Six years ago, Will Stewart did a big series of articles called “State
of the Program”, which covered everything in the football program from
offense, defense, recruiting all the way down to discipline. A lot of time has
passed since that series, and many things have changed.
Will’s articles, plus a follow-up article that I did in August of 2005, are
linked at the bottom of this article.
When Will wrote his series back in 2003-04, the mood wasn’t quite as happy as
it is now. After two special seasons in 1999 and 2000, the Hokies began to drop
over the course of the next three seasons. They went 8-4 in 2001 and 10-4 in
2002. Things reached their low point in 2003, when Tech fell to 8-5. 13 losses
in three years was unacceptable, particularly with the ways the 2003 team
For a team that was moving to a different conference, there were many
questions. We got positive answers beginning with the 2004 season, with the
Hokies winning the ACC in their first year, and we haven’t looked back since.
Today we’re just going to focus on a quick recap of each season since the
Hokies joined the ACC, and take a quick look at how they compare to the rest of
the teams around the league. In future articles, we’ll get into specifics such
as the offense, the defense, coaching, recruiting, discipline, etc.
Virginia Tech has been the dominant team in the ACC since the day they
arrived. All you have to do is look at the numbers, which are based on six years
ACC’s Winningest Teams
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