Following a 3-0 start to the season and a big win on its resume, the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team finds itself ranked No. 16 in the country, according the AP Top 25 poll, which was announced on Monday. Tech enters the poll for the first time in two years, finishing No. 16 in the final poll after its Sweet 16 run in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The highest the Hokies climbed during that historic season was No. 9 in the month of January. Tech opened with a 77-62 win over Radford in Blacksburg, then upset third ranked Villanova in Uncasville, Connecticut on Saturday night, 81-73 in overtime. Tech then beat South Florida in Uncasville on Sunday, 76-58. (TOP LEFT) Tech coach Mike Young (left) chats with Radford coach Mike Jones as both are masked up prior to last week’s game. Cartier Diarra of Tech (2) goes to the bucket and Wabissa Bebe (3) of the Hokies shoots over Radford’s Fah’mir Alie. The Hokies will be back in action on Thursday at home, taking on VMI (1-1) at 8 p.m. on the ACC Network.