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Fla. St. To Meet Va. Tech for Title

December 5, 1999

No mystery, no intrigue, just this simple fact: No. 1 Florida State will play No. 2 Virginia Tech for the national championship in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 4.

In the second season of the Bowl Championship Series, the system of rating teams using polls, computers, strength of schedule and losses worked perfectly.

As expected, the Seminoles (11-0) and Hokies (11-0) finished first and second in the final BCS standings released Sunday, matching their finish in the AP media poll’s final regular-season rankings. The USA Today/ ESPN coaches’ poll also had the teams ranked 1-2, as did seven of the eight computers used by the BCS.

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