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ACC Football Rankings: Week 5

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 5:

  1. Louisville 4-0. The Cardinals are averaging 63 points per game.  That makes the 58 points against Marshall a disappointment.  And it is odd that Marshall scored more points against Louisville than Florida State.  But all eyes–including GameDay–turn to Death Valley where Louisville faces its toughest test of the regular season (well, maybe it will be @ Houston).  If Louisville can get by this one, look out.  But Clemson has the offense and defense to keep up with Louisville, and home field should be an advantage.
  2. Clemson 4-0.  While Louisville has looked impressive racking up its 4 wins, Clemson has not.  The nice win over Georgia Tech is another step in the right direction.  Louisville coming to town will be Clemson’s biggest challenge to date as Lamar Jackson is every bit the QB that Watson is.  The Heisman hype has shifted from Watson to Jackson too.  This should be a great game.
  3. Florida State 3-1.  Florida State’s offense put up 55 points on a decent South Florida defense.  But the defense is allowing a lot of points.  With North Carolina coming to town, things need to get righted pretty quick.  The playoff picture may be bleak for the Seminoles, but a prime bowl is still in the mix.
  4. Miami 3-0.  Miami got a week off… giving them two weeks to prepare for Georgia Tech’s unique offense.  That is a nice advantage.  This is the type of game Miami has lost during the past decade.  They are only cautiously slotted at #4.
  5. Wake Forest 4-0.  The Confidential told you that the Demon Deacons had the potential for 9 wins.  And they are already almost halfway there.  NC State is a big rivalry game, and it is on the road (again).  If they can win this one, a bowl is almost a certainty.
  6. Virginia Tech 3-1. This was a tough one.  Both Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech lost to highly ranked teams, with Clemson being a better team than Tennessee.  Both teams beat Boston College, Virginia Tech very handily.  But the Hokies are really starting to put up some offensive and defensive numbers… cannot ignore that.  East Carolina has been a thorn, but was quickly weeded and dispatched.  
  7. Georgia Tech 3-1.  The Yellow Jackets are 3-1, with only a loss to Clemson… no shame in that.  If the Yellow Jackets can beat Miami, they will rise substantially.
  8. North Carolina 3-1. The Tar Heels have three straight wins, as 2016 is setting up just like 2015–a disappointing loss to an SEC team that fades into obscurity and then a lot of wins.  But this year, Florida State is on the schedule.  And a trip to the Seminoles will show whether North Carolina is going to have a season similar to last year.
  9. Pittsburgh 2-2.  The Panthers have now lost two straight… albeit to decent teams.  Penn State is not the Penn State of old though, and Pitt seems to be taking a step back all of the sudden.  They get Marshall this week, who just got a taste of Louisville.  They will be ready.
  10. NC State 2-1.  NC State gets to host Wake Forest this week.  In August, this game looked like a tune-up game.  Now, Wake is 4-0 and has some momentum.  Things get pretty scary if NC State loses this game.  With Notre Dame replacing one of their four annual OOC cupcakes, and the other Atlantic foes looking solid, there are few spots for wins after this game.
  11. Duke 2-2.  Duke rebounded from the loss to Northwestern by beating Notre Dame at Notre Dame.  In fact, Notre Dame went ahead and fired its defensive coordinator thereafter.  Virginia comes to town, fresh off a win off its first win.  And with Army looming, Duke is still in the hunt for bowl eligibility.
  12. Notre Dame 1-3.  Notre Dame is in trouble.  Brian Kelly fired the defensive coordinator.  Texas is better, but not Texas.  Michigan State is good, but looked terrible against Wisconsin.  And Duke is not a juggernaut this year.  If Notre Dame cannot beat a Syracuse team that is giving up points aplenty, it is time to panic.
  13. Syracuse 2-2.  The Orange got past UConn, which is nice.  The offense is struggling to put up points, but generally moving the ball.  The defense is porous, but did better against UConn’s deliberate offense.  Few Orange fans expected a win against Notre Dame, and fewer still expected a win after the losses to Louisville and South Florida.  Somehow, however, Notre Dame’s struggles are giving the ‘Cuse optimism.  We’ll see.
  14. Boston College 2-2.  Boston College beat up on Wagner, and its embarrassingly easy OOC schedule continues with Buffalo next.  Not the Bills, but the Bulls–losers to Albany this year.  If B.C. is to have any chance of a bowl, it has to win this week.
  15. Virginia 1-3.  Virginia got a win!  A win is a win, and Central Michigan is no pushover.  Next up?  A trip to Duke.

So, what do you think?  Are we being too harsh on Georgia Tech for a loss to Clemson?  Is Florida State too high given their defensive woes?  Any other errors in your opinion?

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Confidential Survivor Pool Update: Week 5

After four weeks, we are already down to only 21 entrants without a single strike.  This week, the Notre Dame game tripped up several people, including one that suffered a second strike and elimination.  Thus, we are down to 31 total entrants (and, again, 10 of them have a strike).

As we move on to Week 5, here is the chart as to which teams have been used or not used:

Team Survivors Who Haven’t Picked This Team
1. Boston College (2-2) 9
2. Wake Forest (4-0) 11
3. Georgia Tech (3-1) 14
4. Syracuse (2-2) 16
5. No Carolina St. (2-1) 19
6. North Carolina (3-1) 23
7. Duke (2-2) 24
8. Virginia Tech (3-1) 26
9. Notre Dame (1-3) 26
10. Louisville (4-0) 27
11. Miami Fla (3-0) 28
12. Florida St. (3-1) 28
13. Clemson (4-0) 29
14. Virginia (1-3) 30
15. Pittsburgh (2-2) 31

It would have been a good week to use Virginia, as they were able to overcome Central Michigan–a team that beat Oklahoma State, who beat Pitt.  Meanwhile, nobody has selected Pitt yet–hard to believe.  Will that change this week, with Pitt playing Marshall?  We’ll see.

