we don't get credit. Oh well, the more chip on our shoulder, the better.

I completely agree with you too. I tried to argue that ECU would compete in the ACC with a couple people but they wouldn't have it

ECU does compete well with the ACC.....being about .500 with a lot of the team.
And don't forget their epic wins over 'the U' a few years back.
Their issue, frankly, is academics.

Except for the fact that HD and ESPN will say that UNC is the bane of the ACC's existence as opposed to giving ECU it's due credit.

"Now Miami wants to talk about it." *Cue Enter Sandman*

Teams that'll (potentially) drop out of the top 25 this week: #21 Old Miss, #22 Notre Dame, #23 Wisconsin
Teams that are "ranked" ahead of us that'll (potentially) drop: Georgia Tech, Arizona State, UCF, Arizona

Wouldn't be surprised if we're #25

Also, it'll be nice to see Clemson, FSU, Miami, VT, Maryland all ranked as well.

Forgive me for being a naysayer, but I really hope we are not ranked this week, b/c it would only give extra motivation to UNC to bring their "A" game to Lane. Even though it doesn't matter to me being out of the country, I would love to see the game broadcast later in the day. This really is a trap game for VT with us coming off of a big, emotional win and UNC coming off of a major disappointing loss. The naturals tendencies in these situations are for VT to have a letdown and for UNC to fight like crazy to avoid a 3-game losing streak. I am making myself nervous, gonna shutup now. Go Hokies, beat the Squeals!

VTCC '86 Delta Company, Hokie in Peru, Former Naval Aviator, Former FBISA, Forever married to my VT87 girl. Go VT!

I completely concur with this. I like how Virginia Tech has a lot of fight when they are not ranked. I like how Bryn said the other night how they felt disrespected and made sure the Bees knew it.

Leave the Hokies out of the top 25, voters, or I'm gonna have to give Sam Rogers a call.*

*that is with a bat-signal.

I support Logan Thomas and make no apologies for it.

Last season should be all the motivation this team needs to get to Charlotte, ranked or not.

Yeah, this!

Here's to the Army and Navy and the battles they have won; here's to America's colors, the colors that never run - Wang Chi

May the wings of liberty never lose a feather. - Jack Burton

Right on. I think there was a quote from Jack Tyler that I read, maybe this week or last week (probably after the Marshall game) to the effect that the team wouldn't look past anyone and would prepare as best they could every week. As long as they keep true to that mentality, the sky's the limit for these guys.

Here's another quote that actually summarizes the mentality nicely:

"That locker room feels real good about ourselves," Hokies' linebacker Jack Tyler said after their big win. "But like [defensive coordinator Bud] Foster says, when you start feeling good about yourself, that's when you get knocked off."

I hope everyone on the team is thinking the same thing.

Indeed. That's why "The Big Three" came back. They were pissed.

My point was the top 25 seem to make Virginia Tech relax and they eff thing. I like it when Virginia Tech are the underdog...like this...

I support Logan Thomas and make no apologies for it.

Just looking at the complete polls:

  • AP Poll: Georgia Tech had 30 Votes, good for 27th, VT had 4, good for 33rd
  • Coaches Poll: Georgia Tech had 47 votes, good for 26th. VT had 3, good for 36th.

We weren't getting many votes and Georgia Tech should fall behind us. I wouldn't be surprised to see us be just outside, and I wouldn't be mad either. Let's keep the dudes hungry and motivated. One game at a time: #BEATUNC

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

With all these team ahead of Tech losing, it might happen but then again it might not. Still, if you take care of business every week you will eventually be ranked.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Ideally, I would like to see us only have one loss and Miami be undefeated when we play them in November. Partly because I'll be down there for the game, and partly cause I want us to knock them from the ranks of the unbeaten.

GT will beat the candycanes next week, I strongly suspect. If GT loses, they will be out of the Coastal race, and PJ's seat will start to warm up. They will come back highly motivated after the VT loss, and Miami's defense is not VT's. Though I would not mind PJ getting canned and the ACC getting rid of the Chop Block Chumps.

VTCC '86 Delta Company, Hokie in Peru, Former Naval Aviator, Former FBISA, Forever married to my VT87 girl. Go VT!

