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ACC Football Rankings: Week 8

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 8:

  1. Clemson 7-0.  Beating opponents is good, but Clemson has certainly kept it close and interesting all season long.  Live by the sword, die by the sword.  If you are going to do that, someone will trip you up eventually.  Two weeks to prepare for Florida State in another epic battle.
  2. Louisville 5-1. The Cardinals got a week off to rest and prepare for Duke, but looked like it never bothered to wake up.  While Duke’s defense may be stout, Louisville was still expected to score a bit more than 24 points.  A win is a win.  Next up: North Carolina State, who is not far down these standings at the moment.
  3. Florida State 5-2.  Look whose back!  After a win over a Wake Forest team that seems to be very real, especially on defense, the Seminoles are 5-2.  Like Clemson, FSU gets two weeks to prepare for their matchup.
  4. NC State 4-2.  NC State came a 33-yard field goal away from beating Clemson.  A loss in overtime shows that North Carolina State is legitimate.  Still a lot of work to do to keep and maintain what may be a temporary spot at #4.  Next up is a trip to Louisville.
  5. Wake Forest 5-2.  Yes, that is 5 straight Atlantic teams at the top of the standings.  Who else?  Wake Forest has lost to two teams–5-2 Florida State and 4-2 NC State.  Va Tech lost to Syracuse, but Wake Forest beat them.  Hard to NOT put the Demon Deacons here.  Two weeks to prepare for Army and bowl eligibility that comes with a win there.
  6. Virginia Tech 4-2. Syracuse is not yet a good team.  And they handled Virginia Tech at home.  While the Hokies were in the drivers’ seat in the Coastal entering this game, everything is a mess now.  Next up–5 days to prepare for Miami.
  7. North Carolina 5-2. The Tar Heels did fine at Miami to improve to 5-2.  When you start comparing losses, it is hard to put North Carolina up higher just yet.  The Coastal will sort itself out over time.  Next up is Virginia and a chance to get bowl eligibility already.
  8. Miami 4-2.  With a chance to put away the ghost of mediocre coaches past, Miami has now lost two straight.  While the talent at Florida State and North Carolina speaks for itself, Miami is again looking at a tough slate to get to 8 or 9 wins.  5 days to prepare for a trip to Virginia Tech.  Then a trip to Notre Dame, who may be fighting for bowl eligibility.  And so on.
  9. Pittsburgh 5-2.  After beating Virginia, Pitt is quietly 5-2.  The wins are OK–Penn State, Georgia Tech, etc.  But the schedule gets much tougher in the second half: Virginia Tech, @Miami, @ Clemson, Duke, Syracuse.  A bowl is likely, obviously, but can Pitt get that far beyond 6 wins?
  10. Georgia Tech 4-3.  As expected, Georgia Tech beat Georgia Southern to get to 4-3.  And now they get 14 days to prepare for Duke.  At least the Georgia game at the end of the season looks more winnable.
  11. Duke 3-4.  Who knows what Duke is?  They lost to Louisville, but played them very very well.  It is all Coastal down the stretch and it could get ugly.  But if they play like they played Louisville, maybe not.  Next up is a trip to Georgia Tech.
  12. Boston College 3-3.  Boston College used to be about defense, but they have been outscored 122-24 in conference play this year.  They have several more days to prepare for Syracuse.
  13. Syracuse 3-4.  “With hot Va Tech coming to town, it could get that much more unlikely that much faster.  Perhaps worse Syracuse teams have pulled upsets, but it is what it is.”  That what why Syracuse was #15 last week.  Instead of continuing to fade, Syracuse pulled one of its biggest upsets in history and earned its way a few spots up the standings.  Next up is Boston College and a chance to get back to .500.
  14. Virginia 2-4.  With only two wins, Virginia is stuck at #14.  And it is hard to find another win on the schedule.  Road trips to Wake Forest and the two Techs.  Louisville and Miami are still due to come to town.  Next up, rival North Carolina visits.
  15. Notre Dame 2-5.  Well, Notre Dame is in deep trouble now.  The only ACC team with 5 losses.  Sure, Army and Navy are still on the schedule, which should mean 4 wins.  But how can the Fighting Irish even get to 6 wins on a season with 8 home games and a neutral site game?  While Notre Dame beat Syracuse, the only other win was Nevada.  Syracuse’s wins over Virginia Tech and UConn are actually better, despite the head-to-head.

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

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Confidential Survivor Pool Update: Week 8

And then there were 13.  That is all… only thirteen entrants without a single strike.  And only 21 entrants overall.  Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, and Virginia all tripped up folks.

As we move on to Week 8, here is the chart of who is left:

No Entry Name Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Wk7
1 ACAFFREY (COMMANDER CAFFREY) SYR MIA UNC BC PITT DUKE GT
2 BCEAGLE74 WF GT NCST BC PITT CLEM LOU
3 BENSTANDREW SYR ND MIA LOU BC VTC CLEM
4 CDWHIT09 DUKE BC NCST VTC PITT CLEM GT
5 HHUNTLEY17 DUKE GT UNC BC ND CLEM LOU
6 HOOPULLEDMYWEAVE SYR GT WF BC ND DUKE LOU
7 INTOTHEMEATGRINDER VTC MIA WF BC PITT DUKE GT
8 JFLIPPEN SYR GT NCST VTC BC DUKE FSU
9 MADCADDIES6 WF GT NCST BC PITT CLEM FSU
10 MIKEMAB2000 DUKE BC WF UNC MIA CLEM GT
11 RIGHT PROFILE SYR GT WF BC PITT DUKE FSU
12 RIVES33 SYR GT WF VTC PITT DUKE FSU
13 UOFL223 WF GT NCST BC ND CLEM LOU
14 4 TIME CHAMPS-FINGERS CROSSED NCST GT WF BC PITT UNC FSU
15 DRANDYT WF DUKE NCST SYR BC PITT LOU
16 LD17 SYR BC WF VTC FSU PITT GT
17 MSU_DAWGS02 DUKE LOU WF BC PITT SYR GT
18 MYKCITTY WF GT NCST BC PITT DUKE ND
19 PAGING_DR_HOO SYR GT WF BC PITT DUKE VTC
20 TANNYBOGUS – 3 NCST UNC CLEM BC DUKE PITT GT
21 TWOHOOS SYR GT WF FSU BC PITT VIRG

