Virginia Tech women's basketball continues to rise in latest bracketology

The Hokies continue to rise in the latest ESPN bracketology.
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With just five games remaining in the ACC regular season, the Virginia Tech women's basketball team is still on top of the standings with an 11-2 conference record. The Hokies are hoping to finish in the top four to receive a double bye in the upcoming ACC Tournament next month in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Over the last couple of weeks, the Hokies have been sitting on the four-line in Charlie Creme's bracketology at ESPN, but two wins last week, one of them on the road at then-No. 3 North Carolina State to complete a regular season sweep of the Wolfpack, has moved Virginia Tech up in his latest bracketology.

Virginia Tech moves up one line in ESPN's latest bracketology

After spending the last couple of weeks on the four-line, Tuesday, Creme moved Kenny Brooks' team up to the three-line and it strengthens the chances that the Hokies get to host a first and second-round weekend in Blacksburg like they did last March on their way to the Final Four in Dallas.

In Creme's latest release, he has Chattanooga as the 14th seed playing Virginia Tech in the first round, followed by the winner playing either Creighton or Tennessee. Of course, this will likely not end up being the final verdict as there is still a lot of basketball left ot be played in the regular season and conference tournaments, but this could be a sign of what might be down the road for the talented Hokies.

According to Creme, the ACC is tied with the SEC with nine teams projected to be in the field next month. Other ACC team Creme has in the field are NC State, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Miami, Duke, Louisville, Syracuse and Florida State.

All of the teams mentioned above along with Virginia Tech from the ACC deserve to be in the field, which shows just how deep the conference is once again.