Hokies rise to No. 13 in both polls

Tim Sullivan, Editor
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Another comfortable win, another climb up the rankings for Virginia Tech. Saturday's 64-17 victory over East Carolina sees the Hokies move up three spots in each major poll to No. 13.

The top five is consistent between the coaches and AP polls, with Alabama followed by Clemson, Oklahoma, Penn State, and USC. The Tigers and Hokies are joined by fellow ACC squads Florida State (11 Coaches, 12 AP), Miami (14 in both), and Louisville (19 AP, 20 coaches). The Seminoles and Hurricanes have each played one game apiece after their head-to-head bout was postponed, while Clemson pounded Louisville Saturday evening.

West Virginia, whom the Hokis defeated in Week One, comes in No. 26 (first in "others receiving votes") in both polls. Duke is also receiving votes in each after an undefeated start to the season.

The Hokies will face Clemson in two weeks, and if both teams take care of business this weekend (VT against Old Dominion, Clemson against Boston College), it's likely that Blacksburg will host College Gameday Sept 30. It would be the ESPN pregame show's first visit to campus since 2007.

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