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College Football Schedule: Miami Vs. Virginia Tech Highlights ACC Slate

ACC teams in both divisions will be jockeying for conference positioning this weekend in what promises to be an interesting slate of Saturday matchups.

We're just two short days away from the second slate of Saturday games in the college football season. By the end of the weekend, the ACC standings have the potential to turn in any number of interesting directions. Here are the current conference standings heading into Week 6.

Atlantic Conf. Record Overall Record
Clemson 2-0 5-0
Wake Forest 2-0 3-1
Maryland 1-0 2-2
Florida State 0-1 2-2
North Carolina State 0-2 2-3
Boston College 0-2 1-4

 

Coastal Conf. Record Overall Record
Georgia Tech
2-0 5-0
Duke 1-0 3-2
North Carolina
1-1 4-1
Virginia Tech
0-1 4-1
Virginia
0-1 3-2
Miami 0-1 2-2

 

Here are the conference games on tap for the weekend:

  • Maryland at No. 13 Georgia Tech
  • Miami at No. 21 Virginia Tech
  • No. 23 Florida State at Wake Forest
  • Boston College at No. 8 Clemson

The surprise Clemson Tigers should have no trouble taking care of business at home against the lowly Eagles of Boston College. I think we can all agree on that. More interesting will be the other three matchups. Wake Forest looks to remain unbeaten in conference play when they host Florida State. The Seminoles look to rebound from consecutive losses against top-tier opponents (OU, Clemson) before their season gets away from them.

Maryland and Georgia Tech will duke it out in Atlanta, with the winner remaining undefeated in ACC play. The Terps will have their hands full trying to slow down the triple-option rushing attack of the Yellow Jackets on defense, and then try to exploit the loss of two key Georgia Tech defenders offensively.

Finally, the mid-afternoon matchup in Blacksburg between 21st ranked Virginia Tech and the Miami Hurricanes pits two teams who can ill afford another conference loss. Both teams have already dropped a game in ACC play, so expect both teams to compete as if their  season were on the line Saturday afternoon.