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Virginia Tech Is Closer to Top 25 Basketball Ranking Than You Think

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If The Hokies Keep The A.C.C. Wins Coming, Who Knows?

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With a 4-1 record in conference play, Virginia Tech is silently turning heads.  Not saying the Hokies are quite ready for prime time just yet, but this stretch of the schedule might very define the Hokies' season.  On Wednesday the Hokies play Notre Dame.  This game is winnable, with the Irish primed for a let down after upsetting Duke.  If the Hokies can some how manage to beat Notre Dame, they have the opportunity to play North Carolina.  I admittedly don't get to vote for AP Top 25, but Tech is quietly building a pretty solid resume.  If the Hokies split this week, beating Notre Dame, losing to U.N.C., the Hokies would still boast a 5-2 A.C.C. mark.  There is tons of basketball to play, but we haven't been in this position for some time!

AP Top 25

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Oklahoma (65) 15-1 1,625
2 North Carolina 16-2 1,515
3 Kansas 15-2 1,499
4 Villanova 16-2 1,403
5 Xavier 16-1 1,321
6 West Virginia 15-2 1,278
7 Maryland 16-2 1,259
8 SMU 17-0 1,179
9 Iowa 14-3 1,167
10 Texas A&M 15-2 994
11 Michigan State 16-3 950
12 Arizona 15-3 801
13 Virginia 13-4 649
13 Baylor 14-3 649
15 Miami (FL) 13-3 645
16 Providence 15-3 609
17 Louisville 14-3 608
18 Butler 13-4 439
19 Iowa State 13-4 411
20 Duke 14-4 375
21 USC 15-3 338
22 Purdue 15-3 322
23 Kentucky 13-4 276
24 South Carolina 16-1 252
25 Indiana 15-3 210
Also Receiving Votes: Pittsburgh 184, Clemson 53, Wichita St 38, Valparaiso 30, Notre Dame 14, Dayton 9, Saint Mary's 8, Gonzaga 5, Utah 3, Hawaii 3, Arkansas-Little Rock 1, Monmouth 1, Navy 1, Oregon 1
Dropped Out: Pittsburgh 20, Gonzaga 25

USA TODAY Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Oklahoma (26) 15-1 763
2 North Carolina (4) 16-2 727
3 Kansas (1) 15-2 700
4 Villanova 16-2 674
5 Maryland 16-2 629
6 Xavier 16-1 616
7 West Virginia 15-2 585
8 Texas A&M 15-2 532
9 Iowa 14-3 494
10 Michigan State 16-3 461
11 Arizona 15-3 438
12 Duke 14-4 360
13 Virginia 13-4 340
14 Miami (FL) 13-3 319
15 Baylor 14-3 306
16 Louisville 14-3 288
17 Providence 15-3 269
18 South Carolina 16-1 231
19 Kentucky 13-4 206
20 Pittsburgh 15-2 179
21 Iowa State 13-4 173
22 Purdue 15-3 167
23 Indiana 15-3 162
24 Butler 13-4 156
25 USC 15-3 103
Also Receiving Votes: Gonzaga 35, Clemson 29, Dayton 29, Oregon 20, Valparaiso 16, Wichita St 16, Connecticut 12, Saint Mary's 10, Michigan 6, Washington 5, Arkansas-Little Rock 5, California 5, LSU 3, Monmouth 3, Seton Hall 2, UAB 1
Dropped Out: Gonzaga 21