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Virginia Tech Stays at No. 13 in Latest AP Poll

The Hokies are staying put in this week’s AP Top 25. The latest edition of the weekly basketball poll has Virginia Tech still ranked at No. 13 with a record of 5-0 on the season. Tech is one of just four teams to not see any change in this week’s poll.

The Hokies only had one game this week, a 75-37 blowout of St. Francis (Pa.), but it wasn’t enough to convince the voters to move the team up a spot. Despite the staggering score, the victory over a Northeast Conference opponent was not notable enough to garner much attention for the Hokies.

Multiple voters did put the Hokies in the top 10, including Virginia Tech beat writers Mark Berman, who had the team at No. 8, and Norm Wood, who put them at No. 10.

Taking a look at the ACC, five teams are currently ranked in the Top 25, with two still in the top five. No. 1 Duke and No. 4 Virginia lead the pack, while No. 11 North Carolina fell out of the top 10 this week. Virginia Tech comes in two spots behind the Tar Heels and No. 15 Florida State rounds out the conference’s ranked teams.

At this point, it still looks like the next Top 25 matchup that Tech will see is on Jan. 15 against No. 4 UVA. The Hokies next two Power Five opponents are Penn State and Washington, neither of which received any votes in this week’s poll. The Huskies received 29 votes last week, but suffered a loss against Minnesota on Wednesday.

Virginia Tech’s next game comes against Penn State, who is 3-2 on the season and coming off a loss to Bradley University on Wednesday. The Hokies tip off against the Nittany Lions at 7 p.m. tomorrow in University Park.

Photo Credit: Dave Knachel/Virginia Tech Athletics

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