2017 ACC Football: Coastal Division Power Rankings week 12

CHAPEL HILL, NC - NOVEMBER 18: Chazz Surratt
CHAPEL HILL, NC - NOVEMBER 18: Chazz Surratt /
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BLACKSBURG, VA – NOVEMBER 18: Wide receiver Cam Phillips
BLACKSBURG, VA – NOVEMBER 18: Wide receiver Cam Phillips /

Lex Luthor

Much like the Joker, Lex Luthor does not need much explanation. However, unlike the Joker it is harder to see why he is such an adversary for the Man of Steel.

Superman by all accounts should not struggle so much with a man who he could easily crush with the flick of his wrist. Clark Kent’s alter ego should instead be battling behemoths like Doomsday and Darkside for top villain billing.

Yet it is that puzzle that makes Luthor so great. See as much as Superman is for truth, justice, and the American way, Luthor could care less. He is brilliant, yet not insane. He is evil incarnate, and he isn’t afraid to break a couple of eggs or the whole chicken coup.

It is because he isn’t the physical equal of Superman, that makes him so dangerous and why he usually ranks near or at the top of most all-time villain lists.

So, who gets to don the cape as Superman for Virginia Tech? Cam Phillips. Phillips is the high-flying wide receiver who is the all-time receptions leader for the Hokies. He currently ranks third in the ACC in receiving yards, fourth in receptions, and tied for fifth in touchdowns.

In his four seasons he has played in all but one game for Virginia Tech, making him near indestructible and has at least a catch every game for the past three seasons, despite playing with three different starting quarterbacks.

In the past game against Pitt, Phillips had eight receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown, his fifth game of the season with 100 plus yards.

Virginia Tech will be hoping six such games as they try to beat Virginia for the 14th straight time in this year’s Commonwealth Cup.