Atlantic Coast Conference
Conference Leaders: Boston College (Atlantic Division; 5-3, 3-2), Georgia Tech (Coastal Division; 7-1, 5-1)
Lurking: Clemson (Atlantic Division; 4-3, 3-2)
Game of Last Week: Clemson 40 vs. Miami (FL) 37 F/OT.
Clemson’s offense fired on all cylinders, and a perfectly fired touchdown pass from QB Kyle Parker to Jacoby Ford in overtime sent the Tigers to the shocking upset victory over the former BCS No. 10 Hurricanes. The Tigers also claimed a tie in the Atlantic Division with the victory.
Game of Next Week: Miami (FL) vs. Wake Forest.
Two teams that are 2-2 in the ACC will be looking to make a little more noise and rebound from recent losses that have taken both teams out of the top spots in their divisions.
Bowl Eligible Teams: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Conference Leader: Oregon (6-1, 4-0)
Lurking: USC (6-1, 3-1)
Game of Last Week: USC 42 vs. Oregon State 36.
This one was even closer than the score suggests, as USC was never truly able to separate itself from the Beavers at home. The Trojans were looking to avenge their only loss of last season and limited the Beaver offense just enough to pull out the victory.
Game of Next Week: USC vs. Oregon.
A huge ranked matchup in the Pac-10 at Autzen Stadium will have a big say in who wins the conference this year.
Bowl Eligible Teams: None yet.
Conference Leaders: Florida (East Division; 7-0, 5-0), Alabama (West Division; 8-0, 5-0)
Lurking: LSU (West Division; 6-1, 4-1)
Game of Last Week: Alabama 12 vs. Tennessee 10.
Two blocked field goals and a third that missed the crossbar by just a few feet saved the Crimson Tide from being upset at home by the Volunteers.
Game of Next Week: Georgia vs. Florida.
It’s a cocktail party. It’s very large. It’s always a good game. Enjoy.
Bowl Eligible Teams: Florida Gators, Alabama Crimson Tide.