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Yellow Jackets 16th In Associated Press Preseason Poll

Aug. 21, 2010

Georgia Tech is ranked 16th in the Associated Press Preseason Poll released Saturday morning.

“The polls are important,” head coach Paul Johnson said Saturday morning before the poll was released, “but I don’t pay too much attention to them. I know it’s an advantage for those teams that start high in the polls.”

Poll notes:

Last year at this time the Yellow Jackets were ranked 15th inthe AP preseason poll. Tech is ranked 17th in the USA Today CoachesPoll released earlier in August. The Yellow Jackets finished 13thin the final AP poll of 2009. Four of the nation’s top 25 teams areon Georgia Tech’s schedule — #10 Virginia Tech, #13 Miami, #18North Carolina and #23 Georgia. Florida State is ranked 20th,giving the ACC four teams in the top 20. Four Coastal Divisionteams are ranked.

Associated Press Preseason Poll
1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Boise State
4. Florida
5. Texas
6. TCU
7. Oklahoma
8. Nebraska
9. Iowa
10. Virginia Tech
11. Oregon
12. Wisconsin
13. Miami
14. USC
15. Pittsburgh
16. Georgia Tech
17. Arkansas
18. North Carolina
19. Penn State
20. Florida State
21. LSU
22. Auburn
23. Georgia
24. Oregon State
25. West Virginia

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