Virginia Tech Picked 11th in ACC Preseason Poll, Receives 2020-21 ACC Schedule

By: Tim Thomas | @TimThomasTLP | Nov 11, 2020
Photo Credit: Liam Sment

We are two weeks away from Virginia Tech opening their 2020-21 men's basketball season at home against Radford, and the Hokies have received their full ACC schedule along with the media predicting where Tech will finish in the ACC this year.

The media has Virginia Tech projected to finish 11th in the ACC this season with Virginia leading the way as the projected winner of the ACC. Additionally, the Hokies' 20-game ACC schedule was revealed with the most notable stretch coming in February when the Hokies will face Florida State twice plus Louisville and North Carolina over a four-game stretch.

Tech showed plenty of promise early last season, and should benefit from a team that is older and bigger both because of the transfers they brought in and simply because the experience that this very young team gained going through the ACC last season.

Kansas State grad transfer Cartier Diarra and breakout talents Tyrece Radford and Jalen Cone headline a Tech team that should bring lots of toughness this season. They should also benefit from more size led by Wofford transfer Keve Aluma and Delaware transfer Justyn Mutts.

Here's the full rundown of the 2020-21 Preseason ACC predicted standings.

  1. Virginia (97), 2214
  2. Duke (34), 2146
  3. Florida State (15), 1973
  4. North Carolina (7), 1933
  5. Louisville (2), 1693
  6. Syracuse, 1234
  7. Miami, 1223
  8. NC State, 1149
  9. Georgia Tech, 1147
  10. Clemson, 1057
  11. Virginia Tech, 794
  12. Notre Dame, 769
  13. Pittsburgh, 635
  14. Boston College, 404
  15. Wake Forest, 229

Here's the 2020-21 ACC schedule (games with multiple dates are single games, not doubleheaders).

  • Dec. 15 vs. Clemson
  • Dec. 29-30 vs. Miami (Fla.)
  • Jan. 2 at #4 Virginia
  • Jan. 5-6 at Louisville
  • Jan. 10 vs. Notre Dame
  • Jan. 12-13 vs. #9 Duke
  • Jan. 17 at Wake Forest
  • Jan. 19-20 vs. Boston College
  • Jan. 23 at Syracuse
  • Jan. 26-27 at Notre Dame
  • Jan. 30 vs. #4 Virginia
  • Feb. 2-3 at Pitt
  • Feb. 6 at Miami (Fla.)
  • Feb. 9-10 vs. #21 Florida State
  • Feb. 13 vs. Louisville
  • Feb. 16-17 at #19 North Carolina
  • Feb. 20 at #21 Florida State
  • Feb. 23-24 vs. Georgia Tech
  • Feb. 27 vs. Wake Forest
  • March 5-6 at NC State

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