As strange as it might seem this early in the season, the Coastal Division race faces a pivotal moment this weekend.
Virginia Tech, the preseason favorite to win the ACC, and Miami, the hottest team in the conference (and maybe the country), square off in Blacksburg on Saturday. After their first two wins over Florida State and Georgia Tech, the Hurricanes could run away with the division if they can knock off the Hokies this weekend. Both of us think VT won’t let that happen. That should probably make Miami fans happy since I’ve picked against the 2-0 ‘Canes in their other two games.
Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets are trying to avoid falling into a big hole in the division when they face undefeated North Carolina. The Ramblin’ Wreck has looked like a wreck in its last three halves of football, so Jimmy and I are each taking the Tar Heels.
As for the Instead of Texting picks race, Jimmy extended his lead to two games last week (thank you again, Miami). I’ve got a chance to break even with a couple of games this week — or fall even further behind.
at Georgia Tech
|North Carolina||North Carolina|
at Florida State
|Florida State||Florida State|
at Boston College
|Boston College||Wake Forest|
|Miami at Virginia Tech||Virginia Tech||Virginia Tech|
|TCU at Clemson||TCU||Clemson|
|Rutgers at Maryland||Rutgers||Rutgers|
|Pittsburgh at N.C. State||N.C. State||N.C. State|
|N.C. Central at Duke||Duke||Duke|
|Virginia vs. Bye||Bye||Bye|