Boston College: The Eagles make more mistakes than a drunk oil tanker captain but they still find ways to avoid the iceberg.
Chris Crane fumbled twice and threw a pick, his ACC-leading 13th, but the senior quarterback ran the read-option masterfully to set up BC's game-clinching field goal.
Win out, and the Eagles repeat as Atlantic Division champs. Who called that shot without Matt Ryan?
Maryland: Considered a preemptive down arrow for the pending clunker against Florida State but even "bad" Maryland can handle the Noles' pathetic offensive line.
The BC game, looming on the Nov. 29 as a division decider, however, might be a fall waiting to happen with that defensive front. All bets are off, though, if the Eagles enter that game ranked.
UNC: A Barth brother hadn't missed a field goal in 27 years for UNC so it wouldn't be right to pin Saturday's loss to Maryland on the freshman kicker's botched 28-yarder.
What happened to the run defense? So good against Georgia Tech, the Heels' D-line got pushed around by the Terps and let Da'Rel Scott and Davin Meggett run free for 215 yards.
Maybe it was too much too soon to ask the Heels to win a title in '08.
Virginia Tech: Frank Beamer dared Virginia Tech fans in September to come up with a better gameplan than offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring and couldn't find any volunteers.
That third-down play call on the final drive of Thursday's 16-14 loss to Miami — a handoff to Dustin Pickle, a backup running back who hadn't run the ball in two months — was terrible, the worst decision since Paul Rudd went on SNL.
Just let Mike O'Cain call the plays.
Ranking the ACC
3. Boston College
5. Virginia Tech
6. Georgia Tech
7. Florida State
8. Wake Forest
9. N.C. State
Forget the top, Duke reclaims its rightful spot. The Wolfpack's No. 9 with a bullet and "good" Maryland jumps to No. 1.
Sorry about last week, Hoos, you're not No. 12 either.
The only possible explanation for Florida State's black "Unconquered" uniforms is they're a tax write-off for Burt Reynolds. Why would the Noles ever where those things again?
In 2006, BC beat FSU in the Conquereds. In 2007, the Noles had to resort to using them against Duke. And on Saturday, the Eagles did it again.
Seriously, lose the pants.