Last week’s big winners in the ACC: Virginia, Boston College, Maryland. Big losers: North Carolina, Clemson, Florida State and Team Instead of Texting.
Jeremy and I both had mediocre weeks, although mine was more mediocre (3-4) than his (4-3). As such, he’s gained a game on me in the standings, cutting my season lead to three games. But I think I should get an extra half-win for predicting the end of Russell Wilson’s interception-less streak.
The most intriguing games Saturday carry forward two of the week’s top storylines: the ongoing drama surrounding Bobby Bowden’s future at Florida State and the emergence of Boston College as a potential conference title contender. Jeremy expects FSU to rally ’round the old man for a big win over Georgia Tech, while I just think the Yellow Jackets are better.
We’re both going with VT over BC. I’m not sure about Jeremy’s reasoning, but I’m suspicious of BC’s running game, and Virginia Tech needs to make a statement after nearly losing to Duke last week.
Elsewhere in the conference, Miami celebrates the end of college football’s toughest four-game stretch with its first cupcake, Florida A&M. North Carolina has dessert this week, too, in the form of Georgia Southern. I’m not sure they earned this sweet treat – the Tar Heels definitely didn’t clean their plates against Virginia last week.
On to the picks:
|Jimmy’s Picks (32-13)||Jeremy’s Picks (29-16)|
|Boston College at Virginia Tech||Virginia Tech||Virginia Tech|
|Georgia Southern at North Carolina||North Carolina||North Carolina|
|Indiana at Virginia||Indiana||Indiana|
|Duke at N.C. State||N.C. State||N.C. State|
at Wake Forest
|Wake Forest||Wake Forest|
|Florida A&M at Miami||Miami||Miami|
|Georgia Tech at Florida State||Georgia Tech||Florida State|