The ACC put together a smart football schedule this year, putting most of the
best matchups in the second half of the season. Last weekend we saw UNC vs.
Miami and Georgia Tech vs. Clemson. From here on out, we’ll be getting games
like that each week as the best teams in the league will battle to see who meets
in Charlotte on December 4. It should be a memorable November.
Besides the two games above, we’ve also had NC State vs. Virginia Tech,
Georgia Tech vs. UNC and Miami vs. Florida State. However, eight teams are still
in contention, four in each division, and most of the key matchups are yet to
Before we get into the chances of each team, let’s take a look at those who
aren’t in contention. These four teams are very bad, and barring a miracle, none
of them are going bowling.
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Wake Forest (2-5, 1-3) – The Demon Deacons beat Presbyterian and Duke.
They have a very young football team, and they’ll remain a bottom feeder for the
rest of the year.
Boston College (2-5, 0-4) – BC hasn’t won an ACC game, and they have
major issues at quarterback. The defense has also caught the injury bug, with
Alex Albright and Wes Davis done for the season. DeLeon Gause is also hurt.
That’s three valuable seniors on the defensive side of the ball.
Virginia (3-4, 0-3) – Virginia has beaten two 1-AA teams, as well as an
Eastern Michigan team that has gone 1-19 in their last 20 games. In their last
three games against 1-A competition other than Eastern Michigan, UVA has been
outscored 111-45, and two of those games were at home.
Duke (1-6, 0-4) – A horse is a horse, of course of course. With no Thad
Lewis to keep them close to .500, the Blue Devils are back to their usual
position in the Coastal Division – dead last.
Those four teams will battle it out for last place in their respective
Four teams in each division are still fighting for a spot in Charlotte.
However, only a few of those teams have a realistic shot.
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