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Ranking the power 5 football conferences after week 4

The ACC was this week’s big loser, but Florida State remained right in the middle of the playoff picture. The SEC also took a bit of a hit, and the Big 10 doesn’t have an awful weekend. We’ll give each conference a relative strength value 1-10. 1) SEC – 9 The SEC is clearly the country’s best conference, but it isn’t perfect. The SEC East has some holes in it. A terrible...
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10 quick takes on the ACC after week 4

The ACC had a rough week out of conference. There is no question about it. We are going to get into that and several other takes on the ACC for week 4. 1) Florida State shows tremendous resolve It was a war of attrition between Florida State and Clemson, an ugly game with a ton of mistakes. With Clemson driving for the winning score, the FSU defense made the play of the game forcing...
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Pitt falls to Iowa, 24-20

After a promising start, Pitt lost to Iowa, 24-20, after a massive second half collapse. Not completely unexpected, but with a dominant first half and the ball to start the second, the Panthers looked like they were on their way to a comfortable win. The secondary, as I previously mentioned as an area for concern, was an absolute train wreck and something's going to have to be...
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Jameis Winston's suspension now for whole Clemson game

Jameis Winston will not play at all against Clemson.  The Seminoles have decided to suspend Winston for the whole game citing facts from their continued investigation into the issue.  The decision was made late last night and is likely to surprise most college football fans when they wake up Saturday morning. Here was the official statement released by the school. Based upon the...
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Virginia vs. BYU: Game Preview

Last year's win set a great tone for the season: very solid defense and enough capitalizing on opponent mistakes to come away with a win.  Afterwards, of course: thbpt.  Winning that game led our thoughts completely astray, and it was two more months before the ugly truth truly sank in.  This year, the positive feelings from a win are a lot less likely to be phony; it...
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Will's Week Four Predictions

Last Week: 7-3  Overall: 30-5 Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech These two teams struggled last week, with Georgia Tech needing a late touchdown to beat Georgia Southern, while Virginia Tech lost at home to ECU. Justin Thomas has been most of the Yellow Jackets offense, leading the team in passing and rushing. Thomas's completion percentage has been below 50% the last two games...
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Game Sim's college football week 4 predictions

Check out Game Sim's college football week 4 predictions.  It's still early, so there may be a few headscratchers there.  In week 3 though it picked close to 75% of the matchups and beat the spread over 70% of the time. View the NCAAGameSim.com college football predictions page. 09/19/2014 Matchup Prediction ...
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ACC has non-conference football success

Good to see the ACC try and do a little football self-promotion. Check out this article from the ACC Website celebrating some of the ACC’s football success this year. I knew the ACC had more top 10 OOC wins (2) than all other conference’s, but I didn’t know they led all conferences with top 10 OOC wins (5) over ranked opponents over the last 2 years. Wins Against Ranked Opponents...
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Predicting future ESPN College Gameday Locations

With NC State being a potential location for ESPN's College GameDay I've decided to take a look at the weekly match-ups to see how likely it is that ESPN will end up in Raleigh. This lead me down a rabbit-hole so I'm going to take some guesses at where ESPN will end up the rest of the year. Since the folks here at SCACCHoops.com are uber stat nerds, I've uncovered...
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Jameis Winston suspended for a half...sigh

Yesterday, I noted that Jameis Winston needed guidance.  Today, Winston was punished.  He will sit out the first half of the Clemson game.  If that is all we get out of this, it will be disappointing.  Indeed, I disagree with this approach, both as it relates to Winston and as it relates to everyone else. First, Winston deserves a punishment.  That is not a debate.  But we...
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Jameis Winston suspended for first half of Clemson game

FSU has decided to suspend Jameis Winston for the first half of the game against Clemson.  The suspension comes a day after a Deadspin report that claimed Winston stood on a table and said an obscene phrase. The school offered this statement. "As the university's most visible ambassadors, student-athletes at Florida State are expected to uphold at all times high standards...
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Pitt vs. Penn State? Brett McMurphy says it could happen this season in bowl game

Pitt is scheduled to play Penn State in a brief series set to begin in a few years. But ESPN's Brett McMurphy, in his latest projections, says the rivalry could be played a bit sooner - as in this season. It's early and bowl game projections fluctuate week to week. But in this week's projections, McMurphy picks Pitt to square off against Penn State in the New Era Pinstripe...
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To Make or Break a Season: The Tar Heel Football Gauntlet

The North Carolina football team may have had last week off, but they certainly didn’t have any time to rest. After two underwhelming victories against motivated, but overmatched opponents, the Tar Heels had a lot of work to do. Despite being 2-0, the season was already heading in the wrong direction without significant changes in a number of different areas. Poor tackling and...
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James Conner will face test in Iowa run defense

