Aug. 7, 2009
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech will open the season at No. 15 in the preseason USA Today/coaches’ poll, released Friday.
The rank is the highest in the preseason coaches’ poll for the Yellow Jackets in eight years. Tech received a No. 13 ranking prior to the start of the 2001 campaign.
Head coach Paul Johnson’s squad, which began preseason camp Monday, is coming off a 9-4 season in 2008 and a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division title. The Jackets ended the year ranked No. 22 in the final 2008 coaches’ poll.
The Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 59 coaches in the Bowl Championship Subdivision, formerly known as Division I-A.
The Associated Press preseason Top 25 will be released Saturday, Aug. 22.
Tech will kick-off the 2009 season September 5 at 1 p.m. against Jacksonville State.