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Virginia Tech is set to open the season this upcoming Saturday against N.C. State but despite the fact that the Hokies still haven't played a game, it hasn't hurt them in the rankings.
The Hokies remained 20th in this week's AP Poll which does not include the Big 10 (they will be added in next week to our understanding). Meanwhile, the Hokies dropped from 19th to 24th in the Coaches Poll as Big 10 teams returned to those rankings this week.
Virginia Tech is among 7 ACC teams in the AP top 25 with the Miami Hurricanes being the big risers jumping up to #12 after their win over Louisville. Additionally, Clemson remains #1 while Notre Dame is ranked 7th, North Carolina is ranked 11th, Pittsburgh is 21st, and Louisville held on at #24.
Meanwhile, the Hokies were among 5 teams still ranked in the Coaches Poll along with #1 Clemson, #7 Notre Dame, #12 North Carolina, and #14 Miami. Virginia, Boston College, N.C. State, and Georgia Tech all received votes in at least one of the polls, but were not ranked in the top 25 in either.
The fact that Tech stayed in the Coaches Poll should be a good sign that the Hokies can remain in the AP top 25 if they can take care of business against N.C. State. Additionally, the ACC is setting up for a potential major doubleheader on October 10th with Virginia Tech-North Carolina and Clemson-Miami both having top 20 matchup potential.