If this website is correct and an 8-4 (5-3 in ACC) Virginia team that NC State handily beat in Charlottesville this year ends up in the Chick-fil-A Bowl….then it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that the turd laid by the Wolfpack’s against Boston College ended up costing 7-5 (4-4) NC State a shot at playing in Atlanta.
The Champs Bowl confirms Florida State vs Notre Dame. (Link)
According Sports Illustrated’s Stewart Mandel, the ACC may be getting an early Christmas present this year as Virginia Tech could be heading to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. (Link)
Your BCS lineup will be: Title: LSU-Bama. Rose: Wis-Ore. Fiesta: Ok St-Stanford. Sugar: Va Tech-Michigan. Orange: Clemson-West Va.
As of 8pm — there seems to be enough independent verification to confirm VPI to the Sugar.
This development threw the ACC Bowl selection process into turmoil. Check out this link to see how the Wilmington Star News has taken down their previously published ACC Bowl projections and replaced it with this entry.
The surprise choice of Virginia Tech to the Sugar Bowl has affected several other ACC bowl selections and thrown a wrench into at least a couple of prearranged deal. Among those whose plans have changed are WakeForest and North Carolina.
Instead of heading to Shreveport, La., to play in the Independence Bowl, the Deacons now appear to be headed to Nashville to playMississippi State in the Music City Bowl. The Tar Heels, once seemingly locked into the Military Bowl in WashingtonD.C., will now move up to theIndependence, where they will likely playMissourion Dec. 26.
N.C.State will still play in Charlotte’s Belk Bowl , as expected, against Louisville on Dec.27.
The bowl selections will be officially announced at 8:30 p.m.on an ESPN selection show.