#5 Atlantic Coast Conference

It’s still a two team race between FSU and Clemson.  Home team wins.  The big change will be possibly more bad teams this year.

accatlantic16ACC – Atlantic

  1. Florida State University – Seminoles – 13-0 / 8-0: FSU will once again be faced with a cake walk in league with the exception of Clemson, who they get in Tallahassee.  Outside of that their challenges will be Mississippi on a neutral field, @Miami, and Florida.
  2. Clemson University – Tigers – 11-1 / 7-1: Clemson has an even easier schedule than FSU with only 2 tests on it @Auburn, and @FSU.
  3. Louisville University – Cardinals – 8-4 / 6-2: Louisville is probably the third best team in the league this year, but stuck behind #1 & #2 will make for a mundane season.  They also have two ooc trips that probably don’t go their way @Marshall and @Houston
  4. North Carolina State University – Wolfpack – 7-5 / 3-5: Scheduling is everything, and the Wolfpack have it.  They have three easy ooc games, and get Notre Dame in Raleigh.  In conference they’ll win at home unless they’re playing FSU.
  5. Wake Forest University – Demon Deacons – 6-6 / 3-5: The Deacons get 6 weak teams at home.  Which is what can send a marginal team to a bowl.
  6. Boston College – Eagles – 5-7 / 2-6: Getting Georgia Tech in Dublin, and Syracuse in Chestnut Hill will allow BC to win a conference game in at least one sport this year.
  7. Syracuse University – Orange – 2-10 / 1-7: Syracuse isn’t as bad as their record indicates, it’s just a function of getting all the marginal teams they might beat on the road with the exception of NCState.

 


ACC – Coastal

  1. acccoastal16University of North Carolina – Tar Heels – 10-2 / 7-1: The Tar Heels will be able to have enough players eligible to dominate a weak division.  They will open with a decisive loss to Georgia, and will show poorly when they go to FSU.  Outside of that a trip to a middle of the road Miami is their only real challenge.
  2. University of Pittsburgh – Panthers – 8-4 / 5-3: Pitt has a decent team, and will do well in a poor division.
  3. Virginia Tech – Hokies – 7-5 / 5-3: VPI won’t have any big wins this year, but can get enough small ones to be over .500.
  4. University of Miami – Hurricanes – 6-6 / 4-4: Losing at Appalachian State on Sept 17 is a real possibility for this team.  Still in a weak division they should wind up bowl eligible.
  5. Duke University – Blue Devils – 6-6 / 4-4: Duke is a decent team with enough bad teams on their schedule to wind up bowl eligible.
  6. Georgia Tech – Yellow Jackets – 2-10 / 1-7: The Yellow Jackets are a bad team.  The cupboard is bare, and it will show.  This will be a long season and their only wins will probably be Mercer and Virginia.
  7. University of Virginia – Cavaliers – 1-11 / 0-8: Thank heaven they could get Richmond on the schedule or this year could be one without a win.