The Virginia Tech Hokies moved up one spot, to No. 12, in the Week 5 Coaches poll that was released by USA Today on Sunday.
Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams made the Top 25 list.
Virginia Tech improved to 4-0 with a 38-0 win against Old Dominion on Saturday, which was the Hokies’ second shutout in the past three weeks.
“I thought we played with great toughness and emotion,” Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente told reporters. “Our guys were ready to play. I’m pleased about that. It’s indicative of what we’ve been talking about now going into our second year, taking things one step at a time. I’m happy that we found a way to win the game. We got a shutout, defense played well, played well on special teams, found a way to get things going on offense.”
The Hokies have steadily climbed up the rankings this season.
Virginia Tech was ranked 22nd in the preseason coaches poll but moved up four spots, to No. 18, after beating West Virginia in the season opener.
Then the Hokies climbed two more spots, to No. 16, after shutting out Delaware 27-0 in their second game. After beating East Carolina 64-17 in Week 3, Fuente’s bunch jumped up another three spots, to No. 13.
Now Virginia Tech has moved up again in advance of the Hokies’ Atlantic Coast Conference showdown with No. 2 Clemson (4-0) on Saturday.
ESPN’s College GameDay coming for Virginia Tech-Clemson