The AJC's Ken Sugiura reports that Georgia Tech will be 100% healthy and ready to go for their huge game following some injuries to key players against Georgia. All of those who suffered setbacks (minus DeAndre Smelter) should be ready to go for the ACCCG, including PJ Davis and Tony Zenon among others. This is fantastic news for Tech -- after all, Tony Zenon has been very consistent at A-Back this season and David has been arguably the best defensive player on the roster all season long.
Georgia Tech's F/+ win probability to beat Florida State on Saturday currently stands at 36%, a seemingly generous number given the circumstances for the matchup. There is a good reason for all of us to be excited when considering Tech's chances against the Noles given their obvious and exploitable flaws, but I really do feel like everyone is getting way ahead of themselves with all of the playoff talk. Tech will have to bring its A-game if the Jackets hope to escape with a win in Charlotte.
The ACC has taken a step towards making the experiences of student athletes more stable and enjoyable by filing three proposals centered on the premise of autonomy with the NCAA, a feat which has been attempted by various conferences this year. The main focus of these proposals is largely to enhance the benefits received by student athletes while in college -- these goals range from protecting athletes from having scholarships revoked to providing loss-of-value insurance. It's a low risk, high reward proposal for the conference and a decision which should have been made a long time ago.
Conspiracy theories are a dime a dozen, but when they involve the ACC they are that much more prevalent. The latest theory of this variety encircles Florida State and why exactly they are at No. 4 despite being the only undefeated team in the nation -- the answer may go much deeper than a simple choice by the committee. Mike Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser were having a great debate yesterday in regards to this very thing when Wilbon made the remark that every single human in that deliberation room had their own agenda, and he was absolutely right. Nothing is as simple as it seems.
Is there any foul-play going on in the CFP rankings?
Have a great Thursday!