Sure, you can say the ACC has been down the past few years, but you cannot say that it hasn't been competitive. The ACC is easily the most equal conference in the nation.
If Duke had an ACC win, then that shows a lot. If every week the three teams that get ranked lose, then it is very equal.
The ACC has created an interesting season rather than a predictable one. The ACC may not be great for its talent, but it is sure great for its competitiveness.
It may not be drawing in huge crowds of fans and prime time TV events, but it has created a competitive environment.
Every game, every week is worth watching. One can guarantee a good game to watch on any given day in the ACC.
With this being said, the ACC is still wide open and up for grabs. So, who wants it more? These teams went through two a days in 100 degree heat, these teams hit hard, if the ref gets in their way, they hit him too.
The ACC has to sweat just like they do, hit just like they do, and play like they can. This is the mindset the ACC needs. College football thinks the ACC is a little-girl conference, which it has shown to be, but someone needs to ask them, whats wrong with y'all?
The ACC still has a chance to prove they are in a decent conference in this final week and bowl season.
The ACC Coastal Division
1. Virginia Tech 5-3
2. North Carolina 5-3
3. Georgia Tech 5-3
4. Miami 5-3
5. Virginia 3-5
6. Duke 1-7
The ACC Atlantic Division
1. Boston College 5-3
2. Maryland 5-3
3. Wake Forest 4-4
4. Florida State 4-4
5. Clemson 4-4
6. NC State 2-6
The Remaining Games and Picks
Clemson @ Virginia: Clemson
NC State @ UNC: UNC
BC @ Wake: BC
Duke @ VT: VT
FSU @ Maryland: Maryland
Maryland @ BC: BC
Miami @ NC State: Miami
UNC @ Duke: UNC
Virginia @ Virginia Tech: VT
As you can see, not that many games remain...The ACC will be decided by tie breakers. As you can see, I predict a rematch of last years Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game.
At the beginning of the year, I predicted an FSU-Miami showdown in the ACC championship game.
I predict BC will win the ACC Championship Game this year. They won't go just to play this year, they will go to win.
The ACC has showed that they have the abilities to be a good conference. The ACC had a tough year with the non-conference games vs. teams from other BCS conferences, but throughout the ACC campaign, they have made each other stronger and tougher. They have built clear eyes and full hearts.
I'm usually not big on the whole "which conference is the best" thing, but let's just say the ACC needs this one, so this one goes out to all the ACC fans, supporters, athletes, coaches, and especially haters:
Stop reading the news clippings. You're small and you're going to be smaller every week. There ain't going to be no growth spurt between now and the bowl game.
You're going to use your minds! You're going to play with your heart! And that is what you're going to use to win those games against BCS teams...
What's wrong with y'all? Y'all are playin' like some little girls! Y'all act like you never played football before! These guys are nothin'!
They bleed just like we do, and sweat just like we do. They went through two-a-days. We went through two-a-days in 110 degree heat. I want you to hit everything that moves!
If the ref gets in your way, you hit him! They're cheatin' us too! They're against us, too. This is our team. This is us! Let's go right now! Let's get it off now and let's go!
So Haters, Take Two Steps Back!