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ACC Football Rankings: Week 11

Each week, the Confidential will rank the top 15 teams (includes Notre Dame) in the A.C.C. and provide a brief explanation for the decision.  Feel free to list your own below or otherwise comment.  Here it goes for week 11:

  1. Clemson 9-1.  After flirting with disaster against Troy and NC State, Clemson finally lost a game to Pitt.  In fairness, this is a decent Pitt team that has beaten Penn State.  But it is the same Pitt that lost to Miami.  The only thing keeping Clemson here is the head-to-head win over Louisville.  Next up: @ Wake Forest.
  2. Louisville 9-1. The Cardinals have an argument for #1 that goes like this… Clemson lost to Pitt, we lost to Clemson–a much better team than Pitt.  However, Louisville did not play Pitt.  And Louisville played Clemson and lost.  Meanwhile, it is odd that Louisville’s conference season is already over.  They travel to Houston for a Thursday tilt against the 8-2 Cougars before playing Kentucky to end the season.  Next up: @ Houston.
  3. Florida State 7-3.  There is an argument for each of the three 7-3 teams to be #3.  North Carolina beat FSU, which is the same logic used above to separate Clemson and Louisville.  However, UNC was drubbed by middling Duke and Virginia Tech, who has lost to middling Syracuse and Georgia Tech.  Meanwhile, the Seminoles have not lost to a team with a worse record, as Louisville, Clemson, and North Carolina are a combined 25-5.  The Seminoles squeak into the #3 spot.  Next up: @ Syracuse.
  4. Virginia Tech 7-3. The Hokies had won three straight headed into a home game with Georgia Tech, where they lost by 10.  Georgia Tech is not horrible, but this was a game that Virginia Tech could have won to show some separation from the rest of the Coastal.  Not to be.  Given Va Tech’s domination of UNC, they get the edge at #4 though.  Next up: @ Notre Dame.
  5. North Carolina 7-3. The Tar Heels were on target to go 10-2, but then they lost to Duke–giving the Blue Devils their only ACC win of the season so far.  Sigh.  While UNC can get to 9-3 with wins over Citadel and NC State, it is just not the same.  Next up: Citadel.
  6. Miami 6-4.  After four straight wins, Miami loss four straight (including to Notre Dame).  Now, Miami has won two straight by a combined score of 85-42.  They beat Pitt, who just beat Clemson.  They also won @ Georgia Tech. They have been “back” and “not back” all season.  With a trip to NC State (who needs a win to get to bowl eligibility) and hosting Duke, perhaps we will really find out.  Next up: @ NC State.
  7. Pitt 6-4.  Pitt had a great win over Clemson, and has another great win over Penn State.  But losses to very good teams like Oklahoma State, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech also happened.  And Pitt also was blown out by Miami.  Against a tough schedule, Pitt has had a “good” season.  Winning out would be nice, with remaining home games against Duke and Syracuse (both teams are 4-6).  Next up: Duke.
  8. Georgia Tech 6-4.  Georgia Tech’s upset win over Virginia Tech got the Yellow Jackets to bowl eligibility.  With games against Virginia and Georgia, 8-4 is not out of the question.  Other than Virginia Tech, however, the wins are not all that impressive: Vandy, BC, Mercer, Duke, and Georgia Southern.  But that win over Virginia Tech separates Georgia Tech from Wake Forest.  Next up: Virginia.
  9. Wake Forest 6-4.  Wake Forest has six wins, but none of them are over teams that are bowl-eligible at the moment.  Wake has also lost to Army and NC State.  Kind of a gift to allow the Demon Deacons to be ahead of NC State, but it has had the better season overall.  Wake can get another win by beating Boston College at home.  Next up: Clemson.
  10. NC State 5-5.  At 5-5, NC State has a win over Wake Forest.  Otherwise, NC State’s wins are over teams below them in these standings (Notre Dame, Syracuse), Old Dominion, and William and Mary.  Losses to East Carolina and Boston College happened.  Really, this is a huge drop off from top 9 to #10 and beyond in the ACC.  Games against Miami and North Carolina can get NC State bowling, but it will not be easy.  Next up: Miami.
  11. Duke 4-6.  This Duke team is not very good, but it beat Notre Dame and North Carolina this year.  To get to bowl eligibility, the Blue Devils will need to win at Miami and Pittsburgh.  Possible, but 0-2 is also possible.  Also possible is that Duke will get one win and get a bowl invite at 5-7 due to APR standings.  Next up: @ Pitt.
  12. Notre Dame 4-6.  The Fighting Irish are 4-6.  The best win was Miami, who sits at 6-4.  The remainder of wins are Army, Syracuse, and Nevada.  With the exception of Navy (7-2), the losses are to programs all disappointed with their seasons so far, such as Texas (5-5), Michigan State (3-7), Duke (4-6), NC State (5-5), and Stanford (7-3).  Wow.  Next up: Virginia Tech.
  13. Syracuse 4-6.  Syracuse has had its moments, but the loss of QB Eric Dungey doomed them in a winnable game against North Carolina State.  There are theoretical ways for Syracuse to make a bowl game, but they will need wins against FSU and Pitt to do so.  Theory meet reality.  The Orange are trending in the right direction though.  Next up: FSU.
  14. Boston College 4-6.  The Eagles win over NC State was a nice boost, and with games against UConn and Wake Forest remaining, bowl eligibility is not out of the question.  But this Eagles team is a clear #14, having lost to Syracuse and having only one conference win overall.  Next up: UConn.
  15. Virginia 2-8.  With only two wins, Virginia is easily the #15 team.  Every other ACC team has at least 4 wins overall.  Anything can happen in the final two road games at Georgia Tech and at rival Virginia Tech, but a 2-10 record is a legitimate possibility.  Next up: @ Georgia Tech.

