Tech drops out of both polls

Georgia Tech dropped out of the Associated Press and USA Today college football polls that were released on Sunday. It’s the first time the Yellow Jackets are unranked since last year’s loss to Miami in Week 3. Tech bounced back to re-enter at No. 25 the next week, beginning a string of 14 consecutive weeks of being ranked.

Tech (1-1), the defending ACC champ, was defeated by Kansas 28-25 on Saturday. The Jackets were No. 15 in the AP poll and No. 17 in the USA Today poll.

The ACC got worse news: The league had five teams in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll that came out in August: Virginia Tech, Miami, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Florida State. In the newest poll, just one is left: No. 17 Miami. The Hurricanes are also 17th in the USA Today poll.

You can read more about the ACC’s woes here.

128 comments Add your comment

misterwax

September 12th, 2010
3:56 pm

not surprising…. need to start over and work their way back…first!

bugsquacher

September 12th, 2010
4:01 pm

finally the stars have aligned…… tech is right where they should be….. no where to be found…….30-24

ha

September 12th, 2010
4:06 pm

north dakota > kansas….kansas> georgia tech….so north dakota>georgia tech…. broke it down so u techies can understand it

misterwax

September 12th, 2010
4:06 pm

too many dropped passes and missed third down conversions…Oh well.

McPants

September 12th, 2010
4:22 pm

lovin these fleabag fans who say ND State > Tech. Not sure they fully understand their own logic. If that’s true, that means ND State > ugag after we beat them in November

THWG

Tommy

September 12th, 2010
4:25 pm

We don’t deserve to be ranked, but that is to far to drop on one loss.

2HLLWGA

September 12th, 2010
4:26 pm

At least it was out of conference…

Looks like Kansas practiced all summer to play Tech and forgot about ND State…

Old School

September 12th, 2010
4:35 pm

Doug- got a question retarding your story on the debacle in Lawrence. Toward the end of your game story, you state:

“Saying they were surprised by the Jayhawks’ use of the no-huddle, the Jackets gave up touchdowns on back-to-back drives in the first half.”

Questions: Why were they surprised that Kansas used a no-huddle. They used it a number of times in the loss to North Dakota State last week. Did they not see tape of the game? Did the Tech defensive coaches not see it and alert the players accordingly?

You see, I was channel surfing last week and happened to see “The Turner Gill Show” coming up on Sports South. I decided to watch the 30-minute show in which they obviously ran highlights– what few there were in a 6-3 game– and plainly saw Kansas run the no-huddle serveral times in the game, and NOT just in late stages of the halves.

So again, the question begs to be answered: Why were the Jackets surprised? Either they were not coached up before the game or all of the defensive players have extremely poor memories if they were told to be ready for it.

Since you are the Tech beat writer, I would be very curious as to the “Jackets” were who said they were surprised. Did Groh or any of the other defensive coaches (no pun intended in regard to the word “defensive” and Groh)admit that they were surprised. As bad as the defense played, I was still shocked when I saw this thread in your story.

GTfanfrom1951

September 12th, 2010
4:38 pm

When are going to learn to play defense? High School team could have played better D than we did!

spider

September 12th, 2010
4:39 pm

the mountain west is not only better than big east, but now better than the acc

GTfanfrom1951

September 12th, 2010
4:39 pm

Bring back Jon T.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Doug Roberson

September 12th, 2010
4:45 pm

One player said they were surprised, another said they prepared some for it, but the speed of it was something they couldn’t replicate in practice.

The key

September 12th, 2010
5:04 pm

to passing is to get the ball somewhat close to the receiver and in-bounds.
Can JN do that on a consistent basis? Evidently not.

Coleman Rudolph was Right!

September 12th, 2010
5:18 pm

GT is falling back now that Gailey’s recruits are slowly moving out of the program…..CPJ was a bad choice…..Coleman was right!!!! This Triple Offense has to go….GT will never have a good defense because it only faces a set of first teamers running the TO and a scout team made up of players recruited for the TO…..did Georgia Southern ever have a good defense under CPJ? Did Navy ever have a good defense under CPJ?

