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ATLANTA – After knocking off top-ranked Brigham Young on Monday evening in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech has jumped up to No. 2 in the latest New Balance MCLA Division I Weekly Coaches Poll.
Bolstered by the majority (13) of the first-place votes, the Hokies (11-1) jumped from the fifth-chair to the second.
BYU (13-1) held on to the top spot despite the loss, with the Cougars garnering nine first-place votes.
Concordia-Irvine (11-1) dipped to No. 3 with a pair of top votes, but are just six points behind Virginia Tech.
Liberty (10-2), which lost to BYU on Friday night, drops a spot back to fourth while Florida (13-1) drops down to fifth to make way for the Hokies.
Georgia (5-7) parachutes out of the poll this week to make way for No. 25 Cal Poly (5-7).
Division I New Balance Weekly Coaches Poll – Week 8
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Also receiving votes: Dominican (40), NC State (19), Florida State (12), New Hampshire (12), Georgia (11), Michigan State (11), James Madison (10), Simon Fraser (7), Texas A&M (6), Missouri (3), Texas Christian (2).