Oct 5, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver D.J. Coles (18) celebrates with quarterback Logan Thomas (3) and wide receiver Willie Byrn (82) and running back Trey Edmunds (14) after a touchdown catch in the first quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech Back In The AP Top 25

Virginia Tech has been playing great football of late, and their hard work has paid off. Virginia Tech slides back into the top 25 with a ranking of #24 in the country. This is great news for the Hokies as they are finally getting national recognition for their great season so far. Now, it is time to break down why Virginia Tech is back to being ranked.

The first reason is the most obvious. Virginia Tech’s defense has been outstanding this season. Currently, Virginia Tech is number 5 in the country in terms of total defense. They are tied for the lead with 19 sacks, and have forced 16 turnovers. Also, the Hokies rank 8th in passing defense and 15th in rushing defense. Virginia Tech is clearly doing the right things on the defensive side of the ball and are a threat to every offense they face.

The next reason is Logan Thomas. Yes, that’s right Logan Thomas. Thomas has turned around his poor start to the season and has performed very well for the Hokies of late. On the season, Logan Thomas has thrown for 1212 yards to go along with 8 touchdowns and 6 picks. He has used his legs to burn defenses as well, and is becoming a true leader. Thomas has bounced back and is beginning to look like a rock solid quarterback. Hopefully, this is the Logan Thomas that we will see for the rest of the season. If he can continue to play at such a high level, he will be one of the best quarterbacks in the ACC at the end of the season.

While there are many other factors as to why Virginia Tech is back in the top 25, I find these to be the main reasons. The defense has impressed all year, and have shown no signs of slowing down any time soon. Also, Logan Thomas has turned his season around and has led the Virginia Tech offense. He has become a leader and has made everyone on the offense a better player. Virginia Tech will look to prove why they are ranked #24 this weekend when they take on Pitt.

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