ACC Nation Football Picks
Welcome to The Pick. Here’s where you’ll find the weekly ACC Nation Football Picks for both conference teams and Notre Dame. For more in depth analysis on games subscribe to the ACC Nation Podcast.
The mid season ACC slump hit like a 50lb sack of potatoes this past week. Clemson and Louisville were two of the biggest upset wins while Miami fought off a determined Georgia Tech.
Florida State didn’t waltz away from their game with Duke and Pitt gave NC State a run for their money at Heinz Field.
What will transpire this week? There are a number of interesting match ups including a huge game for Notre Dame that tops off the action on Saturday night.
A glance at the ACC Nation Power Poll shows that the guys still believe that Clemson and Virginia Tech are the top two teams in the conference. There is a lot of movement though as teams continue to sift out like gold in a miner’s pan.
Here’s a look at last week’s picks and how each of the prognosticators performed.
ACC Nation Football Picks – Last Week
|Clemson at Syracuse||CLEM||CLEM||CLEM||CLEM|
|Florida State at Duke||FSU||FSU||FSU||FSU|
|NC State at Pitt||NC ST||NC ST||NC ST||NC ST|
|Boston College at Louisville||LOU||LOU||LOU||LOU|
|Virginia at North Carolina||UVA||UVA||UVA||UVA|
|Georgia Tech at Miami||GT||GT||MIA||MIA|
A shorter schedule and what seemed to be easy picks turned into a debacle for our prognosticators this week. Across the board the picks went in favor of Clemson and Louisville.
Will and Chris went with Georgia Tech in their match up with Miami while Xayveon and Jim went with the Canes.
The lead is now in the hands of Xayveon who moves up to 59-16, Chris and Jim are tied at 58-17 and Will comes in at 56-19.
ACC Nation Football Picks – Podcast
The Pick win this week goes to Jim. He pulls out a perfect 7-0 record. Xayveon comes in at 6-1 while Will and Chris have 5-2 records with games in week six.
ACC Nation Football Picks -This Week
|Louisville at Florida State||FSU||LOU||FSU||FSU|
|Pitt at Duke||Duke||Duke||Duke||Pitt|
|Boston College at Virginia||UVA||UVA||UVA||BC|
|North Carolina at Virginia Tech||VT||VT||VT||VT|
|Syracuse at Miami||MIA||MIA||MIA||MIA|
|Wake Forest at Georgia Tech||GT||WF||GT||WF|
|USC at Notre Dame||ND||ND||USC||ND|
ACC Nation Football Picks – Rewind
The 50-50 split comes with the Wake Forest – Georgia Tech game with Will and Xayveon taking the Yellow Jackets and Chris and Jim taking the Demon Deacons.
A few outside the crowd picks on the board this week. Die hard ‘Noles fan Chris may be in danger of losing his lifetime membership as he takes Louisville over Florida State this week.
Jim goes against the crowd with two picks this week. First, the Pitt at Duke game where he takes the Panthers because of their performance against NC State. The next game is Boston College at Virginia. Again, last week’s performance may be a sign of things to come for the Eagles. The stout defense will be tough to overcome for the Cavaliers.
Xayveon does his Homer thing with USC against Notre Dame. The Trojans come in the higher ranked team but the Irish are on the rise. USC will face a challenge playing at Notre Dame but Xayveon feels the stars are aligned.
It will be worth keeping an eye on the North Carolina at Virginia Tech and Syracuse at Miami games for potential upsets. It’s that time of the year.
Be sure to check out this week’s ACC Nation Power Poll.
ACC Nation Football Picks – AP Top 25
Would You Like To Help?
Editor’s note: ACC Nation would like to encourage you to support the Red Cross with a $10 donation by texting 90999. You can find a full list of community partners who stand ready to assist at www.nvoad.org.
Be sure to provide much needed assistance to those impacted by recent disasters. Your family and friends across America need a helping hand.
You can donate or explore the many ways you can volunteer to help others.