Stewart Mandel of SportsIllustrated.com lists 16 national title contenders
, including Georgia Tech. Mandel explains this is not
a "Top 16," but rather that these teams, "at least on paper, possess many of the right ingredients -- a veteran quarterback, experienced offensive and defensive lines, proven playmakers, a favorable schedule -- to put together a championship run, provided some other key areas fall into place." He goes on to say "All the teams on our list of contenders have the basic foundation to go 13-0 yet could just as easily wind up 7-6."
At first I was surprised to find Georgia Tech on this list, but given their full description (especially that last sentence I quoted), I agree entirely