“Georgia Tech is a very good team,” he said. “I believe they’re going to be an NCAA tournament team.”
A ludicrous idea no less than two weeks ago, the Yellow Jackets have a worthy tournament résumé, having now beaten three teams in the RPI top 25, North Carolina (No. 8), Florida State (No. 12) and Notre Dame (No. 23). With the 62-60 win over Notre Dame, Tech saw its RPI rise from 71 to 63 following the game, according to warrennolan.com. Typically, a team needs to have its RPI in the 40's or 50's to merit consideration. The Jackets, who were considered one of the weakest power-conference teams in the country at the season's outset, have time to continue to push the ranking higher.