• Georgia Tech Gets Sporting News Poll Love

    The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets appear in the Sporting News Top 25 poll, checking in at number 21.

    Here's TSN's Georgia Tech analysis:

    If the passing game develops with the newbies and the defense improves for third-year coordinator Al Groh, the Yellow Jackets could definitely push Virginia Tech in the Coastal Division. The schedule is a bit odd, with ACC contests in three of the first four games. If nothing else, the Yellow Jackets will know pretty quickly where they stand.

    Coach Paul Johnson is encouraged by the improvement of individual players, including quarterback Tevin Washington. Right guard Omoregie Uzzi is likely to be an early-round draft selection.


    Arch rival UGA has been ranked high as #5 in preseason polls but is only #14 in this Sporting News poll.
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. gt_yuuup's Avatar
      gt_yuuup -
      I didn't know that aol still existed haha. In all seriousness though, what numbers (if any) will appear next to Georgia Tech's and Virgina Tech's name on the espn broadcast sept 3rd? Im guessing VT-17 and GT-24.
    1. pckl300's Avatar
      pckl300 -
      Quote Originally Posted by gt_yuuup View Post
      I didn't know that aol still existed haha. In all seriousness though, what numbers (if any) will appear next to Georgia Tech's and Virgina Tech's name on the espn broadcast sept 3rd? Im guessing VT-17 and GT-24.
      I think VT will be around 12. We'll be unranked, as usual.
    1. gt_yuuup's Avatar
      gt_yuuup -
      Quote Originally Posted by pckl300 View Post
      I think VT will be around 12. We'll be unranked, as usual.
      That would be fine by me. Everyone knows an unranked GT team is more dangerous than a ranked one. Beat Hokies!
    1. Ramblin Reck's Avatar
      Ramblin Reck -
      We beat the Turks, we'll make a jump up that ladder!

      Sayin... Reck
    1. buzzarmy's Avatar
      buzzarmy -
      Quote Originally Posted by gt_yuuup View Post
      I didn't know that aol still existed haha. In all seriousness though, what numbers (if any) will appear next to Georgia Tech's and Virgina Tech's name on the espn broadcast sept 3rd? Im guessing VT-17 and GT-24.
      I think we will be ranked for no other reason to get better ratings for the game. I also think around 24-25, and when we win only up from there.
    1. NYJacket's Avatar
      NYJacket -
      I love being the underdog.
    1. PatrickinGa's Avatar
      PatrickinGa -
      We need to be the underdog, and we need to be HUNGRY.

      Paying attention to the polls, especially so early in the season can put you in deep trouble. The W/L record and stats will tell much more than any journalist ever could.

      If we want respect - then beat UGA, or win an ACCCG, go to a BCS Bowl game and win that.

      Beating cupcakes will not give us the kind of respect that we want so badly.
    1. Ramblin Reck's Avatar
      Ramblin Reck -
      It's August. Haven't played this one in a while. I need some relief.

      Old men don't cry. Their eyes just water sometimes.



      Sayin... Reck
    1. unajacket's Avatar
      unajacket -
      Just hang on to the damn ball!!
    1. LongforDodd's Avatar
      LongforDodd -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ramblin Reck View Post
      It's August. Haven't played this one in a while. I need some relief.

      Old men don't cry. Their eyes just water sometimes.




      Sayin... Reck
      Boy do I miss Gary Lee, William Bell, and Calvin.