ACC, Pac-10, and SEC Capsules Week Nine

Bleacher ReportContributor IOctober 31, 2009

EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 31: Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli #8 of the Oregon Ducks celebrates with fans on the sidelines as time runs down in the fourth quarter of the game against the USC Trojans at Autzen Stadium on October 31, 2009 in Eugene, Oregon. Masoli threw for 222 yards and a touchdown and ran for 164 more yards with another score as the Ducks upset the Trojans 47-20. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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Atlantic Coast Conference

Conference Leaders: Clemson (Atlantic Division; 5-3, 3-2) and Georgia Tech (Coastal Division; 8-1, 5-1)

Lurking: Boston College (Atlantic Division; 6-3, 3-2)

Game of Last Week: Miami 28 vs. Wake Forest 27. Down early, and looking nothing like the team that nearly broke into the top five earlier this season, the Hurricanes pulled off a great comeback win to escape the upset.

Game of Next Week: Florida State vs. Clemson. Both still have a shot at a good bowl bid, and for Clemson, a win in this home game would help their bid to make it to their first ACC Championship Game.

Bowl Eligible Teams: Boston College Golden Eagles, Miami Hurricanes, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Pac-10

Conference Leader : Oregon (7-1, 5-0)

Lurking: Arizona (5-2, 3-1)

Game of Last Week: Oregon 47 vs. USC 20. A meeting of the top two teams in the Pac-10, and two teams in the top ten of the BCS, the Ducks looked like the higher ranked team, and went a long way in securing a Pac-10 title.

Game of Next Week: Oregon vs. Stanford. Fresh off a huge victory over the Trojans, the Ducks will now have to travel to Palo Alto, and make sure they don’t fall flat on their faces, with a chance to further their Pac-10 title hopes.

Bowl Eligible Teams: Oregon Ducks, USC Trojans, California Bears.

SEC

Conference Leaders: Florida (Clinched East Division Title; 8-0, 6-0), Alabama (West Division; 8-0, 5-0)

Lurking: LSU (West Division, 7-1, 4-1)

Game of Last Week: Mississippi State 31 vs. Kentucky 24. 252 yards and two touchdowns from Wildcat running back Anthony Dixon helped the Bulldogs take a step closer to .500 and possibly a bowl bid from the SEC.

Game of Next Week: LSU vs. Alabama. Coming off a bye week, a victory here would clinch the West Division for the Crimson Tide, and reaffirm their place among the nation’s best. A victory for the Tigers would possibly reinsert them into the national title chase, and tie them atop the SEC West.

Bowl Eligible Teams: Florida Gators, Alabama Crimson Tide, South Carolina Gamecocks, LSU Tigers, Auburn Tigers.