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ACC Football Rankings: Week 13

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 13:

  1. Clemson 11-1.  Clemson destroyed rival South Carolina to end up 11-1 and just one game away from a playoffs appearance.  Virginia Tech is on a bit of a roll–should be quite a matchup. Next up: Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship Game.
  2. Louisville 9-3. The Cardinals have not had a second half with nearly as much impressiveness as the first half of the season.  The losses to Clemson and Houston can be excused, but the close games against Duke and Virginia (a combined 6-18) raised some questions.  The loss to rival Kentucky is inexcusable.  At the same time, it is hard to drop Louisville below a Florida State team it crushed and a Virginia Tech team that lost to 4-8 Syracuse.  In other words, #2 by default.  Next up: A nice bowl game.
  3. Florida State 9-3.  The Seminoles took care of Florida handily to claim state-wide domination for yet another season.  It would be interesting to see if Louisville could beat Florida State this Saturday, but, alas, they played at Louisville destroyed the Seminoles in a way that just cannot justify FSU leapfrogging a Louisville team with the same record.  Next up: a nice bowl game.
  4. Virginia Tech 9-3. The Hokies arguably deserve the #2 nod by beating Virginia to win the Coastal.  But Virginia Tech lost to Syracuse–easily the worst loss among the three 9-3 teams.  Also, Virginia Tech avoided the top 3 teams in these standings–something that the top 3 teams were unable to do (Clemson went 2-0, Louisville 1-1, FSU 0-2).   The Hokies get their chance to prove themselves with the Championship Game against Clemson.  Next up: Clemson in the ACC Championship Game.
  5. Pitt 8-4.  There are four Coastal teams at 8-4.  Of these, Pitt played the toughest OOC schedule, with 10-2 Penn State and 9-2 Oklahoma State.  They split those games.  They lost to UNC by 1, to Va Tech by 3, and the only real blowout loss was to Miami.  They also are the only team to beat Clemson.  There are many arguments to be made here, but we’ll go with Pitt at #5.  Next up: a decent bowl game.
  6. North Carolina 8-4. The Tar Heels beat Miami, Pitt, and Georgia Tech–which ordinarily should mean an easy slotting in at #5.  But it is hard to get by losses to Duke and NC State, a combined 10-14.  Again, a decent argument for #5.   Next up: a decent bowl game.
  7. Miami 8-4.  Miami beat Pitt badly.  Miami also beat Georgia Tech.  But the overall weak OOC schedule is likely what made Miami 8-4, and that includes a loss to one of the worst Notre Dame teams in recent history.  Still, a good year for the Hurricanes to build off of… with the other three losses coming to teams with a combined record of 26-10.  Next up: a decent bowl game.
  8. Georgia Tech 8-4.  Georgia Tech beat rival Georgia to get to 8-4, a very nice rebound year for the Yellow Jackets.  No dreadful losses.  A nice win over Virginia Tech.  Having lost to all three 8-4 teams, they get stuck with the #8 slot.  Next up: a decent bowl game.
  9. NC State 6-6.  NC State’s chances of a bowl game required a win at North Carolina.  And they got it.  Coupled with a win over Wake Forest, NC State easily gets the #9 slot.  Next up: a bowl game.
  10. Wake Forest 6-6.  Losses to Army and Boston College take some of the glee out of this otherwise good season for the Demon Deacons.  Next up: a bowl game.
  11. Boston College 6-6.  The Eagles won two conference road games…NC State and Wake Forest to get to 6 wins and bowl eligibility.  With a super soft OOC schedule, they did what they needed to do.  Despite losing to Syracuse, B.C. gets the extra practices and bowl swag.  It is what it is.  Next up: a bowl game.
  12. Duke 4-8.  Duke’s loss to Miami ended the season on a sour note at 4-8.  Duke did beat Notre Dame though.  Next up: 2017.
  13. Notre Dame 4-8.  Notre Dame’s loss to USC ended the season on a sour note at 4-8.  Notre Dame did beat Syracuse though.  Next up: 2017.
  14. Syracuse 4-8.  Syracuse’s loss to Pitt was exciting, but ended the season on a sour note at 4-8.  Syracuse did do amazing things on offense, even in the finale with its backup QB and an injured squad.  Next up: 2017.
  15. Virginia 2-10.  After beginning the season with a loss to in-state Richmond, the Wahoos finished the season with a loss to in-state rival Virginia Tech.  The latter was no surprise.  Next up: 2017.

