Virginia Tech 18th in AP Top 25, 22nd in Coaches’ Poll

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2016.11.05. No. 23 Virginia Tech (Hokies) at Duke University (Blue Devils). Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC. Final score: Virginia Tech 24, Duke 21.
Despite beating Duke, Virginia Tech dropped in the Amway Coaches’ Poll.

Coaches across the country aren’t very high on Virginia Tech.

After holding onto a tight win over Duke on Saturday, the Amway Coaches’ Poll had the Hokies ranked 22nd in the country, which is one spot lower than they were last week. The AP Poll went much differently, where Virginia Tech jumped five spots to the 18th position.

AP Top 25 Poll

You can see the entire results of the poll here.

Five ACC teams are ranked in the AP Poll:

No. 2 Clemson

No. 5 Louisville

No. 15 North Carolina

No. 18 Virginia Tech

No. 20 Florida State

I’ll never understand the logic of North Carolina being ranked over Virginia Tech in any poll, but I don’t get to vote. The Tar Heels did roll over Georgia Tech 48-20 in Chapel Hill on Saturday, but it shouldn’t excuse their 34-3 disastrous loss to the Hokies.

Florida State did manage to escape with a win over NC State, and they actually dropped a position. I still think Florida State is better than several teams ahead of them, but when you lose three games, people don’t care that they’ve all come against ranked teams.

Amway Coaches’ Poll

You can see the results of the coaches’ poll here. There are also five ACC teams ranked in the coaches’ poll.

No. 2 Clemson

No. 6 Louisville

No. 13 North Carolina

No. 18 Florida State

No. 22 Virginia Tech

This poll doesn’t make much sense. North Carolina has one signature win ( in Tallahassee over Florida State) and is 13th in the country? Sorry, not buying it.

Fortunately enough, neither of these polls matter to anyone anymore. The College Football Playoff’s Top 25 is the ranking that really matters, and Virginia Tech will most certainly be ranked ahead of North Carolina. The Hokies were ranked ahead of both Carolina and Florida State in last week’s Playoff poll, and that shouldn’t change.

The CFP’s Top 25 will be released on ESPN at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech

The Hokies will play their second-to-last ACC game of the season this coming Saturday vs. Georgia Tech. It ends a stretch of the Hokies’ schedule where they played four of five games on the road. Tech went 4-1 during that stretch.

Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU. The game is not sold out yet, and there are tickets available in the upper East stands and in the upper South Endzone stands.

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  1. Polls never make sense once you get by the top 10. Let’s win our remaining games and get to the to Orlando and beat Clemson and the rest will take care of itself 🙂 Go Hokies!

  2. Polls. Yes, we beat them. Penn Stae beat Ohio State, but ius ranked lower.

    Our loss to ‘Cuse WAY uglier than their loss to us. We both lost to SEC East also rans. Other than that, we’ve both beat our lame OOC opponents and ACC Coastal opponents.

    Bottom line, we’re going to Orlando and they’re not.

      1. Due to the effect of so many injuries, the Dline has not looked good the past two games. Against Georgia Tech it could get real ugly if some of those guys don’t heal up! Also, our LBs better have one of their best games next Saturday…

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