The 2023-24 women’s college basketball season is just seven weeks away. Expectations are high for Virginia Tech and why not? They are coming off of an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship and a memorable trip to the Final Four, before losing in the semifinals to LSU, 79-72, and the Tigers went on to beat Iowa to win the title.
ESPN Women’s Hoops released their preseason bracketology and they still think the Hokies are going to be a title contender this upcoming season.
Virginia Tech preseason bracketology has the Hokies as a high-seed
The first of what is going to be many bracketology to be released by ESPN has the Hokies as a No. 2 seed, not too far from the one-line. Ironically, they are in the same bracket with LSU and they even have the Tigers as the No. 1 seed.
The other preseason No. 1 seeds are the University of Connecticut, Ohio State, and UCLA. The other No. 2 seeds are South Carolina, Iowa and Utah. Those are some of the best programs in the country on a year-in and year-out basis and this season should be no different. It should be a reminder to Tech that despite what happened last season, this is a new season and anything is possible.
Virginia Tech recently released their full non-conference schedule for this season and they have both LSU and Iowa on the schedule. After opening the season with High Point at home on Nov. 6, they will head to Charlotte, North Carolina to play Iowa on Nov. 9. On Nov. 30, the Hokies will travel to Baton Rogue, Louisiana to face the Tigers as part of the ACC/SEC challenge.
Other non-conference games for Virginia Tech include Houston Christian, UNC Greensboro, Kansas, Tulane, Long Island University, Radford, Rutgers, and William & Mary. Earlier this month, the Hokies got some good news when center Carla Silva committed to come to Blacksburg and is a huge win for the future.