The finish is the Jackets’ fourth highest in coach Paul Johnson’s tenure and not bad for a team that was picked to finish sixth in the ACC Coastal Division in the preseason. Tech has finished in the final AP Top 25 three times in Johnson’s nine season — No. 22 in 2008, No. 13 in 2009 and No. 8 in 2014.
The coaches Top 25 poll will be released later Tuesday. The Jackets did not receive any votes in the previous coaches poll and do not seem likely to finish in the Top 25 of that ranking, either.