2019 ACC Schedule and Predictions

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ACC Conference

This conference has 2 divisions on the opposite side of the spectrum. The Atlantic is straight forward with Clemson the clear favorite and the Coastal is usually wide open. The ACC is argued to be the worst P5 conference, but still has a handful of good teams.

ACC Atlantic

Favorite: Clemson (-650)

Dark horse: Syracuse (+1000)

Toughest Path: Florida State

Easiest Path: The Tigers

My Pick: Clemson

-Most Important Games-

  1. Clemson @ Syracuse
  2. Syracuse @ Florida State

The winner of Clemson and Syracuse could decide it. If Clemson wins, it should be sewn up for the Tigers. If Syracuse wins, then their toughest remaining game is vs FSU. Syracuse is an upset at home away from making a run at the division and maybe even the College Football Playoff.

ACC Coastal

Favorite: Virginia Tech (+185)

Dark horse: Pittsburgh (+1600)

Toughest Path: Pittsburgh

Easiest Path: Miami Fl

My Pick: Virginia

-Most Important Games-

  1. Virginia Tech @ Virginia
  2. Virginia @ Miami FL
  3. Miami FL hosts Virginia Tech
  4. Virginia @ Pittsburgh

The Coastal has 3 real contenders, with Virginia Tech, Virginia and Miami FL. The Hurricanes get both the Hokies and UVA at home, which gives them a slight upper hand. Virginia is my pick to win the division, but the game at Pitt Week 1 will be the very important.

ACC Title Game

Clemson and Virginia will meet in the ACC Title Game and again the Tigers will win the championship. Virginia has the pieces to win their division, but it will be very tough to beat the Tigers, especially if they replace the defensive losses.