The Confidential’s ACC Standings Poll: Week 9

The standings are starting to become even clearer, as all six correspondents voting correspondents had the same top 3, and 5/6 had the same top 5.  Spots 6 through 10 are a mess though.  Here are the poll standings as of today and a brief synopsis:

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Notre Dame in the Playoff?

There are hundreds of newspaper articles and blog entries about last night’s game between Florida State and Notre Dame, which Florida State obviously won.  With the win, Florida State moves to 7-0 and is positioned well for the college football playoff.  Mississippi and Mississippi State are also undefeated (for now), setting one of them up to be in the playoff after they play at season’s end.  Obviously, an SEC team WILL be in the playoff.  Beyond that, everyone that matters (i.e. not Marshall) has at least one loss already.  So who would get the final two slots?  The Confidential analyzes Notre Dame’s potential to be in the playoff, despite losing to Florida State and hypothetically reaching 11-1.

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Fantasy Football Entry Page: Week 9/Free October Contest!

Remember, the Confidential’s Fantasy Football game is structured to allow late entries.  THERE IS STILL TIME TO ENTER AND WIN THE OVERALL CONTEST!  But we are also running a separate free contest for October alone.  See below.

OCTOBER CONTEST:

The entrant with the highest score during one of the four October weekends will receive $25.00 via PayPal.  Hard to see anyone toppling Brian!  But remember to enter anyway.

OVERALL CONTEST:

We don’t go by total points for the whole season; rather, we just allow teams to win the week or not.  Whoever wins the most weeks, wins the overall prize.  Right now, Brian has three wins.  Lenville and MCaffrey have  2 wins, while ACaffrey has 1 win.  Plenty of time for someone else to enter and win the $75.00 prize.  For Week 8 results, see here.

 

For rules, see here.  As a reminder, to enter, simply comment below with an ACC QB, RB, WR, Flex, Defense, and Coach.  We’ll do the rest.

 

Entries due before kickoff of the first ACC/Notre Dame game, which is THURSDAY at 7pm this week!!!! 

 

Week 8 Fantasy Football Results

The Confidential is running a fantasy football contest each week and during the regular season.  Here are the rules.  Remember, you can enter in Week 9 and still be eligible for the overall prize–which is given to the entrant who wins the most weeks.  But, for now, let’s recap the Week 8 results:

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Confidential Survivor Pool Update: Week 8

After eight weeks, only 22 entrants remain in the running for the prize.  Nobody was eliminated this week.

Here are the folks still in the running, as well as the picks that they have used to date:

No User Name Wk4 Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Wk7
1 4 TIME CHAMPS-FINGERS CROSSED GT MIA PITT NCST VTC FSU ND LOU
2 ACAFFREY (COMMANDER CAFFREY) GT VIRG MIA NCST VTC FSU ND LOU
3 BCEAGLE74 BC NCST ND LOU VTC FSU MIA SYR
4 BLUEHOOS NCST WF ND BC VIRG FSU MIA LOU
5 CDWHIT09 BC DUKE PITT NCST VTC FSU ND LOU
6 CLEMSON82 GT DUKE ND LOU VTC FSU MIA SYR
7 DRANDYT DUKE MIA GT LOU VIRG CLEM FSU SYR
8 DREW_WMS GT CLEM PITT NCST VIRG LOU ND DUKE
9 DSHRIMPTONIV DUKE GT PITT NCST VIRG FSU MIA SYR
10 INFIELDIN UNC MIA DUKE NCST VTC CLEM ND LOU
11 INTOTHEMEATGRINDER SYR DUKE PITT NCST VIRG FSU ND LOU
12 JFLIPPEN NCST LOU MIA DUKE VIRG FSU ND CLEM
13 MADCADDIES6 BC NCST ND LOU VIRG FSU CLEM SYR
14 MIKEMAB2000 ND FSU PITT NCST LOU GT CLEM SYR
15 MR. TAR HEEL NCST WF GT BC VIRG LOU MIA SYR
16 MSU_DAWGS02 SYR WF ND BC VIRG FSU MIA LOU
17 RIVES33 NCST VIRG GT BC VTC CLEM MIA SYR
18 SCHMHOO BC WF PITT NCST VIRG LOU ND CLEM
19 TJKAISER22 BC WF PITT DUKE LOU CLEM MIA SYR
20 TWOHOOS SYR WF ND NCST VIRG LOU MIA CLEM
21 UOFL223 VTC MIA DUKE LOU VIRG FSU ND SYR
22 WAHOO 88 SYR WF GT BC VIRG CLEM ND LOU

ACC Roundtable of the Confidential Correspondents: Week 7/8, Part II

Welcome to the ACC Roundtable of the ACC Correspondents!  As is and will be the plan for the remainder of the football season, the Confidential correspondents will discuss the Week that was (week 7) and the Week that will be (Week 8) for the ACC and their respective schools.  Special thanks to the Confidential contributors–Len (Louisville), David (Florida State), John (UNC), Matt (Syracuse), Mike (NC State), Brian (FSU), and Anthony (Syracuse/ACC)–for their comments and opinions.  Here is Part II, Part I was yesterday.  Tell us what you think below.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN WEEK 6 FOR THE ACC?

