While the Virginia Tech Football world has been back and forth on the future of the program this week, Mike Young and the Hokies Basketball team are continuing to ride high following a third straight ACC victory. Tech is now 13-4 overall and 4-2 in the ACC, giving them sole ownership of 4th place, just one game behind the leaders.
The Hokies now return home to Cassell Coliseum for a pair of games against Syracuse and UNC. But before we get to Saturday, we have the latest SB Nation FanPulse survey results. This vote covers the Syracuse road win and the victory at home against NC State. So let’s find out if there was any doubt in Mike Young’s team or if everyone is believing.
Week 8 - Everyone is back on board
Virginia Tech had a terrific second half turnaround to defeat Syracuse on the road before topping NC State at home the following weekend. The results moved the Hokies to 12-4 when this weeks poll went out and sit solidly in the top half of the ACC. Thus, it’s no surprise that voters respond accordingly.
Picked to finish next to last in the ACC at the start of the year, Virginia Tech has been the surprise team in the conference so far. Landers Nolley has been as advertised, while Tyrece Radford is quickly establishing himself as reliable freshman talent. Hokie voters hit the 100% confidence mark for the fourth time this year with 90.9% being the lowest mark all season.
Now turning our attention to upcoming opponents we see not everyone is as happy with their team as Virginia Tech fans are. Syracuse started the season with 100% confidence from voters, but has now dipped to 50% or lower for three straight polls. UNC was at 100% until after the holiday break which saw a series of losses and fan confidence drop to 27%. The Tar Heels voters bumped them back up to 45% this week, but clearly things are not going as expected in Chapel Hill.
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As always, the more people we have voting the more accurate the picture is. You’ll get an email reminder on Mondays and the voting itself only takes just about a minute to complete (usually just 2-3 questions). So SIGN UP HERE and join us on SB Nation FanPulse.
How high up in the ACC final standings do you think this group will finish?