Jimi Lincoln No. 42 from Pennsylvania

September 12th, 2010
5:36 pm

Tech is horrible!!! There is no way GT repeats as ACC Champions….of course, being ACC Champs is not worth much this season…..it’s a good thing GT does not play the Dukes of James Madison University!!!!

West Coast Two Stars

September 12th, 2010
5:42 pm

Proven fact GT plays with no heart,this non AQ would bury tech with all my rivals.com talent

Tech Man

September 12th, 2010
5:48 pm

It is real hard to believe the muts are ranked higher than the Jackets!! We will learn from this and get better and climb back like we did last year. The kansas game reminded me of the uga game last year; we went in thinking because it is a sucky team it will be a automatic win. It doesn’t work like that!!
CPJ will have his team ready next week!!
Go Jackets!!!

A Big Dog

September 12th, 2010
5:50 pm

Gradulations Tech…..you’ve joined UGA…on the outside looking in….neither team has anything to brag about…..Yikes.

West Coast Two Stars

September 12th, 2010
5:53 pm

this post is hilarious, how many years, game after game has this been said, wow, you need to click your heels three times Dorthy, and wish real hard.LMFAO

Tech Man said
It is real hard to believe the muts are ranked higher than the Jackets!! We will learn from this and get better and climb back like we did last year. The kansas game reminded me of the uga game last year; we went in thinking because it is a sucky team it will be a automatic win. It doesn’t work like that!!
CPJ will have his team ready next week!!
Go Jackets!!!

Dawg squeeze

September 12th, 2010
5:54 pm

The ugag fans should be more worried about that horrible team you have in Athens instead of what Tech is doing. Doesn’t look like you have much to brag about stupid mutts.

Tech Man

September 12th, 2010
5:59 pm

West coast two stars..wow you know how to copy and paste!! It is hard to hear the truth isn’t it?

Things are looking up

September 12th, 2010
6:00 pm

We will be better next week,i mean next year, i mean, next defensive coach, i mean next head coach, i mean ………….. damn ran out of excuses. someone help me out

West Coast Two Stars

September 12th, 2010
6:02 pm

your team and conference is a joke and does not deserve the AQ your conference gets, please pass it to us. we would own you

Tech fan who is a realist

September 12th, 2010
6:09 pm

I said all this would happen six months ago. But the arrogant tech fans said I was negative about the program. I pointed out that the jackets would suffer from the losses of four nfl players. They said we were so deep at every position. I also pointed out how poor the running backs are @ a back and b back. We need to run a more traditional offense, and change formations sometimes! This is the first of five more losses!

Tech Man

September 12th, 2010
6:15 pm

Thing are looking up.. You sound like one of those brainless mutt fans!! Tech was out of the Top 25 last year and we got all the way to number 7 in the polls. Sometimes a lost like this puts humility back into players. Tech had a big head way to long and loosing to a sucky team like kansas will make you a better team. Losing to a sucky teamk like uga last year should have carried into this year but obviously it did not!!

West Coast Two Stars

September 12th, 2010
6:20 pm

Tech man, just stop and face the facts, stop lying to yourself. Dude stop!! it is sad

West Coast Two Stars

September 12th, 2010
6:21 pm

Its like a broken record over here, a train wreck that you cannot look away from, sad but you cant look away

Onimonipea

September 12th, 2010
6:27 pm

If LSU is 12, then UNC w/2 more players having been cleared to play, is most likely a top-20 team.

We need a change

September 12th, 2010
6:29 pm

Tech man you are bringing up last year like we have the exact same roster who won the ACC. Tech is suffering from the arrogance of the coaches more than the players. This will be a humbling year for tech. They will not even qualify for a bowl with this schedule.

Stinger

September 12th, 2010
6:35 pm

The Ole Ball Coach has made shambels of the dawgs again. Coach Superior owns the SEC.

