| Oct 23, 2011
| 10:10 AM
Unlike recent weeks, the big movement in the latest Associated Press college football poll, and on Blog Boy’s ballot, was at the top of the heap, where previously undefeated Oklahoma and Wisconsin lost.
How far to drop the Sooners and Badgers?...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 10:38 AM
Saturday night on Twitter some Virginia Tech faithful wondered if their favorite football team might crack the top 10 Sunday. The No. 15 Hokies had just won their fourth consecutive game, while four teams ahead of them in the polls had stumbled.
| Nov 4, 2011
| 3:14 PM
Saturday night’s matchup between #1-ranked LSU and #2-ranked Alabama has been hailed by most sports fans as the de facto National Championship game for this season of college football. While ‘Bama and LSU are currently the best two teams in...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 9:41 AM
As Tim Russert used to intone on “Meet The Press,” our issues this Sunday: How far to drop Alabama? How high to elevate Virginia Tech?
Pollsters had to decide how much to penalize the previously undefeated Crimson Tide after its home loss...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 11:29 AM
In unveiling college football’s future postseason Tuesday, Virginia Tech President Charles Steger said “a four-team playoff doesn’t go too far. It goes just the right amount.” With all due respect, allow me to challenge Steger&...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 9:39 AM
Unlike last week, when Virginia Tech rose in the polls without playing a snap, the Hokies earned their bump Sunday.
Thursday’s 37-26 victory at then-No. 20 Georgia Tech was Virginia Tech’s most impressive performance to date, a tick better...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 1:55 AM
Nick Patti would have thought nothing could have spoiled his official visit to Boise State this past weekend.
The Dr. Phillips quarterback, who committed to the Broncos on May 12, had been looking forward to the trip for quite some time, awaiting the...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 9:39 AM
College football went haywire last weekend, from Oklahoma State’s collapse to Lee Corso’s f-bomb to a Saturday night that was equal parts riveting and exhausting.
Virginia crashed the top 25 with a road upset of Florida State, where the...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 7:36 AM
Add All-American to the list of accomplishments for Dr. Phillips quarterback Nick Patti, who has been named to the East roster for the first annual JuniorRank Sports/U.S. Marine Corps Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, which is Jan. 3, at Chase Field in...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 9:41 AM
Virginia Tech played its best game of 2011 Saturday in a 38-0 thrashing of Virginia. But how does that state and regional rout echo nationally?
Do the 11-1 Hokies, as some of their most-ardent fans believe, merit a No. 3 ranking behind consensus top...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 9:50 AM
The biggest question for any poll voter this week is, who’s No. 2? Alabama or Oklahoma State?
For an ACC country voter, a secondary issue was whether to rank Clemson ahead of Virginia Tech.
First, the national.
Oklahoma State won its...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Kansas State and Boise State have more impressive on-field credentials this season than Virginia Tech. The Wildcats’ conquest of Baylor, and the Broncos’ of Georgia trump the Hokies’ win at Georgia Tech.
Even Virginia Tech coach Frank...