Saturday, February 19, 2005

Locking up a tourney bid


Which team will really have the committee scratching its head? Georgia Tech could be the team that falls off that cliff. The Yellow Jackets, 14-8 overall and 5-6 in the ACC, have only one win over a team that looks like it's going to the tournament (at home against Wake Forest). This is their schedule the rest of the way: at Florida State, home against Duke, at Miami (Fla.), at Wake Forest, home against Clemson. It could go either way.

This writer thinks GT is overrated:


Georgia Tech was ranked third in the preseason writers' poll. Now, the defending national runner-up is 5-6 in the ACC and 14-8 overall, unranked and on the NCAA tournament bubble. Also, the Yellow Jackets are 2-4 on the road, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and 4-7 against top-100 RPI teams. They are 49th in the RPI, right behind Kent State, Buffalo and Miami.