ACC: For complete unpredictability, the ACC gets an “A.”
For complete dominance, the ACC gets an “F.” But the bottom of the league is a lot better — just ask Vanderbilt.
In the preseason, the ACC was considered the worst of the six BCS conferences. In October, it’s right where mediocrity should be — third, better than the Big East, Pac-10 and Big Ten but behind the Big 12 and SEC.
Penn State: Thank you, Penn State.
The Nittany Lions’ 13-6 win at Ohio State wasn’t exactly overwhelming, unless you’re impressed by quarterback sneaks, but the Nits deserve a standing ovation from every college football fan, outside of Columbus, for making the 2008 BCS title game Buckeye-free for the first time in three years.
The SEC will miss you, Sweatervests.
SEC: The SEC’s great, no doubt, but let’s call this conference what it is — a three-team league.
LSU lost to Florida and Georgia by a combined score of 103-59.
Auburn, Tennessee, South Carolina are just OK. And Vanderbilt lost to Duke.
Wake Forest: The line for the Jim Grobe fan club starts here, but Saturday was not the finest hour for the game’s best coach.
The Deacs attempted eight passes in the 16-10 loss at Miami. Nine. Maybe Grobe had a Fisher DeBerry flashback, that’s the only possible explanation for ignoring Riley Skinner and the passing game.
The good news for the Deacs, if anyone will figure it out, it’s Grobe.
Ranking the ACC
T1. Florida State
T1. Virginia Tech
T1. Georgia Tech
T1. Boston College
T1. Wake Forest
12. N.C. State
Duke's a step behind the top nine because it beat Virginia but couldn't close out Miami at home.
N.C. State and Clemson are the only teams kind enough to identify themselves.
“Wow. I’m not an English major, but I think ‘fantastic’ would maybe describe it.”
— UNC coach Butch Davis on receiver Hakeem Nicks, who scored four touchdowns in the Tar Heels’ 45-24 win over Boston College.
Translation: Note to self: Probably, maybe, likely, certainly it’s a good idea to get the ball to Hakeem Nicks. Probably. Maybe. Definitely