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Confidential Survivor Pool Update: Week 4

Three games into the double-elimination season, the 34 entrants remaining for last week were reduced further by two, knocking the entrants down to 32.  And three teams took on a strike with their Florida State and Boston College selections.  Only 25 teams have yet to suffer a first strike.

As we move on to Week 4, here is an interesting chart as to which teams have been used or not used:

Team Survivors Who Haven’t Picked This Team
1. Wake Forest (3-0) 13
2. Georgia Tech (3-0) 15
3. Syracuse (1-2) 18
4. No Carolina St. (2-1) 19
5. Boston College (1-2) 24
6. Duke (1-2) 25
7. North Carolina (2-1) 27
8. Miami Fla (3-0) 29
9. Florida St. (2-1) 30
10. Virginia (0-3) 30
11. Clemson (3-0) 30
12. Louisville (3-0) 30
13. Notre Dame (1-2) 31
14. Virginia Tech (2-1) 31
15. Pittsburgh (2-1) 32

Nobody has used Pitt yet.  In any event, good luck to everyone in Week 4!

Confidential Survivor Pool Update: Week 3

Unfortunately, two games into the double-elimination season, a few entrants have been eliminated.  This week’s carnage was caused by a single game–the Duke loss to Wake Forest.  That caused six entrants to receive strikes, two of whom suffered strikes in Week 1.  That means 34 entrants remain.

As we move on to Week 3, here is an interesting chart as to which teams have been used or not used:

Team Survivors Who Haven’t Picked This Team
1. Georgia Tech (2-0) 15
2. Syracuse (1-1) 20
3. Duke (1-1) 25
4. Wake Forest (2-0) 27
5. Boston College (1-1) 27
6. Louisville (2-0) 32
7. No Carolina St. (1-1) 32
8. Virginia (0-2) 32
9. Miami Fla (2-0) 32
10. North Carolina (1-1) 33
11. Virginia Tech (1-1) 33
12. Clemson (2-0) 33
13. Notre Dame (1-1) 33
14. Pittsburgh (2-0) 34
15. Florida St. (2-0) 34

Nobody has used Pitt or Florida State, while only one entrant over two weeks has used UNC, Va Tech, Clemson, and Notre Dame.  Louisville and Miami have only been used by two entrants.

As we move to Week 3, the strategy will become more apparent.  9 ACC teams face a P5 opponent, while Syracuse plays South Florida and Miami travels to App State.  If this was Week 6, you might be forced to pick a team playing a P5 opponent.  On the other hand, saving Florida State for Week 10 is great, but being eliminated in Week 4 is not going to help that cause.

In any event, good luck to everyone in Week 3!

Confidential Survivor Pool Update

Well, with a double-elimination format, nobody was eliminated in Week 1.  Of the 36 participants, all move on to Week 2.

Still, a few folks suffered their first loss.  Three entrants thought that Virginia was a safe bet against FCS neighbor Richmond (more on Virginia here), but suffered a first strike.  And one entrant took the risk of selecting Notre Dame in its opener against Texas.

As we move on to Week 2, here is an interesting chart as to which teams have been used or not used:

Team Survivors Who Haven’t Picked This Team
1. Syracuse (1-0) 22
2. Wake Forest (1-0) 29
3. Duke (1-0) 31
4. Virginia (0-1) 33
5. Georgia Tech (1-0) 34
6. No Carolina St. (1-0) 34
7. Virginia Tech (1-0) 35
8. Louisville (1-0) 35
9. Notre Dame (0-1) 35
10. Miami Fla (1-0) 36
11. Boston College (0-1) 36
12. Pittsburgh (1-0) 36
13. North Carolina (0-1) 36
14. Florida St. (1-0) 36
15. Clemson (1-0) 36

Nobody has used Miami, BC, Pitt, North Carolina, FSU, or Clemson yet.  UNC, Florida State, and Clemson are wise abstains, as they were playing SEC foes (going 2-1!!!).  And BC opened against Georgia Tech–a difficult first game.  Not sure why nobody opted for Miami or Pitt though.

As we move to Week 2, it will be interesting to see how many folks will strategically opt for non-elite schools Georgia Tech (Mercer) and Boston College (UMass) in games that obviously should be wins.  Recall that Georgia Tech has had some close calls in recent years–in the 2014 Orange Bowl victory season, the Yellow Jackets beat Wofford 38-19, beat Tulane 38-21, and then only eked by Georgia Southern 42-38.  In contrast, the Yellow Jackets opened up the 2015 season by beating up on Alcorn State and Tulane, only to finish the season 3-9 (also losing to Virginia along the way).  Boston College, meanwhile, thumped UMass 30-7 in their last matchup.

Anyway, the strategy is yours.  Saving Florida State for Week 10 is great, but being eliminated in Week 4 is not going to help that cause.

Good luck to everyone in Week 2!

