How Does the USA Today Preseason Poll Alter Virginia Tech's BCS Path?

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How Does the USA Today Preseason Poll Alter Virginia Tech's BCS Path?
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Virginia Tech is looking for better results against conference rival Clemson this year.

Virginia Tech's football program under Frank Beamer has been a model of consistency over the last eight years. They've won at least 10 games in every season during that stretch, which coincides with them joining the ACC in 2004.

However, "greatness" isn't determined by 10-win seasons or even ACC championships. It's determined by BCS championships, and the Hokies still have a goose egg in that category over that time span. 

They begin the 2012 season No. 20 in the USA Today Coaches' Poll, seven spots lower than where they sat at the beginning of the 2011 season. Their roster has undergone numerous changes since last year, which certainly explains the lower ranking.

Let's take a look at how their preseason ranking could alter their BCS path, wherever it may lead.

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