Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Hokie Football

I haven't really posted on our football team this year, but here is an update.

Of course we won our game on Thursday night against Clemson 24-7 which has us at 6-2 and 3-2 in ACC play. We just got back into the polls at #23 in the AP and #24 in the Coaches.
Our remaining games are at Miami this Saturday at 8 PM, at home vs. Kent State the following week, at Wake Forest the next week then back to Lane Stadium for our finale against UVa on Nov. 25th.

With Georgia Tech's win last night against Miami, they have virtually sealed up the ACC Coastal division title and a spot in the ACC Championship game on Dec 2nd. They would have to lose 2 of their next 3 games which are NC State, UNC and Duke in order to lose it (even then they might still get it if certain teams lose again).

Based on our outlook, its unclear what our postseason will be. We now have 6 wins, so we are bowl eligible and will undoubtably get a bowl bid. Most likely we will get a mid-bowl like the Champs Sports in Orlando or the Music City in Nashville. If we win out, we may secure a berth to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville or the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. I would say the likelihood of a BCS at-large berth is pretty close to none at this point.

Anyone know about anything else with VT football?


  • At 11/01/2006 6:26 PM, Blogger Old Zach said…

    In order for VT to make it to the ACC Championship Game, not only would the Hokies have to win the remainder of their games, but GT would also have to lose two of three games against NCSt, UNC, and Duke.

    So yeah, I'd say a BCS bid is a non-factor at this point.

    I predict the Gator Bowl or Champs Sports (nee Tangerine) Bowl for the Hokies.


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