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Phil Steele Ranks Virginia Tech No. 13 in Preseason Magazine

Pat Forde has leaked Phil Steele's Preseason Top 25 via his Twitter account:

1. Oklahoma
2. Ohio State
3. Alabama
4. TCU
5. Nebraska
6. Boise State
7. Florida
8. USC
9. Miami
10. Oregon
11. Texas
12. North Carolina
13. Virginia Tech
14. Iowa
15. Auburn
16. Notre Dame
17. Arkansas
18. Penn State
19. Georgia
20. Florida State
21. South Carolina
22. West Virginia
23. Wisconsin
24. Houston
25. Arizona

I hate preseason rankings, but at least they give us something to talk about during the seemingly never-ending offseason, so let's talk about them. Is No. 13 too low a ranking for the Hokies? Not by a long shot. College football is wide open this year so anything from 5-15 is fair game to me as far as preseason rankings for Tech. Plus, Tech has a lot of questions on defense. I am a little surprised by how high Miami and North Carolina are ranked and that Georgia Tech is left out. Steele goes out on several ledges with his Top 25, but putting Tech at No. 13 isn't one of them.