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These two teams are going to be under the radar this year. Clemson was the favorite to win the ACC last year but could not get anything going after the loss to Maryland. Clemson fired Tommy Bowden after a 3-3 start and went 4-3 to close out the season.
This year they are not the favorite, even though I think they could make a run with only five games on the road, with the toughest being Georgia Tech in the second week of the season. If they can get past the Yellow Jackets, they could make a run for the ACC title game and make the BCS.
They face TCU which is lodged between Boston College and Maryland. Both ACC games might get more attention than TCU.
As much as I would like to say this game has major implications on Clemson—it means a lot more to TCU. They have a schedule that could see them run the table this year, which is the easiest out of the top three on the MWC, Utah, BYU, and TCU.
The biggest problem might be on the road at Clemson. You might think it would be against BYU, but in order for a MWC team to be in the BCS they have to go undefeated, since the conference does not have an automatic berth—yet.
Since BYU will have a tough time going undefeated, because they play Oklahoma and Florida State, we will have to rely on TCU to get past Clemson.
If for some reason BYU upsets both Oklahoma and Florida State, then the biggest game could be TCU at BYU.
For now it will be TCU's to lose.