Ranking the ACC Atlantic: Six Significant Factors, One Ticket To Tampa

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Ranking the ACC Atlantic: Six Significant Factors, One Ticket To Tampa

Football season is right around the corner and over the next few slides you will find predictions about how the teams in the Atlantic division of the ACC may finish based upon six significant factors. (Check my other articles for the Coastal Predictions)

This list rates the teams in order from last to first in how they may finish in their division. No attempt is made at predicting a teams win loss column.

Warning, this isn’t your average mainstream media predictions. You will find my list in a significantly different order than most out there right now.

Six factors were used in the making of this list and here they are:

2008 wins – in order to be favorable the team must have won at least eight games

How they performed in second half of 2008 – The win/loss columns from the second half of last season.

ACC away schedule – a simple measure of how difficult the teams ACC away schedule is in 2009

Living up to expectations – Historically how the team typically performs compared to how they are expected to finish in their division.

QB Experience – does the team start a junior or senior?

Defense – Does the team have a top 25 defense nationally and do they return most starters or lose them?

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