Why Is Virginia Tech Ranked So High?

Posted by Ryan Flieder on September-8-2009 Add Comments

I want to preface this article by saying that I have absolutely nothing against the Hokies. In fact, I considered going there, and I believe they have a good team. I'm not claiming that any kind of regional bias affected their rankings, and, if anything, a conference bias would hurt their ranking because the ACC is looked down upon.

I'm simply trying to figure out why exactly they're ranked so high, because I feel it's going to have a ripple effect, causing Alabama and other schools to look better than they are. I'll also note that I'm referencing rankings prior to the BCS, and when I say "ranked" for the 2007 season, I mean in the AP Poll.

Okay, let's do a chronological analysis of VT, starting two years ago.
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