College Football Rankings: Virginia Tech as High as No. 4 in Week 13 Polls

BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA - NOVEMBER 17: A member of the Virginia Tech Hokies dance team dances on the field against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Lane Stadium on November 17, 2011 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)

After a weekend of chaos in college football, Virginia Tech finds itself at No. 4 in one of the two polls that is factored into the BCS rankings. The Hokies come in at No. 4 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 6 in the Associated Press Poll.

The coaches poll represents one-third of the BCS rankings, along with the Harris Interactive Poll and composite computer rankings, which will be released later today. This week's BCS rankings will be released at 8:15 p.m. EST on ESPN.

In the coaches poll, Tech comes in behind three teams from the SEC West: No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Arkansas. The Tigers and Razorbacks will meet at 2:30 p.m. EST Friday in Baton Rouge on CBS. Alabama travels to Auburn at 3:30 p.m. Saturday on CBS.

Virginia Tech will travel to Charlottesville to face Virginia at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The game will be available to the entire country, either on ABC or ESPN2. The coverage map for the game will likely be released Wednesday. The winner of that game will face Clemson in the ACC Championship Game Dec. 3 in Charlotte.

With its loss to NC State, Clemson dropped to No. 17 in the coaches poll and No. 18 in the writers poll. Virginia moved into the rankings thanks to its win over Florida State, coming in at No. 25 in the coaches poll and No. 24 in the writers poll. Georgia Tech is No. 25 in the writers poll.

This post will be updated as other polls and rankings are released.

UPDATE 4:00 PM EST 11/20: Virginia Tech is No. 5 in the Harris Interactive Poll (PDF), behind LSU, Alabama, Arkansas and Stanford. With .8420 points from the coaches poll and .8007 from the Harris, Virginia Tech is fifth in the BCS if you only factor in the two polls. They are .0052 points behind Stanford for fourth with two of three BCS components factored in. The third component of the BCS, the composite computer rankings, will be announced along with the BCS rankings at 8:15 p.m. EST on ESPN.

UPDATE 9:00 PM EST 11/20: Virginia Tech is No. 5 in the new BCS rankings.

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