In his final coaches’ poll ballot, LSU’s Les Miles ranked Georgia Tech 12th. Only three coaches ranked the Jackets higher.

Said Miles, “I think that talent-wise, this team would fare very well in the SEC.”

Miles noted a few players who caught his attention on film — on offense, B-back Jonathan Dwyer, quarterback Josh Nesbitt and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. Defensively, he praised safety Morgan Burnett, ends Michael Johnson and Derrick Morgan and the linebacking group of Sedric Griffin, Kyle Jackson and Brad Jefferson