POAJacket

September 12th, 2010
6:43 pm

Wow! Losing to a team that just lost to North Dakota State ranks right up there with one of the most embarrassing losses ever! I knew when tech struggled with So. Car. State last week that this was going to happen. Nesbutt is not accurate with his throws, the defense is nothing like it used to be and there is no heart in this team. I expect CPJ to be gone within two years. He will be back repairing air conditioners long before he thought he would.

We need a change

September 12th, 2010
6:46 pm

When he leaves where will we play the fifty running backs on the roster?

Tech Man

September 12th, 2010
6:46 pm

We need a change..You got to stay positive,even in the bad times.Don’t give up on Tech just because they had a bad game. And for west coast two stars..what the heck are you talking about.Are you alright? Put the twinkies down and try ro get it together!!

West Coast Two Stars

September 12th, 2010
6:47 pm

My Name Is Tech Man- remember when we had Calvin Johnson here, that was a good game

West Coast Two Stars

September 12th, 2010
6:49 pm

Man, When we dropped Hiroshima did they stay positive, dude stop, back away from the keyboard and DO NOT COME BACK. Its painful reading your post.

West Coast Two Stars

September 12th, 2010
6:51 pm

Tech Man for CEO, sorry stock holders, i know we have done a terrible job over the last, ohhhh 19 years but i promise, next year will be better, please make out check to …………..

Tech Man

September 12th, 2010
6:57 pm

West coast 2 stars..Are you a tech fan or a uga fan?

West Coast Two Stars

September 12th, 2010
6:59 pm

West Coast Two Stars

September 12th, 2010
7:00 pm

I just live here, but i am from Boise

Tech Man

September 12th, 2010
7:01 pm

West stupid 2 stars..Thank you for you support for the ceo position.First thing I will do on my new job is to fire you!!!!

Alabama Jack

September 12th, 2010
7:05 pm

Man, readings these blogs shows there is an abundance of horse heads somewhere to match up with these posters.

Tech Man

September 12th, 2010
7:06 pm

WS2S..Why are you on my blog? Get on your broncos blog!!! and keep dreaming!!

West Coast Two Stars

September 12th, 2010
7:07 pm

Tech man i just speak the truth that you cannot, i have an unbiased opinion that is not clouded by pride of my school. But i do know Tech has a proud tradition that is marred every year by mediocrity and is allowed to go on. I live in Georgia and try and take pride in the schools that are here, do you think Dodd would allow this to continue?? I do not, look at Alabama, they demanded more and recieved it. Georgia dogs cannot see past their reverend pastor coach. All the while my school dominates year in year out and gets shafted by the NCAA with a non AQ for my conference, that i wish to take from the ACC after this years showing…….. Thank you,

Tech Man

September 12th, 2010
7:10 pm

West Coast Two Stars …. you are right , we have not done our part in upholding southern football but we are trying out best, just can seem to get the players in here. Paul Johnson will get better with time. My only wish is if the bulldogs would just be really bad then i would not feel as bad about my team. I could hold my head up if the bulldogs just stink in football and stop stealing all my recruits.

Tech Man

September 12th, 2010
7:11 pm

Why is someone from boise submitting comments on the great state of Ga blogs.This is only for Tech and dawgs to argue about!! Get on the broncos blog!!

Tech Man

September 12th, 2010
7:15 pm

Now there is Tech man 1 and 2. What is this world coming to!!

West Coast Two Stars

September 12th, 2010
7:19 pm

because im not a tech or georgia homer and can tell you straight up, your team plays pop warner, correct me if im wrong

West Coast Two Stars

September 12th, 2010
7:19 pm

do you just want to talk to fans of georgia, or tech??

Tech Man

September 12th, 2010
7:20 pm

WC2s..The broncos will never win a national championship (NEVER)!!!!!!!!!! Tech has and also uga has.

Tech Man

September 12th, 2010
7:21 pm

The whole Boise thing is a joke!!!