The Basketball Conference...

>> Monday, June 29, 2009

ACC football has been a nationwide target of ridicule since the expansion with the former Big East brethren because of the lack of quality play and a dominant team. Florida State and Miami's downfall from the classified status of football power has had a tremendous impact on the conference's reputation, and not for the better. Virginia Tech has attempted to keep the ACC respectable and last season's Orange Bowl victory is one of the few quality victories the conference has garnered over the last several years and it appears VT will carry the torch once again.

Virginia Tech has the most talented and complete team within the conference and is followed by a struggling array of teams within both divisions. The conference is placing its hopes upon a FSU return to respectability and a manageable schedule will provide the Seminoles an opportunity to have a good season. Upcoming programs Georgia Tech, N.C. State and North Carolina all have the talent to compete for middle tier bowl games and the ability to give FSU and VT trouble during the regular seaon. If the conference wants to return to the status of football a power, they'll need the Miami's and Clemon's of the world to awaken from their slumber and leave the status of mediocrity in the past.

Season Predictions

1. Florida State
2. Wake Forest
3. N.C. State
4. Clemson
5. Maryland
6. Boston College

1. Virginia Tech
2. Georgia Tech
3. North Carolina
4. Miami (Fl)
5. Virginia
6. Duke

ACC Championship: Virginia Tech vs. Florida State

Eventual ACC Champion: Virginia Tech


Hager June 29, 2009 at 9:29 PM  

you bastard lol

Derrick June 29, 2009 at 10:36 PM  

Lol, I can't help it. They're lucky they have a weak ass schedule.

Aaron June 30, 2009 at 9:27 PM  

We'll show you weak ass schedule Sept. 5th against a top 5 team.

Derrick June 30, 2009 at 9:33 PM  

I was talking about FSU, Aaron..

FSU has a schedule that plays right into their hands to get to the ACC championship.

Also, Alabama is probably the 3rd best team in the SEC West this coming year....behind Ole Miss and take that september 5th game with a grain of salt.

Aaron June 30, 2009 at 10:50 PM  

Ahh, thought you were talking about VT.

Alabama sure has all the preseason publications fooled then. They've been #1 in the West everywhere I've seen, and top 5-8 nationally. They return alot of starters from a team that was 1 quarter away from 13-0 and a spot in the national title game. I hope you're right though, cause if they are that bad we should have a great chance to win. Heck, 2 middle of the road ACC teams last year (Wake and GT) beat Ole Miss and LSU last year.

Derrick July 1, 2009 at 7:41 AM  

LSU beat GT 38-3 in the Chic-Fil-A Bowl, bud...and Ole Miss came on strong at the end of the season and is a BCS bowl candidate this season....

Only magazine I've seen that had them 3rd was athlon...street and smith's has them 1st in the West...

The Tide lost their entire offensive line, QB, and several from their defense..they'll be down a bit.

Aaron July 1, 2009 at 10:33 AM  

Crap, I meant to say Ole Miss and Georgia.All the Bammers around here think they will be at least as good this year as last. They return 15 starters (9 from the #3 D in the country) and most think the QB and RB replacements will be better than JPW and Coffee.

Derrick July 1, 2009 at 10:41 AM  

Ah, them Bammer's are homers. I think they will be good on defense, no doubt about that, but they struggled on offense last year (remember they barely beat KY there).

They may surprise me, but I still think Ole Miss and LSU will be better.