Someone Comes Up Short

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Someone Comes Up Short

When it comes to postseason bowl action, someone in the ACC is coming up short this season. College Football News has a nice rundown of the ACC and what to expect out of each division. This isn’t as much an Atlantic versus Coastal piece but you can see where the smart person will lay their bet. When we come back around next year you should expect to see equal parity in both divisions.

For now, let’s take a brief look at their piece, “2018 Preseason ACC Team-By-Team Predictions For Every Game”. Keep in mind it only takes six wins for teams to be bowl bound. There are more than enough agreements in place with the ACC to take care of those numbers. Check out “Eleven Bowls, One Goal” to see what bowls are available for conference teams.

The folks at College Football News are predicting that twelve teams from the ACC will qualify for a bowl position this season. Not to worry number twelve it looks like the fine folks in Greensboro opened the door for additional bowls.


Someone Comes Up Short


On top of the Atlantic Division is Clemson who they predict will lose one game this season. It’s to an Atlantic Division rival as well. Conference wins will not be easy to come by for most teams and that shouldn’t come as a surprise. If anything, most teams within the conference have taken at least one step forward with depth and experience. Sure, there are a number of players that moved on but let’s not forget those that have been waiting for their shot.

Over in the Coastal Division it’s Miami that has grabbed the reins but the Canes aren’t immune to losing to in division rivals either. There are two teams that stand between the Hurricanes and another run at the ACC Championship in Charlotte. The turnover chain is anxiously awaiting a run in the postseason. Could this be the year or will Mark Richt have to add another recruiting class?

Are there surprise teams in either division this season? Perhaps Duke, who our Jim Quist gave a nod to on the podcast several weeks ago as emerging. The folks at College Football News pick the Blue Devils to finish third, along with Pitt in the Coastal Division. Meanwhile they select Georgia Tech to finish fifth along with North Carolina and that may be a bit of a surprise.


Someone Comes Up Short


Take a look at the projected wins/losses and more from College Football News here.


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