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Wake Forest Becomes the Favorite?

With three Saturdays left in the regular season, six ACC teams have two conference losses, no team has fewer than that.

I see Wake Forest as a slight favorite in the ACC’s Atlantic Division because of its remaining schedule. Maryland, of course, holds the tiebreaker over the Demon Deacons, but that’s only meaningful if both teams win out and are tied. Although not impossible, that scenario is a little difficult to envision from Maryland’s standpoint. On a positive note, the Terrapins still have two more home games, and they have not lost a home game this season.

“At home it makes a difference in this league,” Coach Ralph Friedgen said. “We still have a shot at this thing.”

Maryland may have the toughest remaining schedule. Let’s look at the remaining ACC schedules for the four top contenders in the Atlantic, including even Boston College:

WAKE FOREST (4-2)
At N.C. State, Nov. 15
Boston College, Nov. 22

Overall record of remaining ACC opponents: 9-9

FLORIDA STATE (4-2)
Boston College, Nov. 15
At Maryland, Nov. 22

Overall record of remaining ACC opponents: 12-6

MARYLAND (3-2)
North Carolina, Nov. 15
Florida State, Nov. 22
At Boston College, Nov. 29

Overall record of remaining ACC opponents: 20-7

BOSTON COLLEGE (2-3)
At Florida State, Nov. 15
At Wake Forest, Nov. 22
Maryland, Nov. 29

Overall record of remaining ACC opponents: 19-8

By Eric Prisbell  |  November 10, 2008; 6:48 AM ET
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Comments

playing Florida State "at night" and "at home." one streak is going to have to end and i wish i was confident which one it would be.

Posted by: mdrockjock | November 10, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

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