Well, another football season is behind us. The regular season, anyway. There is a lot to decide yet regarding bowl games and such. But, alas, it is time for the final regular season Confidential Correspondents ACC football poll. For fun, let’s take a quick look at the Week 1 poll results:
The Confidential has been saying for weeks now that the ACC had a great chance of getting 11 bowl-eligible teams and detailed the scenarios needed to make it happen. I’m very proud to report that the scenarios we projected occurred almost exactly to plan.
The good news is that, thanks to Syracuse’s win over Boston College to close out their regular season, the Orange are now 6-6 and are bowl eligible for the second consecutive year. Furthermore, the ACC can now boast that they have 11 teams that are eligible for post-season play. That’s a record for the Conference and matches the SEC’s best.
The bad news is that thanks to Clemson’s complete meltdown on National TV against their in-state rivals, the ACC is likely to only have 1 representative in the BCS. Granted that one representative will likely be Florida State in the National Championship Game, but losing out on a 2nd BCS team not only means lost revenue (approx. $18M) but also makes it more difficult to find bowl sites for the remaining 9 bowl eligible teams.
Worst of all, that means that there is a good chance that at least one bowl-eligible team from a Power Conference will not be invited to a bowl game this year. Currently Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and North Carolina are all on the bubble. Continue reading
There are now a clear #1 and #2 in the ACC right now, then it gets crazy. Anyway, here is the Confidential Correspondents Football top 10 Poll for Week 13. Remember, we include Notre Dame and Louisville. This year, we’ll start with team number 10 and work our way to #1.
Week 13 ended in the ACC and the bowl picture is one-step closer to being finalized. As this blog has been projecting for the past few weeks, the ACC is still on track to place 11 teams in post season play. Continue reading
With just a few weeks, the ACC picture is starting to take shape. A few teams are out of the bowl picture. Several are locked-in. But how do they rank? Here is the Confidential Correspondents Football top 10 Poll for Week 12. Remember, we include Notre Dame and Louisville. This week, we’ll start with team number #1 and work our way down to #10–where it gets murkier.
Last week, we looked at some of the scenarios that could play out to get 11 ACC teams in postseason play. And so far, the plan is coming to fruition.
With week 12 in the books, two more teams have clinched bowl eligibility bringing the total number of teams that will go bowling up to 8, with three more that are still fighting for the requisite six wins. Continue reading
There are now a clear #1 and #2 in the ACC right now, as all five voting correspondents this week went with FSU and Clemson. But what about the other slots? Amazingly, Syracuse won on the road, but was dropped from its tie–as the Pitt win over ND propelled them up the voting charts. Anyway, here is the Confidential Correspondents Football top 10 Poll for Week 11. Remember, we include Notre Dame and Louisville. This year, we’ll start with team number 10 and work our way to #1.
With 3 weeks remaining in the regular season, the ACC bowl picture is starting to take shape. Six teams have already secured their positions in post season (Florida State, Clemson, Miami, Virginia Tech, Duke, and Georgia Tech).
Unfortunately for some, their hopes of post season play are gone (Virginia), while North Carolina St. and Wake Forest are not eliminated but have uphill challenges to get to eligibility.
For the rest of the conference however, there is still a lot of promise. In fact, depending on how things shake out down the stretch, the ACC could potentially send 11 teams Bowl Games.
Well, Florida State-Miami was interesting for a while. But there is a clear #1 in the ACC right now: the Seminoles. Here is the Confidential Correspondents Football top 10 Poll for Week 10. Remember, we include Notre Dame and Louisville. This year, we’ll start with team number 10 and work our way to #1.
A big day for ACC football, culminating with the biggest game of the year so far: Florida State (7-0) vs. Miami (7-0). The spread for this game is significant. Miami will have its hands full. But this Hurricane team beat Florida in a dogfight. Miami has won ugly this year.
- Noon: Virginia Tech v Boston College
- 12:30 pm: Syracuse v Wake Forest
- 12:30 pm: North Carolina v North Carolina State
- 3:30 pm: Clemson v Virginia
- 7:00 pm: Georgia Tech v Pitt