Georgia Tech Picked Fourth In Coastal Division Of ACC Media Poll


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

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 Votes1. Clemson 952. Florida State 15T3. Georgia Tech 3T3. Miami 3T3. North Carolina 36. Virginia Tech 1Atlantic Division1. Clemson (102) 8152. Florida State (18) 7313. NC State 4904. Wake Forest 3925. Maryland 3736. Syracuse 3207. Boston College 211Coastal Division1. Miami (65) 7362. Virginia Tech (27) 6543. North Carolina (22) 6494. Georgia Tech (6) 5225. Pitt 3136. Virginia 2307. Duke 228ACC Player of the Year1. Tajh Boyd, Clemson 1052. Duke Johnson, Miami 4T3. Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech 3T3. Sammy Watkins, Clemson 35. Bryn Renner, North Carolina 2T6. Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech 1T6. Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State 1T6. Stephen Morris, Miami 1"

Just because Georgia Tech was predicted to finish fourth by the media (


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.