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CFN 5-Year Program Rankings - No. 8 Va Tech
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Posted Aug 27, 2009


CFN's 2009 Five-Year Program Rankings and Analysis ... No. 8 Virginia Tech


8. Virginia Tech
 
Program Rankings

- CFN Scoring System
- 2009 CFN Preview
- No. 1 USC
- No. 2 Texas
- No. 3 Oklahoma
- No. 4 Ohio State
- No. 5 Florida
- No. 6 Georgia
- No. 7 LSU
- No. 8 Virginia Tech
- No. 9 Auburn
- No. 10 Michigan
- 11 to 20
- 21 to 40
- 41 to 60
- 61 to 80
- 81 to 100
- 101 to 120

Total Five-Year Program Score:
108.58

Program Analysis ... The unquestioned star of the ACC ever since coming over from the Big East, Virginia Tech has dominated the conference and has won 80% of its league games. For all the big things that Frank Beamer's team has done since joining in 2004, there was a knock that it couldn't win the really big one when it came to the bowls. There was a win over Louisville in the 2006 Gator Bowl, but that's Louisville. The Hokies couldn't get by Georgia in the 2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl, lost to Kansas in a struggle in the 2008 Orange Bowl, and battled hard, but lost, to a 13-0 Auburn team in the 2005 Sugar Bowl. Beating Cincinnati in last year's Orange Bowl got the monkey off the team's back, sort of, but a win over Alabama to start the season would do wonder for the program's reputation.

Beamer used to get the job done with decent players, but not elite talents, but that has changed as now there are more and more NFL-caliber players flowing through Blacksburg. There haven't been too many unforgiveable losses, and it's a big deal when anyone beats the Hokies, but now the question will be whether or not they can maintain their high level as the rest of the ACC gets better and better. The APR could be better and the Attendance is always going to be far less than the biggest of the big boys, but as long as the wins are coming, Tech will stay high up in the rankings.

Attendance Score: 6.58
2004: 65,115, 2005: 65,115, 2006: 66,233, 2007: 66,233, 2008: 66,223

APR Score: 5

Draft: 24
2005: DB Eric Green, DB Vincent Fuller, OT Jon Dunn
2006:
DB Jimmy Williams, DE Darryl Tapp, LB James Anderson, TE Jeff King, DT Jon Lewis, DB Justin Hamilton, C Jimmy Martin, OG Will Montgomery, RB Cedric Humes
2007:
DB Aaron Rouse, WR David Clowney, OT Brandon Frye
2008:
OT Duane Brown, DB Brandon Flowers, WR Eddie Royal, DE Chris Ellis, LB Xavier Adibi, DT Carlton Powell, WR Josh Morgan, WR Justin Harper, 
2009:
DB Victor "Macho" Harris

Quality Wins: 26
2004: None
2005:
at NC State, Georgia Tech, Boston College, at Virginia, Louisville (Gator Bowl)
2006:
Cincinnati, Southern Miss, Clemson, at Miami, at Wake Forest
2007:
East Carolina, at Clemson, at Georgia Tech, Florida State, at Virginia Boston College (ACC Championship)
2008:
Georgia Tech, at North Carolina, at Nebraska, Maryland, Boston College (ACC Championship), Cincinnati (Orange Bowl)

Elite Win Score: 6.5
2004: at Miami
2005:
at West Virginia, Louisville (Gator Bowl)
2006:
at Wake Forest
2007:
Boston College (ACC Championship)
2008:
Cincinnati (Orange Bowl)

Bad Loss Score: 0

Elite Losses: 5
2004: USC, Auburn (Sugar Bowl)
2005: None
2006:
None
2007:
at LSU, Kansas
2008:
None

Bad Wins: 11
2004: Western Michigan, Duke, Florida A&M
2005:
at Duke
2006:
Northeastern, at North Carolina, Duke
2007:
William & Mary, at Duke
2008:
Furman, Western Kentucky

Conf. Score: 8.00
2004: 7-1, 2005: 7-1, 2006: 6-2, 2007: 7-1, 2008: 5-3