Virginia Tech Basketball Jumps to #15 in the AP Top 25

Virginia Tech Basketball Jumps to #15 in the AP Top 25

Andy Loce | @Andy_Loce15

TLP: Writer
Dec 08, 2020

Photo Credit: Virginia Tech Athletics

In what was a quiet week for Virginia Tech, enough national mayhem occurred to move the Hokies up to 15th in the latest AP Poll.

The lone result of the week went in the Hokies’ favor as they improved to 4-0 on the season with a 64-57 victory over the VMI Keydets.

An impressive six teams from the ACC were listed in Week 3’s edition of the AP Poll, with the highest vote-getter being the #10 Duke Blue Devils, who dropped four spots after last week’s loss at home to Michigan State.

It’s the Hokies that come next at #15 followed by the #16 North Carolina Tar Heels, who were runners-up at the Camping World Maui Invitational to the Texas Longhorns.

Up next are the #18 Virginia Cavaliers who slid three spots following their performances this past week while the #20 Florida State Seminoles improved two spots from last week. Lastly, making their first appearance of the season are the #25 Louisville Cardinals who have started 2020-21 with a perfect 4-0 record.

Although improving their record, the Hokies did take a dip in KenPom rankings as they fell four spots from the #22 position to #26; this puts them as the sixth best ACC KenPom ranking following Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida State, and Louisville.

The Hokies have yet again a quiet week of action as their lone matchup will come against the Penn State Nittany Lions as part of the annual ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Tip-off will be at 9 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum on ESPNU.