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

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Confidential Survivor Pool Update: Week 13

Down to four teams overall, as Notre Dame led to one casualty.  So, here is the chart of who is left:

No Entry Name Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Wk7 Wk8 Wk9 Wk10 Wk11 Wk12
1 MIKEMAB2000 DUKE BC WF UNC MIA CLEM GT SYR LOU
VTC
FSU
ND
NCST
CLEM
UNC
2 BCEAGLE74 WF GT NCST BC PITT CLEM LOU UNC ND
VTC
MIA
SYR
FSU
FSU
CLEM
3 DRANDYT WF DUKE NCST SYR BC PITT LOU UNC CLEM
FSU
VTC
ND
MIA
FSU
GT
4 RIGHT PROFILE SYR GT WF BC PITT DUKE FSU UNC NCST
CLEM
LOU
MIA
ND
CLEM
GT
5 UOFL223 WF GT NCST BC ND CLEM LOU UNC VTC
FSU
MIA
SYR
DUKE
CLEM
FSU

Going to be interesting to see how this coming week plays out.  MIKEMAB2000 remains the only entrant without a loss yet.

Anyway, good luck in Week 12 everyone!

 

ACC Fantasy Football: Week 13 Recap & FINAL!

Thanks to all those who continue to participate in our weekly fantasy football league!  It was a free game.  The rules were here.   It is now over.

These are the results from Week 13–individual team results are located here in the comments section.  In any event, here is the week 13 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):

Josh V = 153.4 pts

Commander = 148.5 pts

MSU = 146.5 pts

Brian = 141.5 pts

HHuntley = 133.5 pts

Lenville = 129.3 points

Chrislords = 126.5 pts

ACwolfpacker = 107.5 pts

LD = 87.6 pts

 

FINAL STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 13:

  1. Commander 9-4; MSU Bulldog 9-4 (18pts)
  2. Accwolfpacker  7-4-2 (16 pts)
  3. LenvilleCards 6-4-2 (14 pts)
  4. LD 6-7  (12 pts)
  5. Brian 5-6-2 (12 pts)
  6. HHuntley17   4-7-2 (10 pts)
  7. Josh V  3-6-4 (10 pts)
  8. Chrislords  4-9 (8 pts)

Thus, we have a two-way tie between myself (Commander) and MSU Bulldog.  As a reminder, here are the tiebreakers:

The team with the best record after the week of November 28th is the winner.  If there are ties, they will be resolved by which team had the most wins.  Next, the team with the better record head-to-head all season.  If there is still a tie, most points on the season.  Beyond that, the prize is just split.  The Confidential does not flip coins or penalty kicks or any other lame tiebreakers.

The first tiebreaker–most wins… remains a tie.

The second tiebreaker–head-to-head record… is as follows:

  • Week 13: Commander wins
  • Week 12: MSU wins
  • Week 11: MSU wins
  • Week 10: MSU wins
  • Week 9: MSU wins
  • Week 8: MSU wins
  • Week 7: Commander wins
  • Week 6: Commander wins
  • Week 5: MSU wins
  • Week 4: Commander wins
  • Week 3: MSU wins
  • Week 2: Commander wins
  • Week 1: Commander wins

Thus, MSU has 7 weekly wins over Commander and wins the second tiebreaker!  Congrats to MSU Bulldogs!  Contact the Confidential on Twitter (acconfi) or via email @ afc44enterprises@yahoo.com to claim your prize via PayPal!

GREAT JOB BY EVERYONE!   Hope to see you all in 2016!

Confidential Survivor League Update: Week 13

The Confidential’s Survivor Pool is now complete!  With 32 entrants, 16 were eliminated heading into the final week.  5 more were eliminated after Week 13, leaving 11 teams.  Congrats to 4 TIME CHAMPS-FINGERS CROSSED and INTOTHEMEATGRINDER who are the only teams without a loss yet.  The remaining teams have one loss.

Now, we head into the post-season and bowl season.  Good luck to all remaining teams (as I have been eliminated).

