Virginia Tech drops to 19 in coaches poll, 16 in AP

Tim Sullivan, Editor
Hokie Haven

Virginia Tech's loss to Clemson has dinged the Hokies in the eyes of voters: they're down to No. 19 in the Amway Coaches' poll. Clemson, 31-17 victors over VT last night, remain at No. 2 nationally.

Miami is up to No. 12, Louisville is No. 17, and NC State is No. 24, rounding out ACC representation, though Florida State is unofficially No. 26 and Georgia Tech unofficially No. 28. ACC associate member Notre Dame comes in No. 22, while the West Virginia team VT beat in the season-opener is No. 23.

The Hokies' fall was less severe in the Associated Press poll, down just four spots to No. 16. Miami (which VT faces in just under a month) is No. 13, Clemson remains NO. 2, and West Virginia is No. 23.

VT's climb to No. 12 had been the highest peak since a No. 5 ranking prior to the 2011 ACC Championship game. The Hokies lost that game against Clemson, as well. Will VT get revenge on them later this year?

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