So 3 fringe teams lost: Wisconsin, ND and Ole Miss. OK State is gonna be on the fringe of being ranked if they still are. Then from the "others receiving votes" I think NIU is guaranteed to be ranked after what they did to Purdue. GT, UCF, and Arizona all lost. That probably leads to either Nebraska and ASU being ranked. The fourth team to be ranked would probably be us. So it'll come down to whether or not that loss to WVU is enough to knock out Okie State (I don't think it was).

Rip his freaking head off!

I'm not entirely sold on Nebraska getting the nod over Maryland. Both teams had byes and Nebraska hasn't beaten anybody while Maryland stomped all over WVU (who just upset OK State). While I don't see us getting ranked without at least one more conference win, I could definitely see Maryland getting ranked before Nebraska.

"I thought the kid right there you're talking to right there played his nuts off."

I was going off the Coaches' Poll since that's the one the BCS uses. Nebraska is 3rd in the "Others receiving votes" category and the two team ahead of them (GT, UCF) both lost. So in that poll at least I think Nebraska is gonna be ranked.

Rip his freaking head off!

We will land at 25 I think. We'll jump Maryland since they didn't play. ASU and NIU will take 23 and 24 respectively giving VT the nod at 25.

CBS Sports has us at 25 as well.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Wow. The AP Poll left NIU out and put UMD in. I don't agree with that at all. NIU deserves to be ranked, most people who have watched them understand how good Jordan Lynch really is. We're 27th if you extended that poll out.

Rip his freaking head off!

Where are you seeing the new AP poll? Link?

AND WTF? How is Ole Miss still ranked? They just got plastered by Bama.

Rip his freaking head off!

Remember, if an SEC team loses to another SEC team they're not overrated or bad. The bottom feeders in that conference are better than the second best in any other conference and the conference games are 10x tougher than anywhere else so upsets and close games are to be expected.

They've built themselves a very nice catch 22.

Furthermore, Alabama didn't just beat Ole-Miss. They beat a "very good, ranked" Ole-Miss team. I'm not saying Ole-Miss is bad, but it's easy to dominate the top BCS standings when every single conference win counts as a "quality win". I know there are a lot of good teams in that conference, but the rankings inflate how those teams are perceived. I mean jeez, load up the preaseason top 25 with ACC teams next season, and suddenly wins over BC and LOLUVA look impressive. (That example isn't meant to compare BC and LOLUVA to Ole-Miss, only to demonstrate the principle of how subjective rankings are).

I remember a time in the 2000s when the ACC was like this....

A new season...new hope

Perhaps it is because at the time I was too young to really get the BCS standings, but I don't remember the ACC being looked upon the way the SEC is now. I mean, I remember BC and UVA both having ranked teams, and there being years where several different ACC schools made it to the top 25, but I don't remember it being quite the way the SEC is now. Maybe I was just too young then, or I'm a homer now, but I don't remember it being as hyped.

It was never inflated like the SEC is now... its just the SEC was more of 'just another conference' kinda conference.
and 'The U' was almost back, too.


Commonwealth Cup Champions since Sat, Nov 27, 2004 at 4:05:00 PM EST

I was focusing on the comments around having teams with inflated rankings that were over rated. UVA, FSU, BC, Miami, Clemson, and VT all had this during the 2000s now it seems the pendulum has swung too far in the other direction....I am looking at you B1G and Big XII

A new season...new hope

Yeah that is complete bull Ole miss is ranked. They got dominated. I hate how the media hypes the SEC up so much and the influence they have in the polls, I'm looking at you ESPN. If it was up to them, the SEC would join the NFL as a 9th division.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Week 5 is done and they have 3 1-loss teams in the top 10. Just nonsense.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Georgia, A&M, and LSU all look like top ten teams to me

A&M doesn't look like top ten to me. But isn't the SEC supposed to have great defenses? Those three teams definitely don't.

Rip his freaking head off!

I put A&M in there not because of any sort of defense, which I don't think they have, but I don't think it will translate to losses until they play the Alabama & LSU level teams. According to the last weekend, neither LSU nor Georgia have defenses, either, but I'm willing to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. By and large, I think all three would win against 110 other teams (hence the belief they are top ten).

Well Maryland will probably be out next week because the play Florida State. I'm hoping Auburn can upset Ole Miss but that isn't likely. I don't see how Ole Miss is ranked after their zero points against Alabama.

