ATLANTA - When the Techs get together, there's usually a division title on the line. No difference this year.
No. 10 Virginia Tech controls its fate in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while No. 20 Georgia Tech needs a little help to get back to the championship game.
But this much is clear: The winner of Thursday night's game in Atlanta takes a major step toward claiming the Coastal Division title.
That's the way it's been ever since the ACC split up in 2005. The team that comes out on top in this contest has gone on to win the division every time.
The Hokies (8-1, 4-1 ACC) merely need to win out to take the Coastal title, while the Yellow Jackets (7-2, 4-2) need a little help - one more Virginia loss.