Georgia Tech debuted, if that’s the right phrase, at No. 14 in CNNSI’s post-spring football poll, http://tinyurl.com/d77be7
Writer Andy Staples says defensive tackle T.J. Barnes was the star of the spring. I would argue that it was A-back Marcus Wright, but you can read more about that in Sunday’s paper.
Other notables in the poll: No. 1 Florida, Virginia Tech at No. 5 (which shocks me. I have some familiarity with the team from my days in Virginia. Always a good team, but never struck me as one that can put it all together). Alabama at No. 10, Georgia at No. 15 (Staples makes comparisons to the Shockley year), and FSU at No. 22.
My purely unscientific, haphazard, no guarantee, poll rankings for the ACC after the spring practices:
Atlantic (this division is a mess this year, in my opinion. Wouldn’t be surprised to see this finish totally backward from what is written here)
1. Florida State
3. N.C. State
4. Boston College
5. Wake Forest