So, what do you think?  How would you change these rankings?

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Confidential Survivor Pool Update: Week 11

Down to three teams without any strikes and nine teams overall.  Why?  Notre Dame tripped up a few entrants (myself included), while some were stuck using Virginia (which almost proved to be a good thing).  So, here is the chart of who is left, with the top three still unscathed:

No Entry Name Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Wk7 Wk8 Wk9 Wk10
1 BCEAGLE74 WF GT NCST BC PITT CLEM LOU UNC ND
VTC
MIA
2 MIKEMAB2000 DUKE BC WF UNC MIA CLEM GT SYR LOU
VTC
FSU
3 UOFL223 WF GT NCST BC ND CLEM LOU UNC VTC
FSU
MIA
4 CDWHIT09 DUKE BC NCST VTC PITT CLEM GT LOU WF
UNC
FSU
5 DRANDYT WF DUKE NCST SYR BC PITT LOU UNC CLEM
FSU
VTC
6 JFLIPPEN SYR GT NCST VTC BC DUKE FSU LOU WF
CLEM
UNC
7 MADCADDIES6 WF GT NCST BC PITT CLEM FSU LOU VTC
ND
MIA
8 MYKCITTY WF GT NCST BC PITT DUKE ND UNC LOU
CLEM
FSU
9 RIGHT PROFILE SYR GT WF BC PITT DUKE FSU UNC NCST
CLEM
LOU

Anyway, good luck in Week 11 everyone!

 

ACC Fantasy Football: Week 11Recap!

Thanks to all those who continue to participate in our weekly fantasy football league!  It is a free game.  There is a prize on a season-long basis.  The rules are here.   Feel free to enter the season-long game.  These are the results from Week 11–individual team results are located here in the comments section.  In any event, here is the week 10 recap:

As always, this is done by hand so the potential for error is there.  It is final in 48 hours.

RESULTS

With 9 entries, 4 teams get wins (bold), 4 teams get losses, and 1 team gets a tie (italic):

MSU = 139.9 pts

Chrislords = 138.9 pts

HHuntley = 127.4 pts

Commander = 112.9 pts

Josh V = 110.9 pts

LD = 110.1 pts

ACwolfpacker = 107.8 pts

Lenville = 105.0 points

Brian = 89.0 pts

 

STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 11:

  1. Accwolfpacker  7-3-1 (15 pts–in a hypothetical 2 pts per win, 1 pt per tie format)
  2. Commander 7-4; MSU Bulldog 7-4 (14 pts)
  3. LenvilleCards 6-3-2 (14 pts)
  4. LD 6-5  (12 pts)
  5. HHuntley17   4-6-1 (9 pts)
  6. Brian 3-6-2 (8 pts)
  7. Josh V  2-5-4 (8 pts)
  8. Chrislords  3-8 (6 pts)

With two weeks left, the top 4 are separated by one point!  And LD is only 3 points out of first place.  Going to go down to the wire obviously…

GREAT JOB BY EVERYONE!   On to Week 12….

