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Aug
21
2011

Way way too early 2011 Bowl Projections for the ACC

Alright folks this is going to be a brief post today, I got a Fantasy Football Draft tonight. The football season hasn’t even started and I’ve got some ACC Bowl projections for you Why not make your travel plans early? Ok maybe not, though it does make for a bit discussion until the actual season starts.

With Miami in particular you don’t know if any players will be suspended during the course of the year, because of possible NCAA violations. For my Coastal predictions I had the Canes going 8-4, and regardless of what happens they’ll go no worse than 6-6.

ESPN has Bowl Projections for the entire country that you can also take a look at.

ACC #9 vs Army

Fight Hunger Bowl: San Francisco, CA

Boston College vs Army

The Eagles brutal year end schedule will relegate them to lower tier bowl, and BC always get screwed when it comes to getting sent out West. This will depend if the Pac 12 has enough bowl eligible teams. If they don’t move BC will get somewhere.

ACC #8 vs Navy

Military Bowl: Washington DC

Georgia Tech vs Navy

It’s the triple option bowl! Paul Johnson needs to win a bowl game eventually against anyone.

ACC #7 vs MWC #3

Independence Bowl: Shreveport LA

Miami vs San Diego St.

This game could garner some interest, because if the NCAA finds proof of even 25% of the Nevin Shapiro allegations, the Canes won’t be eligible for a bowl game for awhile.

ACC #6 vs SEC #7 or #8

Music City Bowl: Nashville, TN

Maryland vs Georgia

A good showcase game for the Terps against a decent SEC team.

ACC #5 vs Big East #3

Belk Bowl: Charlotte, NC

North Carolina vs Pittsburgh

After last season’s poorly attended Clemson vs USF game, the guys in Charlotte will make sure a North Carolina school is this bowl in 2011. This is a rematch of the 2009 game.

ACC #4 vs Pac 12 #3

Sun Bowl: El Paso, Tx

North Carolina St vs Arizona St.

NC State’s reward for an 8 or 9 win season is to get sent half way across the country in the worst bowl tie-in the ACC has. Nothing against the Sun Bowl, it’s a bowl with a lot of history, but it shouldn’t be ahead of the Belk or Music City Bowl which are closer to ACC Country.

ACC #3 vs Big East #2 or Notre Dame

Champs Sport Bowl: Orlando, Fla

Clemson vs Notre Dame

Could this be meeting of two programs on the rise, or the annual tease bowl?

ACC #2 vs SEC #5

Chick Fil A Bowl: Atlanta, Ga

Virginia Tech vs Florida

I like this matchup if it happens. I would expect the Hokies to only have 1 or 2 losses at this point, so they won’t fall below this bowl.

ACC #1 vs Big East #1 

Orange Bowl: Miami, Fla

Florida State vs West Virginia

The Orange Bowl should be happy with this game. The Noles will bring tons of fans, and West Virginia will bring a sizable group as well.

 

 


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