 

ACC Fantasy Football: Week 5 Recap

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.  But this post is about the results from Week 5–individual team results are located here in the comments section.  So here we go:

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):

LD = 103.8 pts

MSU = 93.2 pts

Commander = 91.7 pts

ACwolfpacker = 91.0 pts

Brian = 84.2 pts

Chrislords = 83,6 pts

Lenville = 77.8 pts

Josh V = 73,6 pts

HHuntley = 56.6 pts

STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 5 :

  • Accwolfpacker  5-0
  • Brian 3-1-1
  • LenvilleCards 3-2
  • Commander 3-2
  • HHuntley17   2-2-1
  • LD   2-3
  • MSU Bulldog   2-3
  • Chrislords  1-4
  • Josh V   0-3-2

GREAT JOB BY EVERYONE!   On to Week 6….

Confidential Survivor League Update

The Confidential runs two fantasy football leagues each year… an individual player league (see here) and a double-elimination survivor league.  So far, the survivor league has been slow to eliminate participants, as it is not hard to find cupcake matchups.  But things are going to get real serious this week as every matchup is a good one:

Sat, Oct-03 9:00 AM Boston College at Duke 0.0
Sat, Oct-03 9:00 AM Florida St. at Wake Forest 0.0
Sat, Oct-03 9:00 AM Louisville at No Carolina St. 0.0
Thu, Oct-01 4:30 PM Miami Fla at Cincinnati 0.0
Sat, Oct-03 9:00 AM North Carolina at Georgia Tech 0.0
Sat, Oct-03 9:00 AM Notre Dame at Clemson 0.0
Sat, Oct-03 9:00 AM Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech 0.0

In any event, with 32 entrants, 30 are eliminated and two have suffered one of their two defeats:

No User Name Wk4 Wk1 Wk2 Wk3
1 4 TIME CHAMPS-FINGERS CROSSED GT DUKE NCST LOU
2 ACAFFREY (COMMANDER CAFFREY) NCST BC VIRG LOU
3 ANDR00MAJ WF BC VIRG NCST
4 ANJAC FSU PITT CLEM ND
5 BCEAGLE74 WF BC NCST ND
6 CDWHIT09 WF MIA NCST LOU
7 CLEMSON82 SYR DUKE VIRG NCST
8 DREW_WMS SYR BC WF LOU
9 DSHRIMPTONIV WF PITT VIRG NCST
10 HHUNTLEY17 BC VTC VIRG UNC
11 HOOPULLEDMYWEAVE MIA VTC VIRG UNC
12 INFIELDIN WF SYR VIRG LOU
13 INTOTHEMEATGRINDER WF BC VIRG LOU
14 JFLIPPEN BC NCST VIRG LOU
15 LD17 SYR BC VIRG LOU
16 LENVILLECARDS WF DUKE VIRG UNC
17 MADCADDIES6 GT BC VIRG ND
18 MCAFFREY ND BC NCST LOU
19 MR. TAR HEEL WF BC SYR LOU
20 MSU_DAWGS02 WF PITT VIRG UNC
21 PAGING_DR_HOO WF SYR VIRG UNC
22 RIGHT PROFILE WF BC UNC LOU
23 RIVES33 BC DUKE VIRG LOU
24 SUATO92 SYR BC WF ND
25 TANNYBOGUS CLEM GT MIA LOU
26 TWOHOOS WF BC VIRG LOU
27 UOFL223 GT SYR NCST LOU
28 WAHOO 88 SYR BC VIRG UNC
29 MIKEMAB2000 WF BC VIRG VTC
30 SNATCH ADAMS PITT NCST SYR VTC

Confidential Fantasy Football Game: Week 5 Entry Page

Even if you missed out on Weeks 1 through 4, the Confidential’s Fantasy Football Game is still joinable in Week 5.  Chances are, you cannot catch the leaders.  But 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 4 and the standings.  Looks like some familiar names at the top of the standings.

To enter, just comment with your entry for Week 5.  Things get real this week, as there are no FCS teams to pad stats against.  And some very good matchups!

You are allowed one free roster change each week.  For each other change, there is a loss of one point in this week’s scoring…. a maximum of 5 point deduction.  At the same time, there is a potential 5 point bonus for having roster diversity.  If you want the same roster as last week, just do nothing.  If you want to change your roster or join anew, just comment below.

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 OCT. 1

Good luck to all!

The Confidential’s ACC Standings Poll: Week 5 Updated

As we enter Week 5, things are supposed to get easier, not more jumbled.  Georgia Tech was not supposed to beat Virginia Tech.  Pitt was not supposed to lose to Iowa.  And so on.  Anyway, with all precincts now reporting (that is why we are updating this) here we go:

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ACC FANTASY FOOTBALL: WEEK 5 ENTRY PAGE!

See below for this week’s prize!

Remember, the Confidential’s Fantasy Football game is structured to allow late entries.  THERE IS STILL TIME TO ENTER AND WIN!  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.  Right now, Lenville has 2 wins, while ACaffrey and MCaffrey have 1 win.  Plenty of time for someone else to enter and win the $75.00 prize.

For points-centric folks, we ran a contest for most points from Week 1 to Week 4. Congrats to Brian for winning the $25.00 prize.  Not bad for a free fantasy football league.

For Week 4 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.

The prize for Week 5 will be $1 for each legitimate entry by a person, with a maximum of $10.00. 

Get the entries in by 12:00 pm EST Saturday, September 27, 2014.  GO ACC!

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