Confidential Survivor League Update Week 11

The Confidential runs two fantasy football leagues each year… an individual player league (see here) and a double-elimination survivor league.  We are down to 16teams, as a few entrants decided to go against the grain and pick upsets THIS week.   All 16 teams remaining went with one of FSU, ND, Clemson, or Louisville.  Next week should be interesting with a lot of close matchups.

Survivor Pool Standings and Poolwide Picks

No User Name Wk4 Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Wk7 Wk8 Wk9 Wk10
1 4 TIME DUKE NCST LOU FSU ND VIRG UNC CLEM MIA
LOU
ND
2 BCEAGLE74 WF BC NCST ND FSU DUKE UNC LOU CLEM MIA
CLEM
ND
3 INTOTH WF BC VIRG LOU FSU DUKE CLEM UNC ND NCST
LOU
CLEM
4 SUATO92 SYR BC WF ND FSU DUKE UNC LOU CLEM MIA
CLEM
ND
5 UOFL223 GT SYR NCST LOU FSU DUKE UNC PITT CLEM MIA
LOU
ND
6 ACAFFREY NCST BC VIRG LOU FSU DUKE UNC SYR CLEM ND
CLEM
LOU
7 CLEMSON82 SYR DUKE VIRG NCST FSU BC UNC PITT LOU ND
CLEM
LOU
8 HHUNTLEY17 BC VTC VIRG UNC FSU DUKE CLEM LOU GT ND
ND
LOU
9 LD17 SYR BC VIRG LOU FSU DUKE UNC NCST GT MIA
ND
LOU
10 LENVILLEC WF DUKE VIRG UNC VTC ND CLEM LOU FSU NCST
LOU
ND
11 MADCADDI GT BC VIRG ND FSU PITT UNC LOU DUKE CLEM
LOU
ND
12 MSU_DAW WF PITT VIRG UNC FSU DUKE CLEM LOU GT MIA
ND
FSU
13 RIGHT PRO WF BC UNC LOU FSU DUKE VIRG PITT GT MIA
LOU
ND
14 SNATCH AD PITT NCST SYR VTC FSU ND CLEM DUKE LOU UNC
ND
FSU
15 TWOHOOS WF BC VIRG LOU GT DUKE UNC NCST FSU ND
CLEM
ND
16 WAHOO 88 SYR BC VIRG UNC GT DUKE CLEM NCST FSU MIA
LOU
ND

Confidential Fantasy Football Game: Week 11 Entry Page

Even if you missed out on Weeks 1 through 10, the Confidential’s Fantasy Football Game is still joinable in Week 11.  You can certainly be a spoiler.  As those who entered know, the game is free and simple… just pick your team.  See rules.  Here is the recap of Week 10 and the standings.  To enter, just comment with your entry for Week 10.

RETURNING ENTRANTS, PLEASE KINDLY POST BOTH LAST WEEK’S ROSTER AND YOUR ROSTER FOR THIS WEEK!  IT WILL BE GREATLY HELPFUL!

ENTRY DEADLINE 7:29 P.M. on THURSDAY NOV 12, 2015!

Good luck to all!

Week 11 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 11 results:

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The Confidential’s ACC Standings Poll: Week 11

It is now November.  The season is down to its final month of regular season games.  The ACC has identified a few teams that are weak (Wake Forest and Syracuse), and several that are mediocre (Virginia, Virginia Tech, Pitt, North Carolina, and perhaps North Carolina State).  Still, that leaves eight teams that are something more than mediocre and let’s see how they stand in the correspondents poll.

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Fantasy Football Entry Page: Week 11

Remember, the Confidential’s Fantasy Football game is structured to allow late entries.  THERE IS STILL TIME TO ENTER AND WIN THE OVERALL CONTEST!

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.

Here are the standings:

OVERALL PRIZE STANDINGS:

1. Brian & Lenville Cards 3

3. M Caffrey   2 wins

4. Josh Vickery & ACaffrey 1 win

6.  The other billions of people on the planet  0 wins

For Week 109 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!!!! 

 

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