ACC College Football Fans: Free Fantasy Football With Prizes!

If you are a fan of ACC football… and a fan of fantasy football… then you have two FREE options to compete against other ACC fans in ACC fantasy football contests.

If you prefer an individual-player fantasy football league, see this page: https://atlanticcoastconfidential.com/2015/08/13/acc-fantasy-football-contest-2015/.  It is a weekly game, rather than a pre-season draft game.  We had fun with it last year and this year will be even better.

If you prefer a survivor-league, we have this:

We are limiting this to the first 100 entrants.  Winner gets $50.00.  See the official rules here:

http://www.officefootballpool.com/pools.cfm?poolid=115035&p=2&pwd=n%2Arbaa

Pool ID Number: 115035
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Games start this week, so get your entries in ASAP!

ACC Fantasy Football: The Survivor-League Schedule Guide

As the Confidential embarks on yet another ACC Survivor League season (details here), here is a helpful guide on all of the games taking place each week of the season.  This will help you determine when to use the (ahem) lesser teams.

Week 1:

North Carolina @ South Carolina

Elon @ Wake Forest

Alcorn State @ Georgia Tech

Duke @ Tulane

Rhode Island @ Syracuse

Wofford @ Clemson

Maine @ Boston College

Youngstown State @ Pitt

Virginia @ UCLA

Louisville @ Auburn

Bethune-Cookman @ Miami

Troy @ NC State

Texas State @ Florida State

Texas @ Notre Dame

Ohio State @ Virginia Tech

Week 2:

Miami @ Florida Atlantic

South Florida @ Florida State

Houston @ Louisville

Wake Forest @ Syracuse

Appalachian State @ Clemson

Howard @ Boston College

Tulane @ Georgia Tech

Notre Dame @ Virginia

Furman @ Virginia Tech

NC Central @ Duke

NC A&T @ North Carolina

Eastern Kentucky @ NC State

Pitt @ Akron

Week 3:

Clemson @ Lousville

Florida State @ Boston College

Illinois @ North Carolina

Wake Forest @ Army

Central Michigan @ Syracuse

Northwestern @ Duke

Georgia Tech @ Notre Dame

Nebraska @ Miami

William & Mary @ Virginia

Virginia Tech @ Purdue

NC State @ Old Dominion

Pitt @ Iowa

Week 4:

Boise State @ Virginia

Northern Illinois @ Boston College

Georgia Tech @ Duke

Samford @ Louisville

Delaware @ North Carolina

NC State @ South Alabama

Virginia Tech @ East Carolina

Indiana @ Wake Forest

LSU @ Syracuse

UMass @ Notre Dame

Week 5:

Miami @ Cincinnati

Boston College @ Duke

Notre Dame @ Clemson

Florida State @ Wake Forest

North Carolina @ Georgia Tech

Louisville @ NC State

Pitt @ Virginia Tech

Week 6:

NC State @ Virginia Tech

Wake Forest @ Boston College

Georgia Tech @ Clemson

Miami @ Florida State

Virginia @ Pitt

Syracuse @ South Florida

Duke @ Army

Navy @ Notre Dame

Week 7:

Boston College @ Clemson

Louisville @ Florida State

Pitt @ Georgia Tech

Virginia Tech @ Miami

Wake Forest @ North Carolina

Syracuse @ Virginia

USC @ Notre Dame

Week 8:

Boston College @ Louisville

Clemson @ Miami

Duke @ Virginia Tech

Florida State @ Georgia Tech

Virginia @ North Carolina

NC State @ Wake Forest

Pitt @ Syracuse

Week 9:

North Carolina @ Pitt

Louisville @ Wake Forest

Virginia Tech @ Boston College

Clemson @ NC State

Miami @ Duke

Syracuse @ Florida State

Georgia Tech @ Virginia

Notre Dame @ Temple

Week 10:

NC State @ Boston College

Florida State @ Clemson

Duke @ North Carolina

Syracuse @ Louisville

Virginia @ Miami

Notre Dame @ Pittsburgh

Week 11:

Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech

Clemson @ Syracuse

Pitt @ Duke

NC State @ Florida State

Virginia @ Louisville

Miami @ North Carolina

Wake Forest @ Notre Dame

Week 12:

Wake Forest @ Clemson

Duke @ Virginia

Chattanooga @ Florida State

Georgia Tech @ Miami

Louisville @ Pitt

North Carolina @ Virginia Tech

Syracuse @ NC State

Boston College @ Notre Dame

Week 13:

Miami @ Pitt

Boston College @ Syracuse

Duke @ Wake Forest

North Carolina @ NC State

Virginia Tech @ Virginia

Florida State @ Florida

Georgia @ Georgia Tech

Louisville @ Kentucky

Clemson @ South Carolina

Notre Dame @ Stanford

Hopefully, this helps!  Good luck in the league this year!

 

 

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