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ACC Week 8 Roundup, Rankings, Bowl Projections & What You Need To Know


What happened this weekend? Here’s everything you need to know about Week 8 of the ACC season.


ACC Week 8 Roundup, Rankings, Bowl Projections & What You Need To Know

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ACC Week 8 Rankings

1. Clemson (7-0)
2. Louisville (6-1)
3. Virginia Tech (5-2)
4. North Carolina (6-2)
5. Florida State (5-2)
6. Miami (4-3)
7. North Carolina State (4-3)
8. Pitt (5-2)
9. Georgia Tech (4-3)
10. Wake Forest (5-2)
11. Virginia (2-5)
12. Duke (3-4)
13. Syracuse (4-4)
14. Boston College (3-4)

ACC Week 8 Roundup

Virginia Tech kicked off the weekend with an impressive performance over Miami, with the Hokie pass rush ripping through the Hurricane offense in the 37-16 win. The Canes appear demoralized – and now they’re looking like a young team in need of a break. The Hokies are looking like the Syracuse loss was a blip and they’re ready to make a run for the Coastal title. … Lamar Jackson was back to form as Louisville destroyed a lifeless NC State. Jackson was Jackson, running for 355 yards and running for 76 as the Cardinals destroyed the Wolfpack well before halftime. … Virginia was rested and looking for a big home statement against North Carolina. Instead, Mitch Trubisky threw for 310 yards in the easy Tar Heel win. The UNC run defense showed holes, but it didn’t matter – the O took care of the game early. … Boston College still hasn’t won an ACC game since late in the 2014 season, but it hung around a game against Syracuse it had no business staying alive in. Patrick Towles was a disaster throwing the ball for the Eagles, but he ran for 104 yards to try keeping pace with an explosive Orange offense that got yet another massive day out of Eric Dungey, who threw for 434 yards to keep SU bowl hopes alive.

ACC Week 8 Bowl Projections

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Alabama vs. Clemson

Capital One Orange Bowl
Louisville vs. Wisconsin

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
Auburn vs. Florida State

Russell Athletic Bowl
Virginia Tech vs. Baylor

Hyundai Sun Bowl
North Carolina vs. UCLA

Belk Bowl
NC State vs. Arkansas

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Pitt vs. Iowa

TaxSlayer Bowl
Ole Miss vs. Miami

Military Bowl Presented By Northrup Grumman
Georgia Tech vs. Houston

Camping World Independence Bowl
Wake Forest vs. North Texas