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever is playing Tennessee.

Crap, sorry for the accidental down vote. Someone pick that up for me?

Rip his freaking head off!

Got it. I agree with the polls that MD should be ranked above us. If you've seen them at all, they look really good. We have won, but haven't looked good at all, and now GT's undefeatedness doesn't look so good after UNC lost the state to ECU yesterday.

You heard it hear first, MD will beat FSU. FSU looked really bad against BC, who is terrible. FSU has MD/Clem/NCSt/Miami/Wake next, I'd be shocked if FSU won all of those, and surprised if they only lose to Clemson.

I've been saying Clemson wasn't as good as FSU, but this weekend I have to eat a little crow. I think Clemson is the class of the league, and FSU/Miami is second. Plus, I think FSU always loses to either NCSt or Wake, so I'm counting two losses in their next 5 games (probably Miami). Wouldn't surprise me if there was a third in there (a Carolina school).

I am still not sold on Miami until we play them. I agree that Klemson is the class of the ACC but I would put VT, FSU, Miami, and Maryland as second tier (I am not sold on Miami or Maryland but they are playing well)

A new season...new hope

Good call on upset alert of MD over FSU. That would actually be preferable for VT being that we play MD.
I watched most of the BC /FSU game and BC hung around for most of the game.


Commonwealth Cup Champions since Sat, Nov 27, 2004 at 4:05:00 PM EST

I hate to disagree with you Horse, since it rarely ever happens, but FSU will beat UMD next week. My reasoning? 1) they are playing in Tallahassee 2) FSU just got a cold splash of water in the face at BC and they should be motivated to bust their butts this week 3) UMD has not had to work hard in any of their wins yet 4) UMD has not played anybody with the talent level of FSU. 5) UMD is not going to sneak up on FSU due to their undefeated record.

For the record, I will be cheering for UMD, as I have detested everything FSU since the MV7 MNC game.

I think it will be close, and FSU may not cover the line, but UMD is coming back down to earth.

VTCC '86 Delta Company, Hokie in Peru, Former Naval Aviator, Former FBISA, Forever married to my VT87 girl. Go VT!

These are all excellent points, I may have to revise my prediction. I still stand by the fact that FSU will lose two games in that stretch, but as you point out, they should be ready to give MD what fer.

For the record, I will not be cheering for MD at all ever again since they're bailing for the Big2Little10


27th in the Coaches' Poll too. OK State didn't drop out so not really surprised we aren't ranked there.

Rip his freaking head off!

Not ranked once again, I love it. Keep this team hungry.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

I'm fine with the rankings right now, but really confused how GT still has more votes than us...

The only poll where GT is ahead of VT is the "cbssports.com 126," which isn't used for anything. We're head in the AP and coaches' poll, where I don't believe GT is getting any votes at all. We're ahead in the BCS, too, but our rank there isn't terribly impressive...

Apparently there was some weird thing happening with my Ipad or something. It had the rankings updated, however the others receiving votes wasn't. Now I see that GT is out of that section and we are basically next in line. Not sure what the hell happened there...

This exact thing happened to my phone yesterday.

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

With 1 loss ... rankings mean nothing more than bragging rights,
winning conference games is everything!

Commonwealth Cup Champions since Sat, Nov 27, 2004 at 4:05:00 PM EST

THIS. That's the mindset I've settled on after seeing we weren't ranked again. I like to think it makes Bud and the guys angry, and boy do they play well angry.

Getting closer..got to prove it.

Touchdown Tech - Bill Roth

I don't think we will be until after we neat Miami. Everything else being the same. Of course who knows with other teams losses in between now and then.

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

I say just keep winning. Keep playing to win. I don't care if we ever get ranked. We could end up 12-1 this season and not be ranked and I'd be happy.

Take each game as it comes. Don't worry about being ranked. That's how we'll get through this season.

If we aren't ranked after this weekend we will be the following weekend if we keep winning. There aren't many games this week where 20-25 are likely to lose but the following week there will be.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Will we be ranked now? We should.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

I could care less, as long as we keep winning.

Here's to the Army and Navy and the battles they have won; here's to America's colors, the colors that never run - Wang Chi

May the wings of liberty never lose a feather. - Jack Burton

I agree. Someone needs to give you one more turkey leg to get you to 5,000!