David (FSU): Besides the FSU v ND game, very excited to see how Virginia v Duke goes. Both teams are having excellent years, and are battling for the top spot in the Coastal.

Len (Louisville): FSU beating ND & seeing if Duke can take control of their division when they play Virginia.

John (UNC): I think Florida State will lose this week. Why? Because even though the NCAA doesn’t seem to really care that Jameis Winston sold his autograph, his past actions say that he probably did, and the circus will finally catch up to the team on the field. Backup Sean Macguire struggled mightily against Clemson, and will be facing an even more imposing defense in the Fighting Irish. The Seminoles are already bowl eligible, and this loss won’t derail their season, but I think their playoff hopes will end at home Saturday night.

Matt (Syracuse): The obvious answer is Florida State/Notre Dame, in a battle for what I predict will be a prelude to January…provided that the loser of this game suffers its only loss this week, and barring some shenanigans with FSU’s disciplinary hearing/Winston’s status moving forward, I fully expect to see both teams in the playoffs. FSU should win the ACC and even at 12-1 will have wins over Oklahoma, Clemson, and L’Ville. Notre Dame is ratings gold and at 11-1 would have wins over Stanford, FSU, ASU, and USC…that would make a great Rose Bowl substitute for a Pac12 or B1G team.

Mike (NC State): Everything pales before the Saturday night showdown, Notre Dame at Florida State.  This is the game the nation will be watching, and it should be a dandy.  Somebody’s playoff hopes will take a big blow after this one.  But whose?

Brian (FSU): I am looking forward, in the ACC as a whole, to see if UVA can take a huge step in controlling its destiny in the Atlantic.  UVA at Duke may be the most important game out of the Coastal this year… yeah I know if I made that statement 5 or more years ago I might get some crazy looks.

Anthony (Syr/ACC): Obviously it is Florida State and Notre Dame.  Both teams are on a course for a playoff appearance and national championship.  Although it might not fully end the playoff push, neither team can afford a loss.  But someone is going to lose.  An elimination game?

WHO ARE YOUR FOUR PLAYOFF TEAMS IF THE SEASON ENDED TODAY?

David (FSU): 1. FSU 2. MSU, 3. Baylor 4. Oregon

Len (Louisville): This is starting to get difficult as national parity is starting to show itself. The SEC may have more depth but no one is dominating & everyone is beatable. My picks for today are 1) Miss State, 2) FSU, Baylor 4) ND. Either FSU or ND will be out next week so this will be interesting going down the stretch of the season. Cant wait to see the committee’s first list of rankings.

John (UNC): Even though I hope it’s not the case, I’m keeping Notre Dame in the playoff. With a win this week, they’ll be able to cruise through the rest of their schedule, despite upcoming matchups against #17 Arizona State and #22 USC. That will probably table any talks of the Fighting Irish joining the ACC for football (for now), and keep the status quo going, despite all of the sweeping structural changes this year. As for the other teams, I’m taking Mississippi State (future winners over Ole Miss), Baylor (future Big 12 winners) and Michigan State (future Big 10 winners). Much like the majority of the history of the BCS, the ACC will be left out.

Matt (Syracuse): Florida State, Notre Dame, Baylor, Mississippi St.  [Editor's note: This is the same as last week... so Matt chose well last week.]

Mike (NC State): 1) Mississippi State 2) Florida State 3) Notre Dame (could get in even with a loss vs the Noles) 4) Baylor.  Leaves out the Big 10 and Pac 12, but at this point I am sticking with  undefeateds.

Brian (FSU): My 4 teams in the playoff right now are: 1-The team that is both the SEC West and overall SEC winner (Damned if I know which team, but the SEC has this spot locked down I think), 2- Oregon, 3- ND, and 4- Michigan State.  I think FSU will have some issues with Winston’s playing status going forward… right now it is just a feeling.

Anthony (Syr/ACC):Florida State, Mississippi State, Baylor, and…. ummm… Michigan State?  It may be the Pac-12 that is on the outside looking in this year.

What do you think?  How would you answer these questions?