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Monthly Archive: November 2014

Nov
17
2014

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere November 17, 2014.

I know it’s still football season, but the ACC is notching major conference basketball wins left and right. Georgia Tech beat Georgia, Louisville beat Minnesota, and Miami got a win that is going to resonate all year long for them. The Hurricanes went up to top 10 Florida and knocked off the Gators. Look the …

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Nov
16
2014

Ranking the Power 5 Football Conferences after week 12 with Playoff Analysis.

Is the playoff picture any clearer this week? Judging from the playoff committee’s “curious” to the say the least rankings from last week, I would say probably not. Just keep winning, I mean losing to quality opponents. We’ll give each conference a relative strength value 1-10. 1) SEC – 9 With Clemson, Kansas St, and …

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Nov
15
2014

10 quick takes on the ACC after week 12.

So you thought you had the ACC Coastal riddled solved. You weren’t even close… Let’s look at that and other happenings in the ACC this week. 1) Florida State has the heart of a champion.  I don’t know how else you can describe Florida State at this point. They take everyone’s best shot. They fall …

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Nov
14
2014

Bowl Projections for Week 12

I have just a quick post for today… Do you need to start making bowl preparations? Here’s a selection of Bowl Projections from several sites. CBSSportsline Bowl Projections ESPN Bowl Projections SI.com Bowl Projections SportingNews Bowl Projections USAToday Bowl Projections

Nov
13
2014

ACC Football Week 12 Predictions

Hello, @HereGoJayAgain with this week’s installment of ACC football predictions. Week 11 saw an undefeated week of predictions(5-0) despite some lopsided scores and impressive road performances from Duke who scored 17 points in the 4th quarter and Georgia Tech who put up 56 at NC State. The prediction record sits at 16-7 on the season and now …

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Nov
11
2014

If the College Football Playoff committee wanted to make a statement, they made the wrong ones.

I swore I wouldn’t get to caught up in the college playoff rankings before the end of the season, but after the rankings of Tuesday November 11, 2014 I couldn’t help myself. The playoff committee is getting things wrong and setting dangerous precedents about what they are looking for. Already the national media is as …

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Nov
11
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports discuss College Football with the @TheStudentSect’s @TheCoachBart

This week’s podcast @Hokiesmash and I (@TalkinACCSports) was a lot fun. We had a repeat guest, and it was one of our favorites, @TheCoachBart (Bart Doan) of the fine College Sports Blog TheStudentSection. If you haven’t read the TheStudentSection , we really recommend you do. Some really good writers with some great takes on College Sports over there.  …

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Nov
11
2014

ACC Power Rankings for Week 12

It’s the most exciting week of the year for fans of college sports. College basketball is tipping off, with some big November non-conference games and tournaments on the horizon. Meanwhile, it’s crunch time on the gridiron, with playoff spots, bowl bids, and rivalry games at stake every week. There wasn’t much (or any) movement in …

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Nov
10
2014

Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere November 10, 2014.

This is one of favorite times of the year. Football is getting for the post-season, and basketball is just starting up. There’s still a ton at stake for the ACC in football this year. ACC Bloggers activate! Clemson blog RubbingtheRock sounds awfully optimistic about their chances against Georgia Tech this week.  Having graduated from both schools, …

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Nov
09
2014

Ranking the Power 5 Football Conferences after week 11 with Playoff Analysis.

Prior to this week, any teams with 2 losses or less and ranked was still a darkhorse for the playoffs. This week we are start making some cuts… Now to the rankings… We’ll give each conference a relative strength value 1-10. 1) SEC – 9 The SEC barely kept their dream of multiple playoff teams …

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Nov
08
2014

10 quick takes on the ACC after week 11.

It was separation Saturday in the ACC… Let’s get to those 10 quick takes on the ACC after week 11… 1) Duke doesn’t have to apologize for anything I saw some tweets today that suggested, Duke has benefited from an easier conference than Georgia Tech or Miami. Yes they have, but Duke doesn’t have to …

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Nov
08
2014

Harrison Barnes Must Step Up For Golden State

This article was submitted by Jonathan Mason. Thanks Jonathan! The Golden State Warriors were not very active during the summer as far as team changes are concerned. They have most of their same core back from a season ago, and the only major change was at the top of the coaching staff. Steve Kerr has …

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Nov
07
2014

With 3 minutes of ACC coverage in 2 weeks, here are ESPN Gameday alternatives for ACC Fans.

Have you tuned into ESPN Gameday in recent weeks for even a nugget of ACC coverage? Well there wasn’t a nugget, but a grain of sand. AwfulAnnouncing timed how much coverage each conference got during ESPN Gameday the last two weeks.  The ACC received a whopping 2 Minutes and 53 seconds. Now I was complimentary of …

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Nov
05
2014

ACC Football Predictions for Week 11

Hello, @HereGoJayAgain with this week’s installment of predictions. In Week 10, we saw the resiliency that has carried Florida State all season long as they faced a tough road opponent in Louisville. The Wahoos and Hokies continue to drop further to the bottom of the ACC Coastal, but NC State got their first ACC win, …

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Nov
04
2014

Podcast – @HokieSmash and @TalkinACCSports discuss College Football and Basketball with AP Sports Writer @HankKurzJr.

This week’s podcast @Hokiesmash and I (@TalkinACCSports) has a special guest. We were privileged to have AP Sports Writer @HankKurzJr. @HankKurzJr covers sports in the state of Virginia.  To download the audio file of this podcast, please go here. You can also find this most recent podcast and all our other podcasts on ITUNES at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rwradios-acc-weekly-podcast/id831843856?t=2. In addition you …

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Nov
04
2014

ACC Power Rankings For Week 11

With ACC Operation Basketball in the rear view mirror, some fans are probably pretending football is over and looking forward to hoops season. For the rest of you, thanks for sticking it out and coming back. Hopefully, you will be rewarded with a cushy bowl game or a nice grade on your next written assignment. …

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