2009-10 Atlantic Coast Conference Preview

Chris Copeland@@TracktheBetAnalyst IAugust 16, 2009

ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 29:  Quarterback Josh Nesbitt #9 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets scrambles in the pocket during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Athens, Georgia.  The Yellow Jackets defeated the Bulldogs 45-42.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

2009-10 ACC Preview

1. North Carolina St 9-3 (5-3)
2. Clemson 8-4 (4-4)
3. Wake Forrest 8-4 (4-4)
4. Florida St 7-5 (4-4)
5. Maryland 7-5 (4-4)
6. Boston College 4-8 (1-7)

1. Georgia Tech 10-2 (6-2)
2. Virginia Tech 9-3 (5-3)
3. North Carolina 9-3 (5-3)
4. Miami, FL 7-5 (4-4)
5. Virginia 5-7 (3-5)
6. Duke 5-7 (2-6)

ACC Title Game
Georgia Tech def. North Carolina St 27-23

Conference Overview
Both divisions are wide open this year. GT gets Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Clemson at home, so they get the nod over the Hokies and the Tar Heels in the Coastal. It wouldn’t be surprising to see any one in the Atlantic, sans BC, take home the crown. NC State played very well at the end of 2008 and has playmakers back on both sides of the ball. Even without LB Nate Irving, this team could go 7-0 to start the year with some help, which gives them the edge over Clemson, Wake and FSU.

Bowl Ties
BCS Bowl- Georgia Tech
Gator Bowl- Virginia Tech
Chick-fil-A Bowl- North Carolina St
Champs Sports Bowl- North Carolina
Music City Bowl- Clemson
Meineke Car Care Bowl- Wake Forrest
Emerald Bowl- Florida St
EagleBank Bowl- Maryland
GMAC Bowl- Miami, FL