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Monday, November 24, 2008
ACC's lunchtime links: League doesn't handle rankings well

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

The rankings have been a revolving door for ACC teams this season, and this week was no different. Considering the numbers Patrick Stevens of the Washington Times points out, Georgia Tech, Boston College and Florida State should all be a little nervous this weekend.

With his win over rival UNC on Saturday, NC State coach Tom O'Brien is now 4-0 this season against team from within the state and says he has "the best football program in the state. Without question."

Heading into its season finale against Vanderbilt, Wake Forest is still looking for answers on offense. All season, the biggest question has been up front for the Deacs.

Don't ask Virginia coach Al Groh about whether his son, offensive coordinator Mike Groh, will be back in 2009. He has no problem blowing that question off. One thing is for sure, Mike Groh didn't tell his players to surrender the ball to Clemson. Once again, Virginia beat itself, and the Cavaliers have now had more turnovers -- 29 -- than they have had in a single season since 1996.

Clemson's defense took a huge hit with the loss of bandit end Ricky Sapp, who is out for what little is left of the season with a partially torn ACL.