Team preview: Virginia Tech

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2005-06 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 30, 2005, 2:39 AM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)


Virginia Tech is on a short list for biggest surprises of last basketball season.

The Hokies entered the ACC expansion era with not much size up front, a young team and a checkered basketball tradition. Not exactly a formula to compete in basketball's best conference.