Well fans, its almost that time again. Football season is two days away. What I thought we would do today is take a look at each division in the ACC and see how things might shake out. In the Coastal it appears it will be a 3 team race with Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, and North Carolina fighting for the title. In the Atlantic it will almost certainly be decided between Clemson and Florida State. Inside we will look more in depth at each division to determine the title game participants.
The Coastal division will have an early front runner after the Labor Day showdown against the Hokies. The winner of the Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech game has won the division every year since 2005. I expect this trend to continue this year. Virginia Tech faces another huge challenge when they host Florida State (the clear conference front runner) on a Thursday night this fall. However if VT can beat the Jackets to start the season they will still be in the division lead even with a loss to the Seminoles. Georgia Tech has its own challenge when they face Clemson in Death Valley on October 6th. Clemson is very talented and at times can play very well. Georgia Tech will have a tough time winning both games at Virginia Tech and at Clemson. UNC skips both Florida State and Clemson in the cross over games which gives them a huge boost. However after breaking in a new head coach I really can't see them competing for the division title this year. Miami could make some noise but they also feature a two-deep of more than half freshman or sophomores. Virginia and Duke, well, yea, Virginia and Duke. Virginia surprised a lot of people last year and is looking to rebuild this year but it will be tough. My projected order of finish?
- Winner of the Virginia Tech/ Georgia Tech game (You didn't think I would put my prediction down yet, did you?)
- Loser of the Virginia Tech/ Georgia Tech game
- NC State