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Georgia Tech computer rankings, bowl projections after week 12

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



ESPN Power Index

This week between: Minnesota and N.C. State

Georgia: 43



This week between: Texas and Tulsa

Georgia: 53


Football Outsiders

This week between: N.C. State and Navy

Georgia: 59


College Football News

This week between: Baylor and Memphis

Georgia: 36



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Ken Sugiura covers Georgia Tech sports for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.