Virginia Tech women's basketball makes a massive jump in power rankings

In the latest ESPN women's basketball power rankings, the Hokies made a huge jump after two wins last week.
Virginia Tech v NC State
Virginia Tech v NC State / Lance King/GettyImages

One women’s college basketball team in the country that is on a roll right now is Virginia Tech. Head coach Kenny Brooks has his team on a seven-game winning streak with the latest win being a 74-63 decision over Boston College on Sunday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum. 

As it usually is, the ACC is having another strong season with a number of teams ranked and nine teams in the latest ESPN NCAA Tournament bracketology. The SEC also has nine teams projected to be in the March field as well.

Monday, ESPN released their latest power rankings and out of all the teams ranked in their Top 16, Virginia Tech made the biggest jump to No. 6 following wins over North Carolina State and the Eagles. The Wolfpack dropped four spots and are now sitting at No. 7, right behind the Hokies.

Here is what Michael Voepel wrote about Brooks’ team.

The Hokies take the biggest jump in the Power Rankings this week, up eight spots after winning at NC State and against Boston College. Virginia Tech has now won seven in a row and leads the topsy-turvy ACC at 11-2. Elizabeth Kitley (49 points, 28 rebounds) and Georgia Amoore (38 points, 14 assists) had another big week.

There are only five ACC games remaining before the ACC Tournament begins next month and the two games this week on tap for Virginia Tech are big ones. Thursday night, they host Duke, which handed the Hokies one of their two conference losses, 63-46, last month. On Sunday, Virginia Tech will travel to Louisville to play the Cardinals for their only regular-season meeting. Louisville lost Sunday at Syracuse, 73-72, on a strange call at the end of regulation.

Virginia Tech can put themselves in a nice position on top of the ACC standings with a good week against the Blue Devils and Cardinals.