We are approaching the halfway point of the season, which makes me very said. On the football field, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Looking at you, Clemson.
1. Clemson. I wish I could tell you how it’s possible to be national champions, lose your three best offensive players, and come back even better, but I don’t know.
2. NC State. We handled success and I’m not sure what to do with myself. Now we need to keep handling success in one of the biggest games at Carter-Finley this decade.
3. Virginia Tech. Losing to Clemson isn’t a bad look by any stretch, but the Hokies haven’t proven that they are actually good yet.
4. Miami. I do not believe that Miami is actually good, but I guess I have to put them here until they prove that they are not good.
5. Louisville. The fighting Lamar Jackson’s had two weeks to prepare for their trip to Raleigh, but please, just let us have this one.
6. Florida State. Understandable that the Noles would struggle after having to get up for their big game against the Pack.
7. Georgia Tech. A bye week before traveling to Miami after the Canes take on FSU? Easy money for the Jackets.
8. Wake Forest. That 4-0 start was fun while it lasted.
9. Duke. Even if Miami is actually good this year… seriously?
10. Virginia. Looking at their next four weeks, they could realistically start 4-0 in the ACC, or at least 3-1. Must be nice living in the Coastal.
11. Syracuse. I’m not gonna sit here and tell the Orange what to do, but making Bradley Chubb and his buddies mad is probably not the best course of action if you want to beat the Pack.
12. UNC-Chapel Hill. I am enjoying this a lot. I like this football season.
13. Boston College. I’m not sure if VT will show up angry or half asleep this week, but either way I don’t think the Eagles will score enough.
14. Pittsburgh. The Panthers head to Syracuse this week in what is probably a bowl elimination game.