(I needed to put some sort of dream headline in there to help me out...)
Driving in to work this morning this thought came to my head: should VT go undefeated the rest of the way, would/could they pass Boise State in the polls/BCS standings? I debated even asking the question. But, I’m a Virginia Tech fan who is having a tough time moving on from this loss. So I guess the most optimistic VT football thought I can have at this point following Monday’s devastation is maybe, just maybe, Virginia Tech can win-out the rest of the season and climb back into the NCG discussion.
I wanted to put this question to you Bronco fans. I read Kevan’s post yesterday (“Stealing a Win…”) and it made me think that some Boise State fans might actually admit that Monday’s game could have truly gone either way. I figured I’d ask the question now while the game is still fresh in everybody’s mind – instead of asking the question in December if by some one-in-a-million-shot this scenario were to come through.
The question: if Virginia Tech went undefeated the rest of the season, would you be absolutely appalled if they somehow passed an undefeated Boise State to land in the NCG?
There are a ton of things that need to fall in to place from Tech’s perspective (heck.. in their post-Labor Day funk could drop Saturday to FCS JMU), but I wanted to ask the question while you Boise fans have the game fresh in your memory (and probably have watched the game a second time or third time already). Heck, this scenario would also mean there is not an undefeated Big 12, team, Big 10 team, or TCU.
Would you be devastated/shocked/appalled/etc if an undefeated VT team (which would mean wins @ BC, @ UNC, @ Miami, vs Georgia Tech, and the ACC Championship game) ended up in the NCG? Would the game you guys all watched Monday night (the embarrassing 1st quarter followed by pretty solid football until minute 58 of the game), plus the body of work, make even a Boise State fan say, “You know… I could accept that.”
I know I’m asking the wrong crowd and I’ll probably get blasted for even suggesting this, but I like to think that VT earned enough respect from Bronco Nation on Monday night to actually consider that maybe they would be okay if things shook out this week.