And we are just a few weeks away from when we have to start making TWO picks per week.

Anyway, good luck in Week 8 everyone!

 

ACC Fantasy Football: Week 8 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.  These are the results from Week 8–individual team results are located here in the comments section.  In any event, here is the week 8 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 = 123.2 pts

Lenville = 115.0 pts

Commander = 107.8 pts 

LD = 104.7 pts

Brian = 102.0 pts

ACwolfpacker = 101.2 pts

Josh V = 92.0 pts

Chrislords = 70.8 pts

HHuntley = 64.0 pts

 

STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 8 :

  1. Accwolfpacker  6-1-1 (13 pts–in a hypothetical 2 pts per win, 1 pt per tie format))
  2. Commander 6-2 (12 pts)
  3. LenvilleCards 5-2-1 (11 pts)
  4. LD   5-3 (10 pts)
  5. MSU Bulldog   4-4 (8 pts)
  6. Brian 3-3-2 (8 pts)
  7. HHuntley17   2-5-1 (5 pts)
  8. Josh V   1-5-2 (4 pts)
  9. Chrislords  1-7 (2 pts)

Big group performance moved ACCWolfpacker back to “the pack.”  All of the sudden it is anyone’s game to win.   We are starting to look like the Coastal!  GREAT JOB BY EVERYONE!   On to Week 9….

Confidential Survivor League Update Week 8

The Confidential runs two fantasy football leagues each year… an individual player league (see here) and a double-elimination survivor league.  One more team was eliminated, leaving 27.  Of the 27 teams remaining, 14 now have one loss:

No User Name Wk4 Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Wk7
1 4 TIME CHAMPS-FINGERS CROSSED GT DUKE NCST LOU FSU ND VIRG UNC
2 BCEAGLE74 WF BC NCST ND FSU DUKE UNC LOU
3 CDWHIT09 WF MIA NCST LOU FSU ND UNC CLEM
4 HHUNTLEY17 BC VTC VIRG UNC FSU DUKE CLEM LOU
5 HOOPULLEDMYWEAVE MIA VTC VIRG UNC FSU ND CLEM LOU
6 INTOTHEMEATGRINDER WF BC VIRG LOU FSU DUKE CLEM UNC
7 JFLIPPEN BC NCST VIRG LOU FSU DUKE UNC CLEM
8 LD17 SYR BC VIRG LOU FSU DUKE UNC NCST
9 MADCADDIES6 GT BC VIRG ND FSU PITT UNC LOU
10 MSU_DAWGS02 WF PITT VIRG UNC FSU DUKE CLEM LOU
11 RIGHT PROFILE WF BC UNC LOU FSU DUKE VIRG PITT
12 SUATO92 SYR BC WF ND FSU DUKE UNC LOU
13 UOFL223 GT SYR NCST LOU FSU DUKE UNC PITT
14 ACAFFREY (COMMANDER CAFFREY) NCST BC VIRG LOU FSU DUKE UNC SYR
15 ANDR00MAJ WF BC VIRG NCST DUKE SYR UNC LOU
16 ANJAC FSU PITT CLEM ND DUKE BC UNC LOU
17 CLEMSON82 SYR DUKE VIRG NCST FSU BC UNC PITT
18 DREW_WMS SYR BC WF LOU FSU NCST UNC PITT
19 DSHRIMPTONIV WF PITT VIRG NCST ND DUKE UNC CLEM
20 INFIELDIN WF SYR VIRG LOU FSU BC UNC PITT
21 LENVILLECARDS WF DUKE VIRG UNC VTC ND CLEM LOU
22 MCAFFREY ND BC NCST LOU FSU SYR MIA UNC
23 MR. TAR HEEL WF BC SYR LOU VTC PITT VIRG NCST
24 SNATCH ADAMS PITT NCST SYR VTC FSU ND CLEM DUKE
25 TANNYBOGUS CLEM GT MIA LOU FSU VIRG UNC NCST
26 TWOHOOS WF BC VIRG LOU GT DUKE UNC NCST
27 WAHOO 88 SYR BC VIRG UNC GT DUKE CLEM NCST

Confidential Fantasy Football Game: Week 8 Entry Page

Even if you missed out on Weeks 1 through 7, the Confidential’s Fantasy Football Game is still joinable in Week 8.  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 7 and the standings.  To enter, just comment with your entry for Week 8.

RETURNING ENTRANTS, 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 SATURDAY OCT. 24, 2015!

Good luck to all!

The Confidential’s ACC Standings Poll: Week 8

As we enter Week 8, the standings are starting to become even clearer, as all six correspondents voted for the same 10 teams.  Here are the poll standings as of today and a brief synopsis:

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