In the latest version released on Tuesday by Charlie Creme, the Hokies moved up to a 4-line and a top-16 seed. Of course, there is a long way to go in the 2023-24 season, but the opportunities are there for Virginia Tech to make up another line or two and the first chance for a statement win comes Sunday in Blacksburg.
Coming off a 50-point win over Pittsburgh on New Year’s Eve in their ACC opener, the Hokies will travel to Wake Forest Thursday night before hosting No. 3 North Carolina State this upcoming Sunday at Cassell Coliseum.
Virginia Tech looks for key ACC wins
The Hokies are one of nine teams currently in the tournament according to Creen. Miami, NC State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, North Carolina, Duke, Florida State, and Louisville are the other ACC teams with Virginia Tech in his field. As you can see, the opportunity is going to be there this season for Brooks and his team to collect some key wins to help them move up and hopefully host on the first weekend of the tournament like they did last season.
What is also going to help the Hokies is that their two losses against Iowa and LSU are seeded higher than them in the bracketology. The ACC leads the way with nine teams in the latest projection with the Pac-12, SEC, and Big Ten right behind them with eight teams.
First and foremost, Wake Forest is up on the schedule for Virginia Tech, then comes the chance to extend their current nine-game winning streak at home against a Wolfpack team that has caught a lot of people by surprise the way they have begun the season.