The big picture is starting to shake out in the ACC, as most teams have played enough games to give us perspective on their futures. Several teams are threatening to fall off the map, while a few programs are on the rise.
ACC SEC Football brings you a breakdown of teams in the ACC Buy or Sell List.
North Carolina: Sell
The Tar Heels had high expectations leading into 2009, but their youth at receiver and the inability to spark the offense has hurt them. They have struggled in almost every game so far, and the loss to Virginia proves they are heading south. Things don't get any better either, as their schedule still has Florida State, Virginia Tech, Miami, and Boston College left.
The Canes survived a brutal stretch of games and started their season 3-1. The loss to Virginia Tech puts them in a tough position to try to win the Coastal, but they still have potential for a great season. Their schedule gets very easy for a while, and they will put up big numbers in Jacory Harris's bid for a Heisman.
Georgia Tech: Sell
This year has not been good to the Georgia Tech offense in big games when they couldn't be touched in 2008. The defense for the Jackets hasn't been the same either, and they are heading into their two biggest games of the year.
With consecutive road games at Florida State and Virginia Tech, look for Georgia Tech to give up a lot of points. If they don't win at least one of these games, they will put themselves out of contention in the ACC Coastal race.
Boston College: Sell
While this was not supposed to be a big year for the Eagles, they raised a lot of hopes with a big win last week over Florida State. Things don't look promising down the stretch though, as next week holds a road game in Blacksburg, Virginia. Later in the month another road game looms in South Bend against a strong Notre Dame team.
Florida State: Buy
Seminole nation may be in an uproar regarding the future of head coach Bobby Bowden, but when the politics are stripped off, they are a talented team. Their 2-3 record doesn't look good, but the schedule ahead is promising.
After hosting Georgia Tech this weekend, Florida State has a long stretch of games with no ranked opponents until their annual rivalry matchup with the Gators. Look for a strong second half from the Noles.
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