After losing 35-17 at Pittsburgh, the Hokies fell from No. 13 to unranked in both the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls, which were released Sunday. Virginia Tech had been ranked in 28 consecutive polls prior to this week.
The highest anyone had Virginia Tech in the AP poll was 23rd.
The last time the Hokies weren’t in either poll was Oct. 10, 2010. Tech dropped out in the third week that season after starting 0-2 following losses to Boise State and James Madison. But it worked its way back into the rankings after five straight wins.
Florida State and Clemson are the only two ACC teams ranked in the polls. The Seminoles are No. 4 in both polls. The Tigers are ranked No. 9 by the coaches and No. 10 by the AP. They play in Tallahassee on Saturday night.