Dec 31, 2012; El Paso, TX, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive end Euclid Cummings (99) celebrates with teammates after defeating the USC Trojans 21-7 in the 79th annual Sun Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Tech Picked Fourth In Coastal Division Of ACC Media Poll


According to the ACC Sports Journal, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackats are predicted to have a mediocre 2013, with a fourth place finish predicted in the Coastal Division.

Clemson and Miami are getting most of the hype at the moment as both schools are expected to win the Atlantic and Coastal Divsions respectively. Also, the schools boast Tajh Boyd (QB, Clemson) and Duke Johnson (RB, Miami), who are at the top of the list to bring home the ACC Player of the Year Award.

Although the league’s two best teams are in the Atlantic Division of the ACC, Georgia Tech could be in the middle of the more exciting conference. Miami, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, and the Yellow Jackets each received first place votes while Clemson and Florida State were the only schools to do so in the Atlantic Conference.

Here are the projected standings courtesy of the ACC Sports Journal linked above:

ACC Championship Votes
1. Clemson 95
2. Florida State 15
T3. Georgia Tech 3
T3. Miami 3
T3. North Carolina 3
6. Virginia Tech 1

Atlantic Division
1. Clemson (102) 815
2. Florida State (18) 731
3. NC State 490
4. Wake Forest 392
5. Maryland 373
6. Syracuse 320
7. Boston College 211

Coastal Division
1. Miami (65) 736
2. Virginia Tech (27) 654
3. North Carolina (22) 649
4. Georgia Tech (6) 522
5. Pitt 313
6. Virginia 230
7. Duke 228

ACC Player of the Year
1. Tajh Boyd, Clemson 105
2. Duke Johnson, Miami 4
T3. Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech 3
T3. Sammy Watkins, Clemson 3
5. Bryn Renner, North Carolina 2
T6. Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech 1
T6. Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State 1
T6. Stephen Morris, Miami 1

Just because Georgia Tech was predicted to finish fourth by the media (they we get it right about as often as everyone else out there) doesn’t mean there aren’t things to be excited about as a Jackets fan. There’s Pitt and to a lesser extent, Syracuse in the conference, the Coastal Division should be really close until the final week, and if all else fails, Tech fans will be able to watch the UNC football team in action on their own field. It’s really a win-win no matter what.

 

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