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Is Boston College the Favorite?

The ACC has been wacky and topsy-turvy for a few years now. It has been defined by parity and, for the most part, mediocrity. And looking at this season, the Coastal Division is still somewhat unpredictable, but at least it has three strong football teams in Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Miami. There is a hierarchy, to some degree. Unless Virginia keeps winning and screws everything up.

It’s a different story in the Atlantic Division. A lot of people keep saying that it is a race to five wins, that the team that gets a 5-3 ACC mark will win the division title. That will probably be the case, but I do wonder if there is a possibility that the winner may have a 4-4 ACC record by the end of this thing.

All six Atlantic Division teams still have a chance. But Florida State is teetering on the brink. Maryland has struggled to beat any team it has played this season. N.C. State has significant defensive issues. Wake Forest comes up big one week and goes flat the next. And it’s still hard to put faith in a Clemson team that refused to take a gift-wrapped victory from Maryland in College Park. Boston College (5-2, 3-2 ACC) is limited, no question, but the Eagles have to be considered the favorite because of its remaining ACC schedule.

The Eagles play at Virginia on Nov. 14, followed by a home game against North Carolina. They close the regular season with a trip to College Park. If they beat North Carolina and Maryland, that could very well be enough to clinch the Atlantic Division title. That’s my guess on how this is all going to play out.

What does everyone else think about the division race?

By Eric Prisbell  |  October 19, 2009; 10:01 AM ET
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I think the division race sucks

Posted by: fushezzi | October 19, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Virginia is not going to win it, but it will finish with a sufficiently respectable mediocrity to save Al Groh's job.

Posted by: tomtildrum | October 19, 2009 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Boston College has been a strong team for well over a decade. Just as Apollo Creed gave Rocky as a gift to the city of Phili-BC was supposed to be a media market gift to show ACC games and expand the footprint to New England-BC wasn't supposed to be that great. But a funny thing happened on the way--Boston College-never ranked pre season top 20 but always finishing top 20, has exposed that polls are "Market Driven" by the size of alumni out there.

Posted by: tcooney1 | October 19, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Oh look, another BC-Va Tech matchup in the ACC Championship.

Posted by: ecglotfelty | October 19, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Oh look, another BC-Va Tech matchup in the ACC Championship.

Posted by: ecglotfelty | October 19, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

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