Bowl Projection Time! 11/29/10

Posted by Brandon Rink on November 30, 2010 under ACC Football | 6 Comments to Read

Dabo: We get to fight hunger. Boyd: Great? Do I start? (Per OrangeandWhite.com, by Mark Crammer)

We’ve poured over projection after projection – team article after team article to piece together our bowl predictions…and it’s still pretty unclear. Here are my picks and notes below on how I got there with a sampling of the media’s picks…

Outlet Orange CFA Champs Sun
Us VT/FSU VT/FSU MD Miami
CBS VT FSU MD Miami
MS ESPN* VT FSU NCSU BC
AA ESPN$ VT FSU MD Miami
CFN VT FSU MD NC State
OS# VT FSU NCSU Miami
Rivals VT FSU NCSU Miami
HD ESPN% VT FSU NCSU Miami
SI VT FSU MD Miami
Outlet Meineke Music Indy Military Hunger
Us NCSU UNC GT BC Clemson
CBS NCSU UNC Clemson BC GT
MS ESPN* UNC MD Clemson GT Miami
AA ESPN$ NCSU UNC GT Clemson BC
CFN UNC Miami BC GT Clemson
OS# Clemson UNC GT MD BC
Rivals UNC MD Clemson GT BC
HD ESPN% Clemson UNC MD GT BC
SI Clemson UNC GT BC Miami

*Mark Schlabach $Andrea Adelson %Heather Dinich #Orlando Sentinel

ACC Notes

  • We’ll save our Orange Bowl projection for later in the week.
  • Maybe I have a little too much faith in the Champs for picking the better team, but I’ll stick the Terps in Orlando where they really deserve to go and the dominoes fall after that.
  • Take a look at that CBS projection for a second – they run the Sun Bowl, and Sun Bowl reps like the name recognition with the ‘Canes.
  • Ultimately, this seemed like the year Clemson would get Charlotte, but NC State will be hard to pass up there.
  • General consensus seems to be that UNC won’t slip past the Music City and a team that could be picked over them, Clemson, already made the trip last year.
  • Some reports already that Georgia Tech is the team the Independence is aiming for.
  • Now, it’s either BC or Clemson for the Military Bowl. Do they take the team on a 5-game winning streak and lobbying for a better bowl…or the team/fanbase weary from a disappointing season? I’ll give BC the edge.
  • So, Clemson – enjoy the Bay Area.
  • Miami and Maryland are the key pieces here – if Miami slips back to the Military or Fight Hunger…NC State and Clemson move up with the Pack in El Paso and Clemson in Charlotte. NC State gets picked over Maryland for the Champs and it’s possible the Terps slip back to the Music City or even back to D.C. – sending UNC and BC backwards.
  • Phil Steele has BC in the Little Ceaser’s Bowl against Northern Illinois – so there’s that.

Opponent Notes

Who do you have going where? Comment your projections…


  • Eddie said,

    Be bold!!!!! Pick a winner in the vpi-fsu game.

  • Brandon Rink said,

    Eddie,

    Ha, trust me – I’m going to pick it later this week. I gotta have a little mystery going into my other ACC Championship Game posts this week.

  • JJ said,

    If East Carolina is in the Military Bowl, then it rules out UNC playing there.

    Rumor has it Chic-Fil-A might take Florida from the SEC, if so, you could see NC State slide up there (assuming VT wins ACCCG over FSU). Though, word in Raleigh right now is hoping for Champs in Orlando. Pack doesn’t want to go to Charlotte, though convenient, thought of as more of a 6-6 toilet bowl (even with it moving up in selection).

    Big thing is Miami firing Shannon- makes the whole thing blurry, now NCSU or Maryland might get to (or have to) go to El Paso.

  • World Spinner said,

    Bowl Projection Time! 11/29/10 » ACC Blogger…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

  • World Spinner said,

    Bowl Projection Time! 11/29/10…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

  • Orange Bowl Tickets said,

    The Orange Bowl is one of the “Granddaddy” bowls, steeped in tradition. Show ‘em how it’s done Stanford…good on ya.