Hokies rise one spot in both polls

Tim Sullivan, Editor
Hokie Haven

Virginia Tech is up to No. 12 in the national rankings, coming in at that position in both major national polls. Saturday's 38-0 victory over Old Dominion - combined with losses from Oklahoma State and Florida State - was enough to gain one position after VT was a consensus No. 13 a week ago.

The next game will be a big one, not just because it's the first ACC contest of the 2017 season: the Hokies will be welcoming No. 2 Clemson to campus Saturday evening. The Tigers are now the only conference team ranked ahead of VT after Florida State dropped precipitously following a second loss of the year for the Seminoles. They come in unranked according to the Associated Press, and No. 25 to the coaches.

Other ACC teams in the rankings include Miami (No. 14 AP, No. 13 coaches) and Louisville (No. 17 AP, No. 18 coaches). West Virginia, whom VT beat at a neutral site in the season-opener, is No. 23 in both polls.

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