BCS Rankings: Why Kansas State and Virginia Tech Are Grossly Overrated

Eric Ball@@BigLeagueEballFeatured ColumnistOctober 24, 2011

BLACKSBURG, VA - OCTOBER 1: Logan Thomas #3 of the Virginia Tech University Hokies is sacked by Malliciah Goodman #97 of the Clemson University Tigers on October 1, 2011 at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
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The BCS computer believes a team that’s best win was against Baylor is worthy of the No. 8 ranking.

Yeah, seriously.

The Kansas State Wildcats have yet to hit the meat of their schedule and are inexplicably a Top 10 team, according to the computers.

I don’t get it.

Sophomore quarterback Collin Klein isn’t very accurate and relies far too often on his legs when a play breaks down. It’s not a recipe for any sort of sustained success. His 195 passing yards on Saturday against Kansas was a season high. He isn’t capable of putting up big numbers against a defense that can create some heavy pressure.

With the murder’s row schedule the next four weeks (No. 9 Oklahoma, away at No. 3 Oklahoma State, No. 16 Texas A&M and away at No. 24 Texas), there’s a great shot this team goes on a four game losing streak in the next month.

Enjoy this lofty ranking while it lasts. Speaking of teams that won’t be in their lofty position very long…

No. 12 Virginia Tech 

The Hokies have little to hang their hat on thus far in the season. They got crushed 23-3 against No. 5 Clemson and have had a cake batter soft slate other than that.

The defense struggles against QBs that can throw the ball down field, something that V-Tech can’t really do themselves.

Sophomore QB Logan Thomas has shown flashes that should make V-Tech fans excited for the future, but he certainly isn’t wowing anybody with his touchdown to interception ratio (11-to-5). He is improving, but there isn’t enough talent on the squad to help him against stout defenses.

With games against North Carolina and Georgia Tech still in front of them, you can chalk up at least one more loss for the Hokies.

Injuries to Bruce Taylor, James Gayle and Alonzo Tweedy on Saturday are going to really hurt a team that was already struggling with depth on that side of the ball. This team is going to plummet down the computer rankings within the next two-to-three weeks. 


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