The first week of the BCS rankings are out, and color me shocked but VT is ranked 12th. That makes the Hokies the highest ranked team in the Coastal division and second only to Clemson in the conference.
You won't hear me talk much about rankings as a general rule, especially since with the loss to Clemson and soft out of conference schedule our ceiling this year is most likely an ACC championship and Orange Bowl berth. But 12th is entirely better than I would have predicted.
The computers are showing us some love, with half of them ranking the Hokies in the top 10. VT's worst computer ranking comes from Sagarin, who has the Hokies 14th, the same ranking as in the coaches' poll.
Lots of football left to be played.
FBS Mission Statement:
We at FBS believe that offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring bears the largest share of the blame for years of sub-par output from some of the most talented players ever to set foot on Worsham Field. We believe the main objective of the VT football program - a national championship - will escape us as long as Stinespring is making the calls. We therefore advocate the improvement of our football program through the replacement of our offensive coordinator.