ACC, Pac 10 and SEC Capsules Week Seven

Bleacher ReportContributor IOctober 18, 2009

TUSCALOOSA - OCTOBER 17:  Running back Roy Upchurch #5 of the Alabama Crimson Tide changes direction on a running play during the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 17, 2009 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Crimson Tide beat the Gamecocks 20-6.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Atlantic Coast Conference

Conference Leaders: Boston College (Atlantic Division; 5-2, 2-2), Virginia (Coastal Division; 3-3, 2-0)

Lurking: Georgia Tech (Coastal Division; 6-1, 4-1)

Game of Last Week: Georgia Tech 28 vs. Virginia Tech 23. What happened? Virginia Tech was poised to make a run at the national title game as the nation’s best one-loss team, but a very inspired Georgia Tech attack held the Hokies down, and pulled out the victory even after a late surge from Tyrod Taylor and the Hokie offense.

Game of Next Week: Georgia Tech vs. Virginia. This will be for the Coastal Division lead.

Bowl Eligible Teams: None yet.


Conference Leader: Oregon (5-1, 3-0)

Lurking: USC (5-1, 2-1)

Game of Last Week: Arizona State 24 vs. Washington 17. Sun Devils’ QB Danny Sullivan threw a last-minute 50-yard TD pass to steal a win away from the Huskies, who were primed to make a run at the Pac-10 conference title.

Game of Next Week: Oregon State vs. USC. The Trojans will be looking for payback for what the Beavers did to them last year, effectively ending their national title hopes. Plus both are 2-1 in the Pac-10, tied for second place.

Bowl Eligible Teams: None yet.


Conference Leaders: Florida (East Division; 6-0, 4-0), Alabama (West Division; 7-0, 4-0)

Lurking: LSU (West Division; 5-1, 3-1)

Game of Last Week: Florida 23 vs. Arkansas 20. The Gators survived yet another conference scare from the Razorbacks, relying on Tim Tebow late in order to secure the victory and retain the No. 1 overall ranking in the BCS.

Game of Next Week: LSU vs. Auburn. Auburn is looking to reinsert itself into the SEC discussion after a rough patch kept the Tigers out of the national conversation all of last year. LSU is looking to move past its paltry output against Florida in its first game since losing to the Gators 13-3.

Bowl Eligible: Florida Gators, Alabama Crimson Tide.