The 2010 Virginia Tech football schedule began Monday night against Boise State. The 2010 Virginia Tech football schedule could also turn into one that sends them right into a BCS bowl game, no matter what took place against Boise State in the opener. The ACC gets an automatic berth into a BCS bowl game this season, and with so many highly ranked teams in the ACC this year, the conference is going to get a very nice level of respect that it hasn’t seen as much in recent years. Virginia Tech is one of those teams receiving a lot of early praise, enough of which that they ended up No. 10 in the first AP Top 25 Poll and No. 6 in the first 2010 Coaches’ Poll.
The toughest part of the Virginia Tech schedule is going to come in November, when they have to play against three highly ranked teams in back-to-back weeks. No. 16 Georgia Tech, No. 18 North Carolina, and No. 13 Miami are their three straight opponents, and then they end the regular season against Virginia. If they make it into the 2010 ACC Championship Game, that would be on the first weekend in December, and a win in that game would guarantee a spot in one of the BCS bowl games. If they can do that, and sweep through their regular season schedule, they stand a great chance at making it into the national championship game.
The major problem for Virginia Tech right now, is that they started the 2010 regular season so far down in the rankings. It means that they are going to need some of the teams ahead of them to lose a game or two along the way, especially the likes of Alabama, Ohio State, and Florida, which seem to control the minds of many voters around the country. They will know for a fact that only one of the SEC powerhouses can end up undefeated, but beyond that, they will just have to focus on their own schedule and what they can control. It should certainly be an exciting season in ACC play.
2010 Virginia Tech Football Schedule
September 6 vs. No. 3 Boise State
September 11 vs. James Madison
September 18 vs. East Carolina
September 25 @ Boston College
October 2 @ North Carolina State
October 9 vs. Central Michigan
October 16 vs. Wake Forest
October 23 vs. Duke
November 4 vs. No. 16 Georgia Tech
November 13 @ No. 18 North Carolina
November 20 @ No. 13 Miami (FL)
November 27 vs. Virginia