Virginia Tech football surprisingly falls in national CFB writers post-spring Top 25

Brad Crawford of 247Sports released his post-spring Top 25 rankings and Virginia Tech dropped one spot.
Military Bowl presented by - Virginia Tech v Tulane
Military Bowl presented by - Virginia Tech v Tulane / G Fiume/GettyImages

This past weekend marked the end of the spring practices for college football teams and the long wait until mid-summer when Virginia Tech will gather for fall camp begins. The Hokies Spring Game, which was played on April 13, was a good one for nearly everyone and some players took advantage of it to make a case for playing time in 2024.

Now that the spring practice season is all but in the books, Brad Crawford of 247Sports released his updated Top 25 rankings for the fall and while Virginia Tech was still ranked, they took a step back in his latest edition.

Virginia Tech drops one spot in Brad Crawford’s Top 25 poll

Virginia Tech, which was No. 23 back in February, dropped one more spot in his latest poll down to No. 24. It’s a little surprising to see them fall rather than stand pat or nudge up. Of course, Crawford factored in the transfer portal, which has one week remaining until April 30, and there have been and will be roster shake-ups to come. 

Virginia Tech is one school that has not seen many players enter the spring transfer portal, although there is still a week remaining. In the Hokies Spring Game, quarterback Kyron Drones looked like he would pick up where he left off in the 2023 season after an impressive performance in a win over Tulane in the Military Bowl. His ability to move around in the pocket put his head down, and run with it, and his strong arm is going to make him difficult to defend with an offense that has had a ton of retainment.

Defensively, the Hokies looked good, albeit for a Spring Game, but like the offense, they have had some retainment on that side of the ball as well. They have also added some transfer portal pieces in Aeneas Peebles from Duke and Kelvin Gilliam from Oklahoma along the offensive line and linebacker Sam Brumfield from Middle Tennessee State.

When the pools for the 2024 come out over the summer, it would be surprising to not see Virginia Tech in them as they are certainly a Top 25 team the way they are currently constructed and should spend the season there unless some strange happens. The fall can’t get here quickly enough.