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Looks like you're about to surpass me, too. A meteoric rise for a youngster. *Sheds tear. I'm so proud...

I guess it helps that I'm a loudmouth on game day :)

& u have 1134 now ~8)

Commonwealth Cup Champions since Sat, Nov 27, 2004 at 4:05:00 PM EST

Haha thanks.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

If MIA beats FSU and we take care of bizzness (Pitt,Duke,BC) Nov. 9th should be a great football weekend!

Commonwealth Cup Champions since Sat, Nov 27, 2004 at 4:05:00 PM EST

I actually think FSU gonna roll Miami. There qb is too damn good

i think winston is a great QB but i think his success can be counted more towards the fantastic players around him. ju-ju clayton could probably make third team all-acc in that offense

"I thought the kid right there you're talking to right there played his nuts off."

No joke. Dude might be the best QB in the country, no exaggeration. Unbelievable talent.

With number 22, 24, and 25 all losing I like our chances.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

In the AP Poll yes, but in the Coaches' Poll only ASU lost so I wouldn't be surprised if ND jumps us. I don't understand the love for ND, but there is a lot of it so they'll probably be ranked over us.

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They won't be there for long, I could see them losing at least 2 or 3 more games.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

I think we will be ranked this week. However, we have time for jumping board. We have Miami and the acccg. I'm sure we will creep. Honestly though, this season ranking won't be that important. We aren't going into the nat champ game. I don't see Bama or Oregon falling. And, in the ACC, Clemson has the best chance to get there. So not sure what other reason ranking will help, as standings in the ACC and our fan base will be picking what bowl we get.

This is the week folks.

We need to beat Pitt though.

We're back! #24 AP.

Link? I believe you, I just want to screenshot to send to a friend haha :)

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever is playing Tennessee.

Thanks! This is awesome! They still need to act like we're not on there.

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever is playing Tennessee.

Yeah, and FSU jumped Georgia and Louisville to #6, Miami jumped to #13 over South Cackalack, and I'm the queen of England.

One of these statements is untrue. I will leave that mystery as an exercise for the reader.

Holy shit, can you introduce me to Pippa???

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Well, I guess all that's left for us to do is:

1) Win out
2) Shutout UVA in humiliating fashion
3) Win the ACC Title (please be against CU)
4) Win a BCS Bowl Game (no matter what happens, it won't be the National Championship)
5) Watch and mock all the Logan haters, as they eat crow and he's one of the top-QBs drafted

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May the wings of liberty never lose a feather. - Jack Burton

If all of a sudden this season starts to go the way of 2007, except we keep winning, we'd almost certainly get in with 1 loss (to Bama) and wins over Miami and Clemson, over anyone else with 2 losses. But things would seriously have to hit the fan for that to happen, and I'm not holding my breath.

This sounds fantastic!!!

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

We will have a conference question to contend with at some point. If by the ACCCG Clemson is still undefeated and #2, it would probably be best for them to win. Granted, I hate that fact, especially since they have way too many games from us recently, but that would put an ACC team in the national title game. Anyway, just a conflict.

Wonder if there would be a chance for the ACC to get two BCS games again?

We'll definitely get at Least 2 BCS teams this year. Assuming Clemson wins the ACCCG (I think that's a pretty fair assumption right now) they will have a chance to play for the title. I believe (correct me if I'm wrong here) that the OB is obligated to take ACC runner up in the event that the ACC Champ goes to NCG. That means that probably either VT or Miami will end up in the OB after losing ACCCG if Clemson goes to NCG. If FSU manages to lose only to clemson they'll probably get an invite to Sugar Bowl or Rose Bowl.

Hey, it could happen!

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

Only if the next highest ACC team is in the top 14 I think. That could very well be us. Imagine we lose the ACCCG to Clemson and they are going to the MNC. We would only have losses to the #1 and #2 ranked teams. Hard to keep a team like that out of the top 14.

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That scenario greatly favors FSU, since they would have 1 loss to Clemson. Assuming they beat UF, I would have to believe a 1 loss FSU would be above a 2-loss VT team.

