Georgia Tech bowl update

Clemson’s victory in the ACC championship makes it a near-certainty that Georgia Tech will go to El Paso, Texas, for the Sun Bowl Dec. 31.

Virginia Tech, the title-game loser, will go to the Chick-fil-A Bowl. The ACC bowl games are contractually obligated to select the team either with the best conference record or a team within one win of that team. The Hokies went 7-1 in the ACC and no other available team fared better than 5-3. That would slot Florida State for the Champs Sports Bowl. The Seminoles, the only other ranked ACC team, would undoubtedly be a popular choice for the Orlando-based game. Georgia Tech has been the stated preference of the Sun Bowl if available.

Tech’s opponent appears to be Utah, which finished 7-5 overall and 4-5 in the conference in its first season in the Pac-12. The Jackets and Utes played previously in the 2005 Emerald Bowl in San Francisco, a 38-10 Tech loss that began its current six-game losing streak in bowl games. Washington is reportedly the preference of the Alamo Bowl, which gets the first pick of Pac-12 teams after the BCS bowls, with Cal being heavily speculated as the next choice for the Holiday Bowl.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

180 comments Add your comment

spider

December 4th, 2011
9:11 am

a lsu – bama bcs title game will be the lowest rated bcs title game on tv ever, i mean really will anyone other than people in louisana or alabama watch this rematch, two of the lowest populated states? i know i wont.

gary

December 4th, 2011
9:17 am

i won;t watch because ok states win makes them the obvious choice. they’ve beaten 6 teams that were ranked at some point. get a playoff ncaa if you want bama to have a chance.

gtme2k

December 4th, 2011
9:20 am

i’m not watching a rematch…
ok state 5 wins over top 25 teams
bama 2 wins over top 25 teams

Mark my word

December 4th, 2011
9:30 am

Tech fans will NOT travel to this bowl game. Sun Bowl will soon discover that they best have a local interest in this game because GT fans don’t.

rocket city jacket

December 4th, 2011
9:30 am

GO JACKETS! Beat the utes. I will definitely watch a BAMA vs LSU title game, which will be much more competitive than the SEC Championship warm up game for LSU.

RambleOn84

December 4th, 2011
9:32 am

Beat the Utes and reverse the trend.

GO JACKETS

RambleOn84

December 4th, 2011
9:33 am

Oklahoma State deserves the shot at LSU. Bama had theirs, and lost.

St Richt

December 4th, 2011
9:36 am

Tech fan here… But who are the idiots on this blog saying they won’t watch Bama vs LSU ? Clearly the 2 best teams in the country. Okie State lost all credibility by losing to hapless Iowa state. The Big 12 may not be as good as the ACC either..

HighTech

December 4th, 2011
9:37 am

Take the time to work on fundamentals and beat whoever the opponent is.

Winning fixes everything.

Go Jackets! Sting ‘em.

St Richt

December 4th, 2011
9:39 am

Who wants to watch another Big 12 team get throttled by an SEC team? Okie state can’t hold LSU’s jock.

HighTech

December 4th, 2011
9:39 am

Rematches are not always low in ratings. I’m thinking Ali/Frazier. You could get the same matchup in a playoff, too, where teams that played each other already meet again.

HighTech

December 4th, 2011
9:41 am

I’m thinking the word “playoff” will not make it through the filter.

HighTech

December 4th, 2011
9:41 am

Must have been something else, then. Weird.

gtme2k

December 4th, 2011
9:42 am

Who is the moron crowning Bama the second best team in the country? They played a cupcake schedule. They had their shot at LSU and lost.

If Ok State jumps Bama no one will ever look back and wonder about the rematch. Why? Because we already know who is the better team.

HighTech

December 4th, 2011
9:42 am

Playoffs would be better than the B C S.

