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Poll: Will nonconference schedule hurt Hokies?

Between now and Selection Sunday, Virginia Tech will find itself under the microscope as it becomes one of the most fussed and discussed teams in the country. The Hokies' bid for an NCAA tournament berth will be decided over the next two exciting weeks.

One of the central questions about Virginia Tech's tournament chops is how costly will its horrific nonconference schedule be in affecting its resume. The Post's Eric Prisbell, who will be hosting a bracketology chat at noon, asks that very question in a poll on The 65.

The Hokies are in this position, now more than ever, because of their unsightly loss at Boston College on Wednesday night. They had been in a strong position to make their first NCAA tournament since 2007, but they needed to be flawless down the stretch. And now they will have to really finish with a kick in their three remaining regular-season games and in the conference tournament.

But as Prisbell notes, Virginia Tech will be a fascinating team to watch on Selection Sunday because there is no telling how many selection committee members will take issue with its nonconference schedule.

By Mark Viera  |  February 25, 2010; 10:45 AM ET
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