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
1. Georgia Tech
2. Virginia Tech
3. North Carolina
35 athletes will graduate this year, according to a tweet from GT’s talented and always helpful Sports Information Department…four women’s tennis players will compete in the NCAA’s individual tournament, including defending champion Amanda McDowell (more on her season in next week’s paper)…the women’s basketball team is about embark on an 11-day trip to Tunisia and Paris (great city, but its subway system seems like it was drawn by a child with a box of crayons)…and a few football players are at rookie camps this weekend (hopefully more on that next week).
So, what are you post-spring football predictions for the ACC? Oh, and anyone watch Lost last night? Send me your theories about that, as well.