Georgia Tech computer rankings, bowl projections after week 12

Georgia Tech running back Marcus Marshall (34) runs away from Vanderbilt linebacker Nigel Bowden (52) to score a touch down on a pass from quarterback Justin Thomas in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia Tech running back Marcus Marshall (34) runs away from Vanderbilt linebacker Nigel Bowden (52) to score a touch down on a pass from quarterback Justin Thomas in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

We’ve got our first Sun Bowl bowl projection for Georgia Tech. My sense of things is that is a pretty unlikely destination, as is the Independence Bowl. The Yellow Jackets went to El Paso, Texas, in 2011 and 2012 and while I think the team enjoyed both trips (particularly the second, when Tech beat USC to end its seven-game bowl losing streak), I think both sides would prefer other partners. I also think the Military Bowl would take Tech if it were available, and it picks before the Independence Bowl.

Interesting to note: Tech’s win projection total is the highest of the year (7.4), but they’re higher (worse) in all three computer rankings than they were at the start of the season. You could take that to mean, I suppose, that the Jackets did better than what their statistical performance would indicate.

Bowl projections

Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
David Hale, ESPN Ind. Ind. Ind. Ind. St. Pete St. Pete Ind. Ind. Belk Military Military Sun
Mark Schlabach, ESPN Military Military Ind. Ind. St. Pete Quick Lane St. Pete St. Pete Pinstripe Military Military Military
Brett McMurphy, ESPN Military Military Ind. Ind. St. Pete St. Pete Ind. Quick Lane Belk Military TaxSlayer Military
Jerry Palm, CBS Sports N/A Ind. Ind. Military Ind. Military Military Military Military Military Military Independence
Bill Bender, Sporting News N/A Pinstripe Pinstripe Pinstripe Quick Lane Quick Lane Quick Lane Quick Lane Military Pinstripe Pinstripe Pinstripe

 

 

ESPN Power Index

Week Pre. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Rank 46 46 56 59 51 53 50 48 50 52 56 49 50
Projected win-loss 5.7-6.3 6.4-5.7 6.3-5.7 7.1-4.9 6.6-5.4 6.2-5.8 6.1-5.9 6.3-5.7 6.2-5.8 6.5-5.5 6.3-5.7 7.1-4.9 7.4-4.6
% chance of winning out 0 0 0 0 0 .1 .1 .1 .6 1.1 5.7 26.7 37.5
% chance of winning ACC .3 .4 .5 .3 .1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Remaining SOS 22 41 30 25 37 48 55 44 39 24 37 56 35

This week between: Minnesota and N.C. State

Georgia: 43

 

Sagarin

Week 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Rank 42 39 43 44 45 45 46 47 56 47 47

This week between: Texas and Tulsa

Georgia: 53

 

Football Outsiders

Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Rank 42 44 43 44 46 53 47 45 50 60 51 53

This week between: N.C. State and Navy

Georgia: 59

 

College Football News

Week Pre. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Rank 64 54 54 43 42 47 44 42 45 50 53 42 41

This week between: Baylor and Memphis

Georgia: 36

 

 

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