WOAY – The Amway Coaches poll released its preseason rankings Thursday, with both West Virginia and Virginia Tech in the top 25.
After neither team received votes in the 2016 preseason poll, the Mountaineers will begin 2017 at #20 while the Hokies are ranked #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.
The Associated Press preseason poll will be released later this month.