Through three games, Pitt running back James Conner has made quick work of opposing defenses in becoming one of the nation's top statistical rushers. So far, however, the competition has been questionable and Conner will have his hands full against an Iowa defense that has looked good to date. As I mentioned in the preview on Monday morning, the Iowa run defense has been tough...
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Articles from around the ACC Blogosphere 9/16

ACC Blogger time! Let’s see what’s out there this week… Let’s starting with the ACC Team of the week Boston College. We have to see what their bloggers are up to after that stirring upset win over USC. BC Blog SoaringtoGlory asks where does the win rank all-time in Boston College history?  Virginia Tech blog TreadMillHorse looks at the Hokies disappointing game with East...
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ACC Announces Football Players of the Week for September 15

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Three Boston College student-athletes received Atlantic Coast Conference weekly football honors following Saturday night’s 37-31 upset win over ninth-ranked Southern California. Tyler Murphy, whose 191 yards rushing were the second-most by a quarterback in conference history, was recognized as the ACC Offensive Back of the Week. Eagles center...
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Pitt gaining respect in latest college football polls

Despite a 3-0 record, Pitt still isn't ranked just yet in the major college football polls. The Panthers, however, are starting to gain some respect and are being noticed by voters. The latest rankings show some conflict in how coaches and media perceive teams so far. In the USA Today Coaches Poll, Pitt isn't gaining much respect and have only a total of five points. The...
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Will's Week Three Rankings

Here are my rankings after week three in ACC football: 1. Florida State (2-0) A bye week with a big game against Clemson coming. 2. Clemson (2-1) The Tigers are looking for revenge this week against FSU. 3. Pittsburgh (3-0) A rough first half against FIU, but a dominating second half led to a comfortable win. 4. Duke (3-0) Despite the lack of competition, the Blue Devils look really...
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ACC Football By The Numbers: Week Three

Here are the numbers that stood out in week three of ACC football. -25-Rushing yards by Wake Forest. 4-Touchdown passes thrown by Georgia Tech's Justin Thomas. Yes, that actually happened. 7-Combined total turnovers by Louisville and Virginia. 20-Rushing yards by USC against Boston College. 21-First quarter points allowed by Virginia Tech. 30-First downs by NC State. 245-Rushing...
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At First Glance: Pitt vs. Iowa

After three weeks, Pitt still stands unbeaten. Next up? The Iowa Hawkeyes. With Boston College's win over top ten USC this weekend, Pitt's win over the Eagles looks to be more significant. But with all due respect to Boston College, the Iowa game at the beginning of the season was the one a lot of fans were pointing to as the Panthers' first true test. So far, though...
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Ranking the Conferences: Week 3

With the football playoff looming, it is tempting to analyze which four teams belong in it.  But it is simply too early to begin prognosticating.  Most teams have not even played a conference game yet.  But we are starting to see about conference strength.  Let’s rank the conferences after three weeks.   The SEC.  This is a no-brainer.  Everyone except Arkansas–who...
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10 quick takes on the ACC after week 3

The ACC continues to look solid from top to Wake Forest. While this week didn’t match last week’s success, and there was the hiccup by Virginia Tech overall it was another good week led by Boston College’s huge upset win over USC. Again the ACC avoided any major upsets OOC, outside of the previously mentioned Hokies. 1) Boston College shocks the College Football World Last...
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James Conner breaks Pitt record in FIU win

Lost a bit in Pitt's win over Florida International was the fact that running back James Conner's big day was record-breaking. Conner didn't have a perfect game with the costly fumbles - that much is clear. But at the end of the day, he still racked up 177 yards on the ground and another three touchdowns. Those yards now give him 544 on the season through the team'...
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Paul Chryst speaks on benching of Chad Voytik

In the second half of Pitt's game against Florida International, head coach Paul Chryst made a curious move by replacing starting quarterback Chad Voytik with backup Trey Anderson. The move only lasted a series but with the Panthers up by only seven, the move made little sense to, well, just about everyone. Afterwards, Chryst spoke on his decision. Per the Trib-Review: "...
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Pitt shakes off slow start for 42-25 win over FIU

Yeah, so, that was a lot more entertaining than most of us probably thought it would be. With an early 16-0 Pitt deficit, a lightning delay, three safeties, Dave Wannstedt blowing up Steve Pederson at halftime, fumbling issues, and a Chad Voetik benching, things were, say, interesting in Pitt's 42-25 win over Florida International. Let's take things slowly, shall we? The...
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