The Associated Press released their week six NCAA College Football Poll this Sunday, and although Virginia Tech was idle this weekend they have managed to penetrate the top 25 for the first time since their stunning upset of eventual National Championship winners, Ohio State, in 2014.
With 85 points the Fighting Gobblers currently sit at No. 25. The Utah Utes barely beat VPI out for the No. 24 spot, with 86 points. In addition to the Hokies five other ACC teams are represented in the AP. Clemson, coming off their thrilling victory over Louisville are ranked No. 3. The Cardinals didn’t fall far, and remain in the top ten at No. 7. The Miami Hurricanes have continued their trek up the poll and now sit at No. 10. The Tar Heels vaulted up to No. 17 after their defeat of now No. 23 Florida State. Both the ACC and SEC are tied with three teams making a showing in the top ten of the Associate Press College Football Poll. Both the ACC and SEC have six total teams in the AP poll.
The last time the Hokies were voted into the top 25 of the AP was during the week three 2014 rankings when VT was ranked No. 17 after defeating the then No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes. The Hokies would then drop their next two games to ECU and Georgia Tech, while the Buckeyes went undefeated on their path to winning the NCAA CFB National Championship.
The Hokies are not represented in the Top 25 of the Coaches Poll, but sit in sixth place of the other teams receiving votes with 50 points.
Virginia Tech has a significant test ahead of them next week when they travel to Chapel Hill to take on their Coastal division rivals, the No. 17 North Carolina Tar Heels.