The first USA Today Preseason Poll was released last week and as expected, SEC schools were the two top-ranked teams followed by USC.
Now, releasing a poll before the season is meaningless. But it gives fans good fodder to discuss why or if their chosen team was ranked too low. Or, it gives the same fans time to gripe about why a conference rival is ranked too high.
The point is, preseason rankings don't matter. However, it does get fans excited because it means the season is right around the corner.
The Virginia Tech Hokies, who were ranked 20th in the preseason poll, are the third highest-ranked ACC school in the poll behind Florida State (seventh) and Clemson (14th).
How do folks in Blacksburg feel about being ranked 20th in the preseason?
Here are three reasons last week's poll could alter the Hokies' BCS path.