College Football Rankings: Virginia Tech Climbs in Both Polls

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 10: The HokieBird, mascot of the Virginia Tech Hokies, celebrates after a touchdown against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium on November 10, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Virginia Tech moved up one spot in the Associated Press Poll and two spots in the USA Today Coaches Poll for Week 12. The Hokies came in at No. 9 in the AP, moving ahead of Boise State, and No. 7 in the coaches poll, moving ahead of both Boise State and Stanford.

Their No. 7 ranking in the coaches poll is their highest since they came in at No. 4 in October 2009.

The coaches poll, which represents one-third of the BCS Rankings, scheduling to be released at 8:15 EST Sunday, still inexplicably has the Hokies in front of Clemson, despite the teams having the same record and the Tigers claiming a 23-3 win on the road in Blacksburg.

In the AP poll, Clemson comes in at No. 8 and Florida State at No. 23. In the coaches, Clemson is No. 8, Florida State No. 22 and Georgia Tech No. 23. The Top 6 is the same in both polls: LSU, Oklahoma State, Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

The Harris Interactive Poll and the computer polls will be released later today, along with the BCS Standings.

UPDATE: The Hokies are No. 9 in the Harris Interactive Poll (PDF), up one from last week. Tech's BCS points from the two polls are .7085 in the coaches and .6779 in the Harris. That's up from .6475 and .6209, respectively, from last week. The computer numbers and BCS standings will be announced at 8:15 EST on ESPN.

UPDATE NO. 2: Virginia Tech comes in at No. 8 in the latest BCS standings, just percentage points ahead of Stanford and right behind Clemson, which has clinched a spot in the ACC Championship Game. The Tigers will face either the Hokies or the Virginia Cavaliers in the Charlotte Dec. 3 for the ACC title.

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