Virginia Tech women's basketball cracks AP Top 10 after wins over Duke & Louisville

The Hokies jump four spots after wins over the Blue Devils and Cardinals.
Virginia Tech v Louisville
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To say that the Virginia Tech women's basketball team is playing the best basketball of any team in the country right now would be an understatement. Over the last month, the Hokies have won nine games in a row and are coming off maybe their most dominant effort of the season Sunday on the road at Louisville.

Virginia Tech took a double-digit lead in the second quarter against the then-No. 18 Cardinals and kept that double-digit lead for the rest of the game to pull away for an 86-70 win. Every time Louisville made a run, the Hokies had an answer and entered their bye week on a high note.

Monday, the Associated Press Top 25 Poll was released and the Hokies made a jump in the poll after a pair of wins over two teams that are going to be in the NCAA Tournament next month.

Virginia Tech jumps up to No. 8

Monday, the Hokies jumped up four spots in the latest Top 25 poll to No. 8 after two wins.

The win over Duke was not easy as for the second time this season, the Blue Devils made the Hokies work as hard as any team has this season, but Georgia Amoore hit a 3-pointer with 19.7 seconds left in the game and sealed the 61-56 victory with two free throws to allow the Hokies to get revenge for a loss earlier this season in Durham.

The other ACC teams ranked in the latest Top 25 are North Carolina State at No. 6, Syracuse is No. 17, Notre Dame is 19th and Louisville is No. 20.

In the latest ESPN Power Rankings on Monday, Virginia Tech held steady at No. 6, one spot ahead of the Wolfpack, whom they have beaten twice in the regular season and hold the key tiebreaker when it comes to seeding in the ACC Tournament if needed.