Hokies Number Three in BCS Standings

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The first set of BCS Standings for the 2005 season was released Monday
afternoon, and just like the polls, Virginia Tech is ranked third behind USC and
Texas. Georgia is narrowly behind the Hokies in the fourth spot, while Alabama
rounds out the Top Five.

Still ranking third in the Harris Interactive Poll and the USA Today Coaches’
Poll, the Hokies were able to overcome some low rankings in some of the computer
polls to edge Georgia for third. The computer ratings averaged out to rank Tech
fourth in the nation, behind USC, Texas and Georgia.

The Hokies hold up strong in most of the computer rankings. However, the
Colley Matrix and the Massey Ratings have Tech ranked sixth and fifth
respectively. The low ratings in these polls allowed Georgia to get the nod over
the Hokies in the computer ratings. Anderson & Hester has Tech ranked third,
as well as Wolfe. VT is fourth in the Billingsley and Sagarin ratings.

Here is a look at the Top Ten teams in the BCS Standings:


BCS Standings, October 17

Rank

Team

BCS Average

1

USC

0.9923

2

Texas

0.9591

3

Virginia Tech

0.9067

4

Georgia

0.8933

5

Alabama

0.8220

6

LSU

0.7078

7

Texas Tech

0.7034

8

Miami

0.6928

9

UCLA

0.6675

10

Penn State

0.5860

The highest rated team in the BCS that the Hokies have played is West
Virginia, who comes in at 17th in the standings. Tech will also play #12
Boston College and #8 Miami later in the season. If they get as far as the ACC
Championship game, they will likely face Florida State, who is ranked 11th in
the BCS.

There are some potential upsets that could impact the BCS Standings this
coming weekend. First of all, the Hokies will travel to College Park to take on
the Maryland Terrapins on Thursday night.

On Saturday, the biggest game of the day features #7 Texas Tech at #2 Texas.
This game rarely gets mentioned as a game that the Longhorns could lose, but the
Red Raiders are playing very well this year. Other games to watch are #19
Tennessee at #5 Alabama, as well as #18 Auburn at #6 LSU.

#1 USC doesn’t expect to be tested this week. They will travel to
Washington to take on a struggling Husky team coached by Ty Willingham.

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