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They definitely would. But I don't see FSU making it through the entire season with just 1 loss. I know everyone is incredibly high on them after what they did to Maryland, but Winston still forces the ball way too much. They just haven't played a defense that can make him pay for those throws yet. UF definitely can and even Miami might be able to. I think they're gonna lose to Clemson so those other two will decide it.

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There is no guarantee that the bowl that loses an MNCG team has to pick from the same conference. They generally do, if such a team is eligible for an at-large position (top-14 with 9 wins), but it's not guaranteed. The selection procedure is here:


What's even more important from that is for the first time that I can remember the Orange Bowl actually has the first pick for an at-large team. If there was ever a year that I wanted to win the conference it is this year. The Orange Bowl is such a terrible bowl because normally we're stuck with one of the worst at-large selections.

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It rotates pretty evenly, I think, it's just that usually when we are in it they usually have last (or next to last) pick. And it's not even set in stone, they can maneuver matchups to try to get the best ones, which means sometimes we get double shafted because we won the ACC at 9-4 and that's a terrible matchup for anyone, so we automatically get sloppy seconds.

I'm sorry but I do not want any ACC team to make it to the MNC at our expense in the ACCCG. I would rather go in there and win, win the OB and have FSU or Clemson win the Sugar bowl.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

If we were to win out and lose the ACCCG to an undefeated FSU/Clemson, with our only other loss to an undefeated SEC Champ Alabama, we wouldn't be out of Orange Bowl consideration. Depending on what the loser of the FSU/Clem matchup had

rematch verus bama in NCG....

A new season...new hope

We're ranked as high as 16 by the computers with most of them putting us around 20, and as low as 34. Should put us around 21 or 22 whenever the BCS comes out. IF we win our next 3 games we'll probably go into that Miami game top 15.

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With all the upsets, where do y'all think we will be ranked? Just curious. Obviously I still want us to just keep winning and taking each game one at a time.

Probably around #20.

I agree around 20, I will be pleasantly surprised if we crack 20. But if the right teams lose, we may be in the teens by the end of next week even with the bye.

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I'll take #20, heck, I'll take #25 if it keeps our guys hungry and feeling like making another team pay the price for the disrespect.

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Considering last time we were ranked was before last year's Pitt game, yeah I'll take whatever we can get.

But yes, just keep winning. Two very winnable games before a potential top 10-15 ( depending on how the bcs chips fall) matchup against Miami. Just please don't stumble against Duke or BC. Please God, don't fucking do it.

This is going to be easier said than done. Duke is not the Duke of old, and BC is giving even the best teams in the conference fits. MD is talented and fast, and UVA almost beat them. I thought the second half of the season was going to be relatively smooth sailing but i worry about every game now.

I'm on edge for every game anyway, taking no one for granted. I hope the team is doing the same. During the Pitt game they mentioned it was a big problem for last years team. Now they are eating more humble pie.

The BCS computers actually love us. 5 of the 6 are out and as of last week they had us around 20th. So I wouldn't be surprised if we keep moving up to top 15 if we can win our next two.

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On CBS, it says that the BCS Standings will be released next week.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

It will, but every poll except one of the six computer polls is out. So it's pretty easy to make a guess at what it will look like.

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Don't think we'll move much in the polls this week. The teams that were upset were ranked way ahead of us (Georgia, Stanford, etc) not too many teams in the 18-25 range loss. Plus Mizzou will be ranked now I'm guessing...

Let's Go...

Mizzou was already ranked in the AP, and they'll definitely jump over us (rightfully so). But with all teams from 16-19 losing, Fresno St. and OK St. idle, and Texas Tech barely beating a cellar-dweller Iowa St. team, there's no reason to think there won't be significant shuffling in the 15-25 range. I'm not thinking we're due for any sort of big jump just for beating Pitt, but there should be some upward movement. The totality of Michigan's struggles should be enough to drop them pretty far, if not all the way out after struggling against Akron and UConn, then blowing it against PSU. Guess we'll know soon enough...polls are out in about an hour!

#19 is a good place to be with a bye week coming up.

Definitely a bigger jump than what I was expecting. Now it's time to take the week off and get healed up and watch teams in front of us lose some more.

2 ACC teams in the top 5 and 3 in the top 10. More than any other conference in the top 5 (which will, of course, change next week when Clemson or FSU loses) and tied with the SEC for the most in the top 10. Nicely done, ACC, keep it up.