A Closer Look at the 2010 ACC Football Schedule

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Preseason magazines will be coming out this summer, and they’ll feature their
top 25, conference predictions, etc. They’ll base their picks off of returning
starters and how the team did in 2009. Scheduling is another important factor
that always influences conference standings. Today we’ll give a quick breakdown
of the schedule of each ACC team.

Hopefully this will give everyone a better idea at what each ACC team is up
against this year. There is one particular team in the Atlantic Division that
will benefit greatly from an easy schedule, while four Coastal Division teams
have arguably four of the top five toughest schedules in the conference.

We’ll start with the Atlantic Division, beginning with NC State, who has the
highest opponents’ winning percentage. 1-AA opponents are not included in the
opponents’ 2009 record category.

Atlantic Division

NC State Wolfpack

NC STATE
Sept. 4 WESTERN CAROLINA
Sept. 11 at UCF
Sept. 16 CINCINNATI, ESPN(Th.)
Sept. 25 at Georgia Tech
Oct. 2 VIRGINIA TECH
Oct. 9 BOSTON COLLEGE
Oct. 16 at East Carolina
Oct. 28 FLORIDA STATE, ESPN(Th.)
Nov. 6 at Clemson
Nov. 13 WAKE FOREST
Nov. 20 at North Carolina
Nov. 27 at Maryland

Opponents’ 2009 Record: 88-55 (61.5%)

Bowl Opponents: 9

1-AA Opponents: 1

NC State is expected to be a better football team in 2010, though their
record may not show it. Their opponents’ 2009 record is just one game out of
first place, and they also play nine teams that went to a bowl game last season.

The Wolfpack open the season against

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