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ACC Football Rankings: Week 9

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 9:

  1. Clemson 7-0.  Two weeks to prepare for Florida State in another epic battle.  Florida State is trending up, so Clemson needs to be ready.
  2. Louisville 6-1. The Cardinals got back to normal against NC State, who was #4 in these standings heading into the game.  A game in which it was 44-0 in the first half.  Lamar Jackson may or may not win the Heisman, but he has been dominant more often than not.  Virginia comes to town next and it could get ugly quickly for the Wahoos.
  3. Florida State 5-2.  Bowl eligibility is a goal for some schools, but not Florida State.  A win against Clemson is for keeping alive the hope for an 11+ win season.
  4. NC State 4-3.  NC State lost big to Louisville, which has happened to nearly every Louisville opponent.  The schedule lightens up this week, as Boston College (who was handled by Syracuse) comes to town.
  5. Virginia Tech 5-2. The Hokies got back to being the Coastal favorite by defeating Miami, on the road, by a few touchdowns.  Next up is a Thursday trip to Pittsburgh and a chance to get to bowl eligibility already.
  6. North Carolina 6-2. The Tar Heels dominated rival Virginia to get to 6-2, making it two straight conference road wins.  UNC gets a week off before hosting Georgia Tech.
  7. Wake Forest 5-2.  Wake Forest has had a great season and gets Army next–with bowl eligibility on the line.  Louisville and Clemson are likely losses, but Virginia and Boston College are two remaining home games that Wake Forest can also win.  An 8-win season remains on the table.
  8. Miami 4-3.  From 4-0 to 4-3.  And now the Hurricanes are off to South Bend to take on the Fighting Irish, who are desperate for a win.  All of the sudden, the Miami is back discussion has softened.  This will take some time, Miami fans.
  9. Pittsburgh 5-2.  After beating Virginia, Pitt is quietly 5-2.  But the schedule down the stretch is very tough.  Pitt can beat anyone, including Clemson.  They could also lose out.  The Coastal is that wild.  Needless to say, Pitt will be what it will be.  Next up: Virginia Tech on Thursday, with the winner getting bowl-eligibility.
  10. Syracuse 4-4.  At 4-4, Syracuse is about where it should be, realistically.  They could have beaten Wake Forest and USF.  They could have lost to Virginia Tech and at Boston College.  In any event, with two wins over ACC foes and a win over UConn, Syracuse gets the #10 spot this week.  Enjoy the “bye,” Syracuse.  Next up is a trip to Clemson.
  11. Georgia Tech 4-3.  The Yellow Jackets have had two weeks to prepare for Duke.  The problem is that Duke has had two weeks to prepare for Georgia Tech’s unique offense–which isn’t THAT unique to its Coastal foes anymore.
  12. Duke 3-4.  See above.  Duke will be on the road, which gives Georgia Tech the edge.
  13. Boston College 3-4.  Boston College used to be about defense, but Syracuse moved the ball fairly easily against them–with Syracuse stopping itself by several false starts and red zone turnovers.  Meanwhile, BC’s scoring came from a kickoff return and a QB scamper for a TD that caught the Syracuse defense flat-footed.  In the absence of sustained drives and solid defense, this is becoming a very tough season for the Eagles.  The remaining schedule include Louisville and Florida State, as well as trips to improved North Carolina State and Wake Forest.  At this point, even the game against UConn has to be in doubt, and with it the future of the coaching staff.  Next up is a trip to NC State.
  14. Notre Dame 2-5.  Miami comes to town next for Notre Dame.  Is it good timing for the Fighting Irish that the Hurricanes have lost three straight?  Is it bad timing that Miami will be hungry for a win?  Does it matter?  The only thing that is clear is that these two teams both need to win badly and only one of them will be happy.
  15. Virginia 2-5.  With only two wins, Virginia is stuck at #14.  And it is hard to find another win on the schedule.  Notre Dame, however, still hosts Army and Navy, while USC and Miami are very mortal.  Even Virginia Tech showed some vulnerability–losing to Syracuse.  In contrast, the combined record of the teams left on Virginia’s schedule is 24-11.  No easy games.  Next up is the toughest remaining–Louisville comes to town.

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

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Confidential Survivor Pool Update: Week 9

And then there were 13.  That is all… only ten entrants without a single strike.  Still only 21 entrants overall.  Miami and Virginia all tripped up folks.

