First Round Picks and National Championships

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Today, we’ll compare Virginia Tech’s wins, overall draft picks and first
round draft picks with the rest of the ACC, as well as each school that has won
a National Championship since the year 2000. The results show that while
Virginia Tech is near the top in total wins, and very respectable in total
number of draft picks, the lack of first-round elite talent is a factor that
holds the program back from a National Championship.


Virginia Tech wins football games. They’ve won 120 games since the 2000
season, an average of exactly 10 per season. Only twice in that span have the
Hokies failed to win 10 games, and they’ve reached the 11-win mark on three

Since 2000
(ACC programs and all national
champs since 2000)
School Wins Champs?
Oklahoma 122 Yes
Virginia Tech 120 No
Texas 115 Yes
Ohio State 114 Yes
LSU 110 Yes
USC 110 Yes
Florida 108 Yes
Auburn 102 Yes
Miami 99 Yes
Florida State 95 No
Boston College 95 No
Alabama 89