4:04 pm October 2, 2011, by Ken Sugiura
One day after improving to 5-0 for the first time since 1990, Georgia Tech jumped eight spots in both polls to No. 13. It’s the highest the Yellow Jackets have been since finishing the 2009 season in the same spot.
After beating N.C. State 45-35 Saturday in Raleigh, Tech benefited from eight higher-ranked teams losing. Tech’s ascent has been swift. The Jackets didn’t receive any votes in the preseason Associated Press poll and only one vote, for 25th, in the USA Today coaches poll.
They cracked the top 25 in the Sept. 18 poll after defeating Kansas 66-24 to improve to 3-0 and moved to No. 21 last Sunday after beating North Carolina Sept. 24.
The inside scoop on Georgia Tech sports from beat writer Ken Sugiura
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