Virginia Tech Hokies Jump to No.16 in AP and Coaches Polls

BLACKSBURG, VA - SEPTEMBER 9: Defensive end Trevon Hill
BLACKSBURG, VA - SEPTEMBER 9: Defensive end Trevon Hill /

The Virginia Tech Hokies are knocking on the door of the top 15  after another win on Saturday.

After defeating the Delaware Blue Hens, 27-0 on Saturday afternoon, the Virginia Tech moved up to No.16 in the AP Top 25 Poll and the Coaches Poll. The Hokies jumped up two spots in both polls, and are now the 4th highest ranked team in the ACC.

The other four ACC teams ranked in the AP Top 25 include (No.3) Clemson, (No.11) Florida State, (No.14) Louisville, and (No.17) Miami. Due to game cancellations in Florida, the Hokies move ahead of Miami for the first time this season.

With a record of 2-0, the No.16 Hokies trail behind Auburn, Louisville, Georgia, LSU, and Florida State in the chase for the top 10.

Week two was filled with ranked matchups that, while great for football fans, created a lot of movement within the polls.

Teams Just Ahead of the Hokies

No.15 Auburn lost by eight points to Clemson, the defending National Champions. This resulted in Auburn dropping 2 spots in the AP poll, just one ahead of the Hokies.

Fellow ACC member Florida State is No.11 in the AP poll after a canceled game against UL Monroe. The Seminoles have a bye before taking on NC State.

No. 15 Georgia defeated Notre Dame 20-19, knocking Notre Dame out of the rankings. Georgia moved up two spots to No. 13.

No.14 Louisville got the win over North Carolina, 47-35, and No.12 LSU beating Chattanooga, 45-10.

Looking ahead, Hokie fans hope their team can continue to be undefeated, and having that 2-0 record at the start of the 2017 season is essential in keeping up with these teams.

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According to ESPN’s match predictor, the Virginia Tech Hokies are heavily favored in their next matchup against the East Carolina Pirates, with a 90.6 percent chance to advance their record to 3-0 next weekend.