WOAY – Both West Virginia and Virginia Tech were named in the top 25 of the Preseason Coaches poll, and the same can be said for the corresponding Associated Press poll.
The Hokies are ranked #21 while the Mountaineers are one spot behind at #22. WVU was ranked #20 in the Coaches poll while Virginia Tech was #22.
That means a pair of ranked teams have an opportunity to move up the rankings after Week 1, depending on the result of their September 3rd meeting at FedEx Field, which will be aired on WOAY.
WVU is the fourth-highest ranked Big 12 team after Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Kansas State. Virginia Tech is the fifth-highest ranked ACC team, after Florida State, Clemson, Louisville and Miami.