Virginia Tech’s 24-3 victory over Florida State has given the Hokies a bump in the national rankings. Tech comes in at No. 12 in this week’s AP Poll, and No. 14 in the Coaches Poll.
The Hokies are one of three ACC ranked in both polls.
AP: No. 2 Clemson, No. 12 Virginia Tech, No. 22 Miami
Coaches: No. 2 Clemson, No. 14 Virginia Tech, No. 21 Miami
Future opponent Notre Dame is also ranked, coming in at No. 8 in both polls following their 24-17 victory over Michigan.
Two Virginia Tech players were also honored for their work in the win over Florida State. True sophomore linebacker Rayshard Ashby was named ACC Linebacker of the Week after he posted seven tackles, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble. Redshirt freshman Caleb Farley was named ACC Defensive Back of the week after he recorded two interceptions and a sack against the Seminoles.