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The SEC and ACC Meet Again in Atlanta At the The Chick-Fil-A Bowl

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 05:  Ryan Williams #34 of the Virginia Tech Hokies against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Georgia Dome on September 5, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Va Tech FanContributor IDecember 5, 2009

It is looking like Virginia Tech will face Tennessee in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl on December 31.

Virginia Tech kicked off the season in Atlanta and from all reports, should be ending it there too. Virginia Tech is 9-3 and 6-2 within the ACC Conference. They also have a No. 12 BCS ranking.

While Tennessee comes in holding a 7-5 record and an overall SEC record of  4-4. The Vols are currently unranked.

The Tennessee selection was somewhat of a surprise as Auburn was surprisingly taken by the Outback bowl who has the pick before the Chick-Fil-A in the SEC bowl pecking order.

Virginia Tech is not in the ACC Championship game, but is expected to be taken over the loser of the ACC Championship Game by the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, the second bowl in the ACC's bowl pecking order. Virginia Tech still has an outside shot at a BCS bowl, but most of those hopes were eliminated with Boise State's win over New Mexico State today.

Since VT still has this outside shot, they still aren't officially released by the BCS. This is why the game can't be made official.

This game is a regional match up of teams who often battle in the recruiting front, but not recently on the gridiron.

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