HighTech

December 4th, 2011
9:44 am

gtme2k…I think it is more than one moron. It is the cartel known as the B C S.

drew

December 4th, 2011
9:44 am

WHO CARES!
IT’S A FREAKIN’ EXHIBITION GAME!

gtme2k

December 4th, 2011
9:45 am

Alot of morons like St. Richt thought that OSU and Michigan should have played a rematch in 06. The B10 was supposed to be the best conference in the land. Thankfully, the voters came to their senses and both teams were exposed in bowl games. We would have never known how overrated the B10 was if they simply handed the crystal ball to the conference by having 2 teams from the same conference in the title game.

woodstockgt

December 4th, 2011
9:46 am

The acc as a conference is not very good but it just seems that they have either bad luck or just the wrong things happen. Case in pt, Clemson who has been awful the last few games blows out VT. If VT wins, they go to Orange Bowl with a top 5 ranking. The ACC will be lucky now to have a team finish in the top 15. Nothing against Clemson, but just crazy how it always works out (from a national ranking perspective) against the ACC. It may help to if the ACC can wins more games against other conferences.

gtme2k

December 4th, 2011
9:49 am

Alot of morons like St. Richt thought that OU and Texas should have played a rematch in 08. UF had lost at home to Ole Miss (I believe unranked at that time). The season ended with 2 one loss B12 schools (Texas, OU, TTech). Thankfully the voters came to their senses and didn’t vote for a rematch. How did that turn out? OU got whipped by UF.

btgt69

December 4th, 2011
9:49 am

we beat klempsun thus we are 2011 ACC champs and we should go to the Orange Bowl. At least according to folks who created the BCS mess. Congrats again to uga for a great season

RambleOn84

December 4th, 2011
9:50 am

The Big 12 was better than the SEC this year.

Bobby

December 4th, 2011
9:50 am

Another bowl that most Tech fans won’t be able to go to. Considering how badly GT has played in bowl games over the last 10 years, I wouldn’t object to GT simply staying home. It’s just one more loss for us. Until we can get a defensive coach and a better passing QB, GT is always going to have one or two really good games each year and then lose continually to the dxxx Dawgs, which LSU showed hot to handle last night.

HighTech

December 4th, 2011
9:51 am

gtme2k…Very good point and one that shows why a playoff is needed. It would mean more money for the schools. The only controversy would be some saying one bracket was weaker than the other, but that is preferable to the voters crowning a conference with weak scheduling as superior to others.

gtme2k

December 4th, 2011
9:51 am

Alot of morons like St. Richt cannot count. Lets count ‘em.
Ok State 5 wins over top 25 teams.
Bama 2 wins over top 25 teams.

Ok State 7 wins over teams with winning records.
Bama 3 wins of teams with winning records.

Bama’s best win was their loss.

drew

December 4th, 2011
9:53 am

I may watch the national championship game, because it actually means something. All the other bowl games are just glorified exhibition games. I won’t be watching a single minute of them. I wonder what would happen if NOBODY watched these meaningless games? Would advertisers continue to throw all that money at games nobody’s watching? Could it lead to a playoff?

Call me when this BCS bullsh1t has run it’s course…

gtme2k

December 4th, 2011
9:56 am

HighTech.. you are right.. the idea of a intra-conference title game rematch just burns me up… as if its been decided that one conference is soo much better than all other conferences and should just be given the crystal ball… if this is the case, why play out of conference bowl games at all?

Alabama Jack

December 4th, 2011
9:56 am

Hell, the only reason LSU beat the dawgs was because Tech softened them up.

HighTech

December 4th, 2011
9:56 am

Bobby…wow. Such negativity and pessimism. Why do you watch if it’s always the same and it’s always bad? I would think a better example than LSU would be Boise St. at the beginning of the season or TCU, if that is the Bulldogs bowl opponent. Both have smaller players and few, if any, 4 and 5 star recruits.

Paul Hewitt

December 4th, 2011
9:59 am

Miss me yet?

SansWorld

December 4th, 2011
10:02 am

Glad we are bowling. Hope CPJ uses the extra practices to the best effect. Wonder if Days and Washington share snaps. I would like to see how Days does in somewhat meaning full game situations.

I really admire Washington, he is obviously a good kid and dedicated team player. But the team can not be successful against teams like UGA if our QB makes awful passes like he did in our losses. I wonder how he would work as A back.

BBQ MAN

December 4th, 2011
10:03 am

bama is obviously the choice to play lsu. period!

