— The Virginia Tech Hokies rode a favorable computer matrix to the No. 14 spot in the first BCS college football rankings released on Sunday night.
The Hokies (6-1) rose from 19th to 16th in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released Sunday. The Blacksburg squad was 19th in the USA Today coaches' poll and the Harris Interactive Poll. Those polls comprise two of three parts of the BCS ranking system.
However, Virginia Tech landed eighth in the computer ranking component of the BCS, somewhat counterbalancing the No. 19 rankings in the USA Today and Harris Interactive polls.
Virginia Tech, which was idle last weekend, puts its six-game winning streak on the line against Duke this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Lane Stadium.