#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.
ACC – Atlantic
- 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.
- Clemson University – Tigers – 11-1 / 7-1: Clemson has an even easier schedule than FSU with only 2 tests on it @Auburn, and @FSU.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- University 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.
- University of Pittsburgh – Panthers – 8-4 / 5-3: Pitt has a decent team, and will do well in a poor division.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.