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College Football Rankings: Virginia Tech Moves Up To Number Three In The Country In USA Today Poll

After crushing cross-state rival Virginia on Saturday afternoon, the Virginia Tech Hokies clinched the ACC's Coastal Division and a spot in this week's ACC Championship game against Clemson. With LSU blowing out Arkansas on Friday afternoon of the holiday weekend, the Hokies were also likely to move up a spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll. And that's exactly what transpired when the Week 14 Poll was released on Sunday. The Hokies are now only ranked behind LSU and Alabama - with those two SEC West schools prohibitive favorites to rematch in a National Championship game.

After a brief one week appearance, the Cavaliers fell out of the poll after the blowout loss to the Hokies. Georgia Tech joined the 'Hoos as the second team to tumble from the poll after losing to a state rival. Clemson remains, which held on and slipped to the 21st spot after losing to rival South Carolina. Florida State re-entered the poll at number 24 based on their win over the Florida Gators at the swamp.

The complete USA Today Coaches Poll below:

1 LSU
2 Alabama
3 Virginia Tech
4 Stanford
5 Oklahoma State
6 Houston
7 Oregon
8 Boise State
9 Michigan State
10 Arkansas
11 Oklahoma
12 Wisconsin
13 South Carolina
14 Georgia
15 Kansas State
16 Michigan
17 TCU
18 Baylor
19 Nebraska
20 West Virginia
21 Clemson
22 Penn State
23 Southern Miss
24 Florida State
25 Cincinnati