Pre-Season Confidential Poll: August 27, 2014

Kickoff is about 24 hours away.  If you have not done so, get your fantasy football entries in for Week 1.  We have a prize running for Weeks 1 through 4 that is in addition to the season-long prize.  Returning to the poll… the elders here at the Confidential rank the ACC as follows:

  1. Florida State (50 points, 5 first place votes).   The Seminoles are the team to beat in the ACC and nationwide.  A tougher schedule makes a repeat quite a daunting task though.
  2. Clemson (44 points).  The Tigers get Georgia in Week 1 and South Carolina to close the season.  NC State… aren’t you embarrassed about your OOC schedule?  Duke too!
  3. Miami (33 points).  Some say Golden is on the hot seat.  That is absurd. But Miami is long overdue for a great season.
  4. Louisville (31 points).  The Parker injury dropped the Cardinals one point, but that is all.
  5. North Carolina (28 points).  North Carolina is everyone’s sleeper in the Coastal.  Maybe, by definition, they are no longer a sleeper?
  6. Duke (25 points).  Cupcake city for Duke again this year on the gridiron.  Where is Dick Vitale to point that out.  Oh, probably watching Notre Dame football.
  7. Notre Dame (24 points). Speaking of the Fighting Irish, they are a tough team to figure out.  The suspensions may be an issue also.
  8. Virginia Tech (19 points).  Virginia Tech is the last school to be on all of the Confidential ballots.  Virginia Tech can’t look ahead to a Braxton Miller-less Ohio State.  All FCS teams are capable of pulling the upset.
  9. Syracuse (9 points).  Anything can happen for the Orange this year.  4 wins to 9 wins…. is any of it a surprise.
  10. Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh (5 points).  These Coastal teams are hard to separate.  As they all are.

Others: Boston College (2 points).  Wake Forest, Virginia, and North Carolina State did not receive any votes.

What do YOU think?  What is your top 10?

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PRIZE UPDATE: The 3 Free Confidential Fantasy Football Games & Contests!

We have three FREE games with prizes for 2014!   With less than 48 hours until season kickoff (i.e. deadline to enter), here are the prizes:

  • Game 1: Pick the Playoffs: Prize is $25.00 PayPal gift.
  • Game 2: Fantasy Football: Overall winner gets a $75.00 PayPal gift.  Also, the entrant with the most points from Week 1 to Week 4 will get a $25.00 PayPal Gift.  We may have more prizes as well in this game.
  • Game 3: Survivor Pool: Prize is a $50.00 PayPal gift

As you may know, the Confidential is running not one… not two… but three fantasy football games/contests for 2014.  If you have not entered yet, what could you possibly be waiting for?  Basketball season?  Heck, no.  Contrary to what Randy “6-18 in ACC” Edsall might have to say, the ACC is a football conference too.  You, therefore, are a football fan.  So start proving your knowledge against other ACC fans.  Here are the games.

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Because an Orange-Out is so passe

Gone are they days when a school could simply request that all of the fans in attendance where the same color shirts in an attempt to (Color)-Out the other team. We’ve seen White-outs in Louisville, which gives Rick Pitino an excuse to wear his Colonel Sanders costume, we’ve seen Orange-outs in the Dome, and we’ve seen black-outs at virtually every frat party we’ve been to (rimshot!).

But, the University of North Carolina recently released their latest innovation in color coordinated seating for their game against San Diego St., significantly upping the ante by asking their fans to dress in either blue or black to complete what they are calling, “The Kenan Stadium Tar Pit Stripe-Out” as illustrated below. 

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‘Cuse Commitment Alert – Daivon Ellison

Scott Shafer and Co. have hauled another prized recruit from New Jersey, Don Brosco Prep. standout Daivon Ellison. 

247Sports rates Daivon as a 3 star Cornerback and had offers from Rutgers, Army and Boston College. 

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Washington Monthly – National University Rankings

 

The Washington Monthly has posted its annual list of National University Rankings. Unlike the US News and World Report, this ranking system one is based on the University’s contributions to the public good in the three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

 

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PRIZE UPDATE: The Three Confidential Fantasy Football Games & Contests!

UPDATE: Here are the prizes:

  • Game 1: Pick the Playoffs: Prize is $25.00 PayPal gift.
  • Game 2: Fantasy Football: Overall winner gets a $75.00 PayPal gift.  Also, the entrant with the most points from Week 1 to Week 4 will get a $25.00 PayPal Gift.  We may have more prizes as well in this game.
  • Game 3: Survivor Pool: Prize is a $50.00 PayPal gift

As you may know, the Confidential is running not one… not two… but three fantasy football games/contests for 2014.  If you have not entered yet, what could you possibly be waiting for?  Basketball season?  Heck, no.  Contrary to what Randy “6-18 in ACC” Edsall might have to say, the ACC is a football conference too.  You, therefore, are a football fan.  So start proving your knowledge against other ACC fans.  Here are the games.

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Updated Prize: Week 1 of ACC Fantasy Football Contest

UPDATE: Most points week 1 through 4 = a $25.00 PayPal Gift!  Get Your Week 1 Entry in ASAP! 

It is the first week of the Confidential’s ACC Fantasy Football Contest.  If you missed the lengthier rules, check it out here

Otherwise, it is simple… pick six and try to win the week.  Pick six?  Yes, pick one QB, one RB, one WR, one more RB/WR/TE, one SCHOOL defense, and one coach.  All must be from one of the 15 ACC Schools. 

That’s it.

Enter your entry below.