Standings:

No User Name Wk4 Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Wk7 Wk8 Wk9 Wk10 Wk11 Wk12
1 4 TIME CHAMPS- GT DUKE NCST LOU FSU ND VIRG UNC CLEM MIA
LOU
ND
FSU
NCST
CLEM
UNC
2 INTOTHEMEAT WF BC VIRG LOU FSU DUKE CLEM UNC ND NCST
LOU
CLEM
FSU
ND
UNC
DUKE
3 BCEAGLE74 WF BC NCST ND FSU DUKE UNC LOU CLEM MIA
CLEM
ND
FSU
NCST
PITT
UNC
4 CLEMSON82 SYR DUKE VIRG NCST FSU BC UNC PITT LOU ND
CLEM
LOU
CLEM
ND
DUKE
VTC
5 LD17 SYR BC VIRG LOU FSU DUKE UNC NCST GT MIA
ND
LOU
FSU
NCST
CLEM
DUKE
6 LENVILLECARDS WF DUKE VIRG UNC VTC ND CLEM LOU FSU NCST
LOU
ND
FSU
CLEM
DUKE
UNC
7 MADCADDIES6 GT BC VIRG ND FSU PITT UNC LOU DUKE CLEM
LOU
ND
FSU
CLEM
DUKE
VTC
8 MSU_DAWGS02 WF PITT VIRG UNC FSU DUKE CLEM LOU GT MIA
ND
FSU
CLEM
ND
UNC
DUKE
9 SUATO92 SYR BC WF ND FSU DUKE UNC LOU CLEM MIA
CLEM
ND
UNC
FSU
PITT
DUKE
10 TWOHOOS WF BC VIRG LOU GT DUKE UNC NCST FSU ND
CLEM
ND
FSU
NCST
DUKE
LOU
11 UOFL223 GT SYR NCST LOU FSU DUKE UNC PITT CLEM MIA
LOU
ND
NCST
CLEM
BC
UNC

 

Confidential Fantasy Football Game: Week 13 Entry Page

There is a three-way tie for first place heading into this week!  As those who entered know, the game is free and simple… just pick your team.  See rules.  Here is the recap of Week 12 the standings.  To enter, just comment with your entry for Week 13.

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

ENTRY DEADLINE 11:59 A.M. on FRIDAY NOV 27, 2015!

Good luck to all!

Week 13 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 14 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 13 results:

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Confidential Survivor Pool Update: Winner

And there it is.  Drew_WMS has won the survivor pool!  His picks of UNC and Pitt this week did the trick!  And now he wins the $40 prize!

Congratulations to Drew_WMS and special thanks to all the participants!

The Confidential’s ACC Standings Poll: Week 13

It is now mid-November.  The season is down to its final weeks.  The Atlantic is clear, the Coastal is essentially down to two teams.  Here is how the correspondents view the top 10 in the ACC:

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Fantasy Football Entry Page: Week 13

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

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. MCaffrey & ACaffrey  2 wins

5. Josh Vickery  & Mr. Tar Heel 1 win

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

For Week 12 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…

Confidential Survivor Pool Update: Week 13

An then there were six.  With Duke and Notre Dame losing, 10 entrants were eliminated, leaving only six in the running for the prize.

Here are the folks still in the running, as well as the picks that they have used to date:

1 CDWHIT09 BC DUKE PITT NCST VTC FSU ND LOU CLEM
ND
MIA
CLEM
LOU
NCST
FSU
2 DREW_WMS GT CLEM PITT NCST VIRG LOU ND DUKE BC
ND
MIA
CLEM
DUKE
FSU
NCST
3 JFLIPPEN NCST LOU MIA DUKE VIRG FSU ND CLEM BC
MIA
ND
CLEM
FSU
NCST
UNC
4 MSU_DAWGS02 SYR WF ND BC VIRG FSU MIA LOU CLEM
ND
MIA
CLEM
DUKE
FSU
NCST
5 TWOHOOS SYR WF ND NCST VIRG LOU MIA CLEM BC
ND
MIA
DUKE
FSU
FSU
NCST
6 WAHOO 88 SYR WF GT BC VIRG CLEM ND LOU MIA
MIA
ND
DUKE
FSU
NCST
UNC

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