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Good on the voters for putting Virginia Tech in both polls. The Hokies have beaten decent opponents, Georgia Tech and North Carolina, in consecutive weeks and might well have a top-three defense in America.
The Logan Thomas era will never be pretty in Blacksburg, but unlike last year's version, this team pulls out wins. Going 5-1 with a misleadingly lopsided loss to No. 1 Alabama isn't far different from being undefeated.
Also, good job by the AP for (finally) recognizing how well Gary Pinkel's Missouri team has been playing.
The Tigers weren't as bad as last year's record indicated, and with them now sitting 5-0 with an SEC road win (over Vandy) under their belt, it's hard to justify thinking poorly of them.
That being said, a lot more will be learned about Mizzou in Georgia next Saturday.
One last interesting note: AP voters are much more sour on Oklahoma State, which took care of business—but barely—at home against Kansas State. How much of that had to do with Baylor's dismantling of West Virginia?
That made the Cowboys' loss look awfully bad by comparison.