5. Virginia vs. Duke
At the moment, the Duke Blue Devils are 5-1 on the season and 1-1 against ACC teams. The Virginia Cavaliers are experiencing similar success and are 4-2 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Both of these teams are in rather interesting positions and could vastly overachieve this year with a few more notable wins.
This game could honestly impact that ACC championship game if enough craziness around the conference happens. As of right now, the Cavaliers control their destiny in the ACC Coastal and they even have a manageable schedule up ahead of them.
After this weekend, Virginia has games against North Carolina, Pitt, Liberty, at Georgia Tech, and then at Virginia Tech. Duke’s schedule is a bit more challenging than that, but the Blue Devils could still dictate what happens in there if they can keep winning.
These two college football teams have similar amounts of offensive output and similar amounts of defensive control in their games. Neither team looks all that impressive on paper, but the fact of the matter is both teams have found ways to win to get to this point. Duke is about to be bowl eligible and Virginia isn’t that far behind.
Watch Virginia vs. Duke on the ACC Network at 11:30 a.m. Central Time.