As we move on to Week 9, here is the chart of who is left:

No Entry Name Wk1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk5 Wk6 Wk7 Wk8
1 ACAFFREY (COMMANDER CAFFREY) SYR MIA UNC BC PITT DUKE GT LOU
2 BCEAGLE74 WF GT NCST BC PITT CLEM LOU UNC
3 CDWHIT09 DUKE BC NCST VTC PITT CLEM GT LOU
4 INTOTHEMEATGRINDER VTC MIA WF BC PITT DUKE GT SYR
5 JFLIPPEN SYR GT NCST VTC BC DUKE FSU LOU
6 MADCADDIES6 WF GT NCST BC PITT CLEM FSU LOU
7 MIKEMAB2000 DUKE BC WF UNC MIA CLEM GT SYR
8 RIGHT PROFILE SYR GT WF BC PITT DUKE FSU UNC
9 RIVES33 SYR GT WF VTC PITT DUKE FSU LOU
10 UOFL223 WF GT NCST BC ND CLEM LOU UNC
11 4 TIME CHAMPS-FINGERS CROSSED NCST GT WF BC PITT UNC FSU LOU
12 BENSTANDREW SYR ND MIA LOU BC VTC CLEM VIRG
13 DRANDYT WF DUKE NCST SYR BC PITT LOU UNC
14 HHUNTLEY17 DUKE GT UNC BC ND CLEM LOU MIA
15 HOOPULLEDMYWEAVE SYR GT WF BC ND DUKE LOU VIRG
16 LD17 SYR BC WF VTC FSU PITT GT LOU
17 MSU_DAWGS02 DUKE LOU WF BC PITT SYR GT UNC
18 MYKCITTY WF GT NCST BC PITT DUKE ND UNC
19 PAGING_DR_HOO SYR GT WF BC PITT DUKE VTC LOU
20 TANNYBOGUS – 3 NCST UNC CLEM BC DUKE PITT GT LOU
21 TWOHOOS SYR GT WF FSU BC PITT VIRG LOU

And this is the last week of making only one pick per week.  Starting in Week 10, it is TWO picks per week.

Anyway, good luck in Week 9 everyone!

 

ACC Fantasy Football: Week 9 Recap UPDATED!

ED: Welp, errors were inevitable.  Finally screwed it up.  Used the wrong lineup for Lenville.  Upon correction, it is impacts the outcome for three teams.  See below.  My bad.

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 9–individual team results are located here in the comments section.  In any event, here is the week 9 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):

HHuntley = 104.5 pts

MSU = 104.2 pts

Lenville = 103 points

ACwolfpacker = 101.2 pts

Josh V = 97.6 pts

Brian = 93.5 pts

Commander = 89.3 pts

LD = 50.1 pts

Chrislords = 35.2 pts

STANDINGS AFTER WEEK 9:

  1. Accwolfpacker  7-1-1 (15 pts–in a hypothetical 2 pts per win, 1 pt per tie format))
  2. LenvilleCards 6-2-1 (13 pts)
  3. Commander 6-3 (12 pts)
  4. LD   5-4 (10 pts) & MSU Bulldog   5-4 (10 pts)
  5. Brian 3-4-2 (8 pts)
  6. HHuntley17   3-5-1 (7 pts)
  7. Josh V  1-5-3 (5 pts)
  8. Chrislords  1-8 (2 pts)

All but one got screwed out of Cook, and a few of us took other zeroes making this a very awful week overall.  And now ACCwolfpacker has distance again.  GREAT JOB BY EVERYONE!   On to Week 10….

Confidential Fantasy Football Game: Week 9 Entry Page

Even if you missed out on Weeks 1 through 7, the Confidential’s Fantasy Football Game is still joinable in Week 9.  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 8 and the standings.  To enter, just comment with your entry for Week 9.

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

ENTRY DEADLINE 6:59 P.M. on THURSDAY OCT. 29, 2015!

Good luck to all!

The Confidential’s ACC Standings Poll: Week 9

The standings are starting to become even clearer, as all six correspondents voting correspondents had the same top 3, and 5/6 had the same top 5.  Spots 6 through 10 are a mess though.  Here are the poll standings as of today and a brief synopsis:

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Fantasy Football Entry Page: Week 9/Free October Contest!

Remember, the Confidential’s Fantasy Football game is structured to allow late entries.  THERE IS STILL TIME TO ENTER AND WIN THE OVERALL CONTEST!  But we are also running a separate free contest for October alone.  See below.

OCTOBER CONTEST:

The entrant with the highest score during one of the four October weekends will receive $25.00 via PayPal.  Hard to see anyone toppling Brian!  But remember to enter anyway.

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.  Right now, Brian has three wins.  Lenville and MCaffrey have  2 wins, while ACaffrey has 1 win.  Plenty of time for someone else to enter and win the $75.00 prize.  For Week 8 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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