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North Carolina in the discussion for who’s No. 2 in the ACC.
At this point, take 11 ACC teams – leaving out Clemson and Notre Dame on top, and Syracuse and Duke down low – throw them all in a bag, pick one out, and you probably have a winning team for that week.
I know it took a fantastic comeback by Clemson to get by Boston College, and DJ Uiagalelei was outstanding, but that’s on you if you didn’t see the avalanche coming in the second half.
Clemson does that once in a while. It has a bad game in 2019 against North Carolina here, and issues with Syracuse in 2018 and 2017 there, and a loss to 2016 Pitt, and a miraculous fight with NC State in 2015, and then it ends up winning the ACC Championship.
While all that was happening, Notre Dame had a polite scrimmage against Georgia Tech.
The two stars did what they needed to do – more on that in a later section –
Miami is okay, but it already got rocked by Clemson and it hasn’t exactly been scintillating.
This week, Virginia Tech once again struggled, but it got by Louisville.
North Carolina lost to a vastly inferior team for the second time in three weeks, showing the defeat to Florida State was no fluke with the puzzling performance on Saturday against Virginia.
There’s still time for the Tar Heels, and Hokies, and Hurricanes, and NC State Wolfpack, and Wake Forest to catch fire, catch a few breaks, and end up in Charlotte with a shot at the title, but we’ve got our top two teams in a vastly improved – and a very enjoyable – ACC.
Time is quickly running out on the ACC season, but that’s okay. If we get a Trevor Lawrence-led Clemson vs. Notre Dame in a rematch of whatever happens this weekend in South Bend, that’s fine.
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