HighTech

December 4th, 2011
10:03 am

gtme2k…good question. And drew made the point they are only exhibition games at that. I’m afraid a boycott will not work. Too many football fans are like me and will watch any college football game at all. I’m even looking forward to the Army/Navy game this weekend. For some, like myself, basketball and baseball are for filling the void until college football starts again. Even then, recruiting and spring games are more interesting. Sad but true.

BCS = crack dealers

LSU

December 4th, 2011
10:04 am

BAMA already had their shot.

LSU has to go 2-0 vs. Bama to win the NC. Bama only has to go 1-1 vs. LSU to win the NC.

BAMA already had their shot. AT HOME.

Bama didn’t win their conference. Hell, didn’t win their DIVISION.

BAMA already had their shot.

Okie St lost to Iowa St. after their athletic program was devastated by a plane crash.

Oh yeah, BAMA already had their shot.

go42

December 4th, 2011
10:05 am

The Sun will be a good trip for the team and the game will be over in time to party!!! Probably not many fans will make the trip though. As far as the MNC goes, just give it to LSU and let Ala and OSU play for second place. I’d a whole lot rather see that game.

HighTech

December 4th, 2011
10:05 am

LSU…fairness is not a part of the BCS. Neither is competitiveness. Money is all that matters.

HighTech

December 4th, 2011
10:07 am

Out in the west Texas town of El Paso, the Sun Bowl is calling so I’ll go watch Tech play…

No

December 4th, 2011
10:10 am

We definitely don’t miss you, Paul. Now the team plays with real effort and purpose. And they can inbound the ball. A 4-4 record with no home games isn’t so bad for a new coach and system. All away and neutral site games because isn’t doesn’t matter how any Ugag fans want to spin it – none of the games are home games this year. Consider how other teams might handle the same situation.

bruce mac

December 4th, 2011
10:10 am

It will be Bama and if you don’t watch who cares? No way Oklahoma State can play with LSU. Only Bama can hang and they will be favored or it will be a push. Bama is bad to the bone. That is the point, not all of this backwood trailer park logic.

RambleOn84

December 4th, 2011
10:14 am

Did you ever hear the one about the Bama fan calling others “backwood trailer park?”

St Richt

December 4th, 2011
10:14 am

Gtme2k- Arkansas would beat okie state and bama worked the razorbacks. If the cowgirls play LSU, it won’t even be close. Another SEC beat down of a big 12 team. You must not have watched LSU-Bama 1 or don’t appreciate good defense. Probably never worn a jock strap in your life…

St Richt

December 4th, 2011
10:16 am

If I’m an LSU fan I would say the same thing- Bama already had their shot. I wouldn’t want to play them again e

St Richt

December 4th, 2011
10:17 am

Either… Bama should’ve won the first game.

ga techorrist roommate

December 4th, 2011
10:19 am

the sun bowl hahahahahahahahahaha

LSU

December 4th, 2011
10:19 am

bama is overrated. Weak schedule compared to OK State. That’s a FACT.

OK State #3 offense vs. LSU defense is a matchup for the ages.

Bama, who cares. I’d love to see LSU pound bama into oblivion, make a mockery of the idiot voters who think bama is #2.

LSU

December 4th, 2011
10:20 am

We don’t want to play bama, it’s downright unfair actually, having to beat a team twice. when we went to THEIR house and beat them already.

HighTech

December 4th, 2011
10:21 am

Rematch. LSU – Bama. Ali – Frazier. The Thrilla in the Swilla. Can’t you hear the hype now? Hype = Ratings = Money for BCS cartel.

LSU

December 4th, 2011
10:22 am

ratings? for bama-lsu? noone outside of bama wants that matchup.

HighTech

December 4th, 2011
10:22 am

LSU…it will be hyped.

gtme2k

December 4th, 2011
10:25 am

St. Richt… you don’t know if Arky would beat Ok State… game hasn’t been played. BTW… who has Arky beaten that’s any good? They have 1 win over a top 25 team? Get the SECs d*ck out of your mouth.
I do appreciate good defenses but again you cannot just hand the trophy to a conference.