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.
The Confidential was tweeting aplenty during the Syracuse-Notre Dame game. Indeed, the Confidential got into a twitter-battle (which always makes me think of Dr. Seuss’s “Muddle Puddle Tweetle Poodle Beetle Noodle Bottle Paddle Battle”) over the Syracuse defensive performance. The upshot is that the Confidential has some legitimate concerns that this Syracuse coaching staff will be seeing Fool’s Gold with the 5 turnovers, just like there was Fool’s Gold with the nearly 1,000 yards of offense the past two weeks.
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).
Let’s see how the ACC teams fared: Continue reading
Most schools issue a media guide at the beginning of the football season. These are FULL of useful and interesting information. Here is a link to the ACC’s Media Guide in PDF form, as well as links to the 15 ACC school football media guides:
- Boston College: Link to PDF and index or Viewer
- Clemson: Link to PDF
- Duke: Link to PDF
- Florida State: Link to PDF
- Georgia Tech: Link to PDF or Viewer
- Louisville: Viewer
- Miami: Link to PDF
- North Carolina: Viewer
- North Carolina State: Link to PDF
- Notre Dame: Link to PDF
- Pittsburgh: Link to PDF
- Syracuse: Pending–check here
- Virginia: Link to PDF
- Virginia Tech: Link to PDF
- Wake Forest: Link to PDF
Wondering who #37 is for your opponent? Here are links to the rosters for all ACC Football teams:
- Boston College
- Florida State
- Georgia Tech
- North Carolina
- North Carolina State
- Notre Dame
- Virginia Tech
- Wake Forest
So, there you go… the rosters for each and every ACC football team!
The Confidential is going to create a quick summary page for each ACC school, with important links. Today’s is Notre Dame. It may be found here.
If you have a Notre Dame blog and would like to have reciprocal links, send us a direct message on Twitter or comment on this page.
The current ACC is 15 schools, one of which is Notre Dame. Notre Dame participates fully in all sports, with the exception of football. As we all know, the Fighting Irish are committed to play 5 schools a season in football. West Virginia is a full member of the Big XII. The Mountaineers athletic relevance has decreased substantially since making the geographically-unfriendly move. The question for ACC fans–if West Virginia were to make overtures about joining the ACC… would you rather have West Virginia full-time (allowing an addition of UConn to get to 16 teams) or Notre Dame (in its current form)?