Saturday, the Virginia Tech football team joined Syracuse in becoming bowl-eligible for the ACC with a dominating win over Virginia in Charlottesville. The number of conference teams that are eligible for a bowl is enough to fill their affiliated slots.
Florida State and Louisville will play for the ACC championship on Saturday, Dec. 2, in Charlotte. FSU is currently undefeated, however, a win does not guarantee them a College Football Playoff spot as they were on the outside looking in when the latest rankings were released last Tuesday night. Louisville, which was beaten at home by Kentucky Saturday, is 10-2 and a win over the Seminoles will send them to the Orange Bowl, which FSU will go to if they beat the Cardinals and don’t go to the CFP.
Which bowl games could Virginia Tech end up in?
Here is a list of bowl games that the ACC is affiliated with, after the Orange Bowl and CFP, and with possible destinations for the Hokies,
- Dec. 22: Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl
- Dec. 23: TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
- Dec. 27: GoBowling.com Military Bowl
- Dec. 27: Duke’s Mayo Bowl
- Dec. 27: DirecTV Holiday Bowl
- Dec. 28: Wasabi Fenway Bowl
- Dec. 28: Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl
- Dec. 28: Pop-Tarts Bowl
- Dec. 29: TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
- Dec. 29: Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
- Dec. 30: Capital One Orange Bowl
- Jan. 1: ReliaQuest Bowl
In bowl projections over the last month, Virginia Tech has been tied to the Military Bowl in most. Just some hunches here, but Boston College going to the Fenway Bowl makes too much sense, as does Syracuse playing at Yankee Stadium in the Pinstripe Bowl. Now, that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen and both schools will likely end up at other destinations, but those two assignments make too much sense.
Virginia Tech should find out their bowl destination by next weekend and their opponent. Until then, let the speculation begin.