ACC: Virginia Tech

Video: McShay's Film Room

September, 6, 2010
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Todd McShay takes a look at the keys to the Boise State-Virginia Tech game.

ACC in final AP and USA Today Coaches polls

January, 9, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

The final votes are in, and the ACC finished with three teams in the top 25 of the Associated Press poll -- No. 15 Virginia Tech, No. 21 Florida State and No. 22 Georgia Tech.

The coaches had a slightly different opinion, as their final order was No. 14 Virginia Tech, No. 22 Georgia Tech and No. 23 Florida State. (Don't forget during the regular season the Yellow Jackets did beat the Seminoles at home).

For what it's worth, I had Virginia Tech No. 16, Florida State No. 18 and Georgia Tech No. 19 in the ESPN.com Power Ranking I turned in this morning. (And Utah No. 1, but that's a whole other discussion). I put FSU ahead of the Yellow Jackets because of the way they handled Wisconsin and because of what Georgia Tech didn't do against Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

Still, Georgia Tech is better than it played in its bowl game, and despite the losses on defense should have one of the most productive offenses in the league and again compete for the Coastal Division.

It's safe to say these three teams should be the league's representatives in the 2009 preseason poll, with the Hokies possibly earning a top 10 spot.

Final: Virginia Tech 30, Boston College 12

December, 6, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

TAMPA, Fla. -- Virginia Tech is going to the Orange Bowl, and they left no doubt about which team was better today. Boston College is likely headed to Nashville, for the Music City Bowl.

The difference today was in the quarterbacks and turnovers, and the Eagles struggled with both. BC's defense was exposed, and the offense couldn't convert its third downs. Virginia Tech, on the other hand, had one of its best days converting third downs.

Consider this season another heck of a coaching job by Frank Beamer and his staff.

I'm heading down to the interviews now, check back later.

Virginia Tech is in

November, 29, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

The Hokies are in.

Virginia Tech clinched the Coastal Division with its 17-14 win over rival Virginia and will play in the ACC championship game for the second straight season and the third time in four years. Georgia Tech, though, is the team that deserves to be there. The Yellow Jackets are currently beating Georgia 38-28 in the fourth quarter thanks to 26 third-quarter points. That's more offense than the Hokies have had in their past two games combined.

But hey, defense wins championships, right?

We'll see if Boston College can do the same here momentarily.

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