The FSU women’s teams topped the ACC, finishing first in the softball regular season (and also winning the conference tournament), winning the indoor track and field title and coming in second to golf in the ACC championship. N.C. State and Duke finished second and third, respectively.
The Tech men’s teams finished 11th. The women’s teams placed ninth.
In terms of points, Tech’s highest-scoring team was the women’s tennis team, which tied for second and earned 13.5 of the Yellow Jackets’ 79 points. The golf team kicked in 12 with its championship. The football team contributed 8.5 points with its 4-4 record, which tied for fifth best in the league. Bottom-third finishes by men’s basketball, men’s tennis, women’s swimming and diving and women’s track and field lowered the Yellow Jackets’ average. (Tech does not fully fund scholarships for swimming and diving and track and field/cross country).
Aside from a handful of highlights, it was something of a dismal year for the Yellow Jackets, who failed to gain bowl eligibility, whose men’s and women’s basketball teams didn’t make the NCAA tournament and whose baseball team likewise failed to earn an NCAA berth. Among power-conference schools, Tech was one of five to miss all four (Colorado, Illinois, Pitt and Rutgers were the others).