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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 1, 1999, Darmstadt, Hesse Homies will get their perfect ending with a berth in National title game the associated press Virginia tech coach Frank Beamer is carried off the Field after beating Boston College a win that sealed the homies a spot in the sugar bowl. Bus standings list a Pom comp schedule be avg. Avg. Str Ranh l total 1 1 1.00 1.00 6 0.24 0 2.24 2 2 2,00 2.00 54 2,16 0 6.16 3 3 3,00 2.86 21 0,84 Quot a 7,70 5 5.00 6.00 12 0,48 2 13.48 6 6 6.00 a 5.57 14 0.56 2 14,13 s 7 7,50 4,57 63 2.52. 1 15,59 7 s 7.50 7.00 1 0.04 2 16.54 4 4 4.00 7,71 74 2,96 2 16.67 9 9 9.00 8.57 3 0,12 2 19,69 10 10 10.00 7,86 10 0,40 2 20.26 12 12 12.00 13.00 24 0.96 3 28.96 11 11 11.00 14.71 98 3.92 0 29.63 14 17 15.50 11.14 9 0.36 3 30,00 13 13 13,00 16.71 52 2,08 3 34,79 13 14 16.00 15,43 28 1.12 3 35,55 1, Florida St 2, Virginia tech 3, Nebraska. 4, Florida. 5, Tennessee. 6, Kansas St. 7, Alabama. S. Wisconsin. 9. Michigan 10. Michigan St. 11. Texas 12. Marshall 13. Penn St. 14. Minnesota 15. Texas a amp a explanation key poll average the average of the associated press Medin poll and Usa today esp coaches poll. Others receiving votes Are calculated in order received. A a computer average the average of Richard Billingsley Dunkel Index Kenneth Massey new York times David Roth Mao Jeff Sagarin Matthews Scripps Howard and the Hester amp Anderson Seattle times. Rankings. The computer component Wilt be determined by averaging the seven highest computer rankings. The lowest computer ranking will be disregarded. Schedule tank rank of schedule strength compared to other division la teams divided by 25. This components calculated by determining the cumulative won toss records Rotthe Teanus opponent 66.6 percent and the cumulative won loss records of the team s opponent s opponents 33.3 percent. Losses one Point for each loss during the season. By Richard Rosenblatt the associated press Book it no. 1 Florida state is. No. 2 Virginia tech in the sugar bowl on Jan. 4. In what will become a perfect ending to a perfect regular season Virginia tech is certain to hold off Nebraska in the final bowl championship series standings setting up a no. 1 is. No. 2 game for the National title in new Orleans. The homies 11-0 increased their second place Lead Over the huskers from .63 Points to 1.54 Points in the latest bus standings released monday. The final bus standings which determines the teams that will play in its title game will be released dec. 5. The advantage according to one computer expert is All but impossible to overcome a even if Nebraska Routs Texas in saturdays big 12 conference title game in san Antonio. A a there a no suspense a Chicago based computer expert Jerry Palm said. A if Nebraska wins 50-0, in a not sure that could overtake Virginia from the Start of the homies huskers Points Battle Virginia tech coach Frank Beamer has been confident the top teams would end up in the National title game. But until the final results Are in he a not taking anything for granted. A a there a too much invested in the bus so that the two Best teams will play a Beamer said. A i personally think one of the teams has to be Virginia tech. A with All the hard work by our coaches and All the hard work by our players i would be devastated if we did not make the bus standings Are based on a formula that considers the associated press Media poll and the Usa today esp coaches poll eight computer rankings strength of schedule and losses. Florida state and Virginia tech Are 1-2 in the a poll and the coaches poll. Nebraska 10-1 blew its Chance to stay close to Virginia tech by barely beating a ranked Colorado 33-30 in overtime last Friday. The homies meanwhile rolled to a 38-14 win Over then no. 22 Boston College. The results lowered the homies a computer average and raised the huskers average. Techs strength of schedule went from 66th toughest to 54th. Florida state 11-0which locked up first place two weeks ago with a 30-23 win Over Florida has 2.24 Points a 1 for poll average 1 for computer rank average 0.24 for strength of schedule and Zero for losses. Virginia tech has 6.16 Points a 2 for poll average 2 for computer rank average 2.16 for strength of schedule and Zero for losses. Last week the homies totalled 6.78 Points. Nebraska has 7.70 Points a 3 for poll average 2.86 for computer rank average 0.84 for strength of schedule and 1 for losses. Last week the huskers had 7.41 Points. Tech gained the upper hand in the eight computer rankings a the bus uses seven and discards the lowest rating. A week ago Virginia tech was second in six computers third in one and fifth in the other. This week the homies Are second in seven and third in the other. Nebraska was third in six computers including the Dunkel Index which had the huskers first last week second in one and fourth in the other. Texas concedes Nebraska a status for big 12 title game by Jim Vertuno the associated press Austin Texas a even after beating Nebraska three straight times since 1996, Texas players said monday the Cor huskers deserve their role As favourites in the big 12 conference championship. Texas 9-3, 6-2 big 12 is the Only team to beat the third ranked Cor huskers 10-1, 7-1 three times in the 1990s, including a 24-20 Victory in Austin oct. 23. But Nebraska a three National titles since 1994 and its status among College footballs elite make the huskers legitimate favourites on saturday in san Antonio said Texas wide receiver Kwame Cavil. A a we a be underdogs if we were 11-0. They deserve it a Cavil said a they have More wins than we do and fewer losses than we have we re just going to have to beat them every time we play them to get the respect we deserve a probably Only Texas fans think the longhorns can beat the com huskers who Are favored by eight Points said Texas coach Mack Brown. A everybody in America outside of Texas thinks we re going to lose a Brown said. Harsh words flew Between. The locker rooms when the teams last played. Nebraska players said they hated no. 12 Texas and were still upset about the longhorns 20-16 win in 1998 that stopped the huskers 47-game Home winning Streak. Cavil a trash talker who enjoys verbally sparring with defensive backs said the jabs Likely will continue until saturdays game is Over. A i know really want to beat us. I know be running their Mouth a lot More. I done to think ill have to initiate it a Cavil said. Nebraska will feel More pressure to win Texas players said. Not Only Are they looking for revenge the Cor huskers also Hope a lopsided win would push them past no 2 Virginia tech in the complicated bowl championship series ratings and into the sugar r bowl against no 1 Florida state 1 even if the National Champion a ship is gone Brown said Satur i Day s game remains important i the Winner goes to the fiesta bowl and a Victory would be a big. Step toward winning a National title in the future Brown said. A we came Here As a staff to win 1 a National championship a Brown i said. A you can t win the National i championship if you can twin the j conference championship. You. Have to grow into it. You done to just win tit ,.stars Stripe helping you to put your Holiday plans together Cut out today s Puzzle piece and add to your contest entry form. Vhf Esesse i stars tripes Holiday spirit contest with the Purchase of another value meal of equal or lessor value Good at any cafes restaurant to include Burger King Popeye amp Taco Bell. 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