Virginia Tech won another ACC Championship on Saturday, it was awesome! It was really sweet getting revenge on Boston College, sticking it to the Heisman wannabe, Matt Ryan. We really made them look silly, and it was glorious.
I thought that was going to be the extent of my rooting for the Hokies this weekend until WVU astoundingly lost to a very bad Pitt team, and then Oklahoma expectedly throttled Missouri last night.
Wow, what a crazy season.
So Ohio State seemed to be a lock for #1, and then it’s a crap shoot as to who their opponent would be, but listening to many of the analysts last night, it seemed to be a forgone conclusion that LSU “deserved” to be #2, despite losing last week to an unranked team and even though a team in their conference who didn’t even play in their championship game was ranked ahead of them (and placed there by the voters). Both of the other major conference winners (Oklahoma and USC) were being considered as possible opponents even though they were ranked in the bottom half of the top ten. Both were called “hot” teams because they have four or five games in a row. Even Hawaii was thrown into the mix for being undefeated.
What major conference winner, “hot” winner of five in a row, and higher ranked team wasn’t mentioned? That’s right – Virginia Tech.
And the AP and Coaches poll today show LSU at #2 and Oklahoma at #3. Huh?
First of all, the fact that the Hokies didn’t jump Georgia is ridiculous. Then to have LSU jump all the way to #2 ahead of us after we beat a higher ranked team is unfathomable. I know LSU beat us in week 2 by 41, but both our losses were to the #2 ranked team in the country at the time while both of their losses were to unranked teams. That has to count for something.
What is the point of having polls the entire season if you can hit the reboot button the last week of the season?
I’m not trying to say that Va Tech is the second best team in the country. I would just like to be shown some respect.