Nov 23, 2013; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; Duke University head coach David Cutcliffe (Center) and players Dezmond Johnson (42) and Anthony Boone (7) prepare to take the field against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB
Florida State Seminoles: That path to the national championship game for the ‘Noles just seems to get clearer by the week and they seem to get more dangerous. They should have a fun time putting it on the rival Florida Gators this weekend in the Swamp.
Clemson Tigers: Aside from that FSU blowout loss, the Tigers have been absolutely fantastic. Now, Tajh Boyd will see this week if he can finally exorcise those South Carolina demons.
Duke Blue Devils: David Cutcliffe has led this team to nine wins in one season. They have a good chance to get their 10th this week against North Carolina, and then it’ll be off to Charlotte to take on the Seminoles for all the ACC glory.
Virginia Tech Hokies: The Hokies were on a bye this week, and they needed it. They get the opportunity this week now to finish off this disastrous regular season off strong against Virginia.
Miami Hurricanes: The ‘Canes got back on track with a blowout win over UVA, but they have a tough one upcoming to end the regular season against a Coastal Division opponent in the Pitt Panthers.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: While you may not have thought it at the beginning of the year, Paul Johnson and his crew now have a legitimate shot to beat Georgia this week, especially with the loss of Aaron Murray.
Boston College Eagles: It was another win for Steve Addazio in his first season at the helm, and another breakout performance for RB Andre Williams as his Heisman talks begin to heat up.
North Carolina Tar Heels: They’ve been able to manage quite well without Bryn Renner, including putting up 80 points this past weekend, albeit against Old Dominion.
Pitt Panthers: They squeaked out a close one against Syracuse, and will look to finish their first year in the ACC at 4-4 if they can beat Miami.
Syracuse Orange: They’re still stuck on five wins after the close loss to Pitt, and they now have a tough Boston College team ahead to try and get that coveted number six.
Maryland Terrapins: They put up the toughest fight they could against BC, but lost a heartbreaker in the end. They’ll take on NC State to finish the regular season to try and get win number seven.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons: The Deacons tried their best to throw a wrench into Duke’s tremendous season, but couldn’t get it done in the end. They’ll finish their year with a trip to Vanderbilt next week.
NC State Wolfpack: In another wake-up call, the Wolfpack were blown out by East Carolina. Dave Doeren can’t get to the offseason fast enough to work on how to improve this team.
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