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2009 ACC Football Predictions: Week 8

For the second consecutive year, I'll pick the ACC football season week-by-week with updated standings and pithy comments on each post.

Week 8

Thursday, Oct. 22

North Carolina over Florida State

Saturday, Oct. 24

Boston College over Notre Dame
Miami over Clemson
Maryland over Duke
Georgia Tech over Virginia
Wake Forest over Navy

Bye Week

NC State and Virginia Tech

Week 8 Standings
Atlantic Conf Over
NC State
3-0 7-0
Florida State
3-1 6-1
Clemson 3-2 5-2
Maryland 2-2 5-3
Wake Forest 1-3 3-5
Boston College 0-5 3-5
Coastal Conf Over
Virginia Tech 3-1 5-2
Georgia Tech 4-2 6-2
North Carolina 2-1 6-1
Miami 2-2 5-2
Virginia 1-2 3-4
Duke 0-3 3-4

Pithy Comments

- BC is now 3-0 vs. non-conference opponents and 0-5 against ACC opponents.
- UNC is 6-1 and will likely be highly ranked going into Blacksburg in Week 9.
- Florida State falls from the ranks of the unbeaten, but gets the chance return the favor against NC State in Week 9.
- Miami re-enters the conversation in the Coastal by winning at home against Clemson. I think Miami will be strong at home this year, but have its struggles on the road.
- Georgia Tech finally wins in Hooville.