- Heather Dinich, ESPN Staff Writer
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Entering Week 12, six ACC teams are bowl eligible, and three – Duke, Wake Forest and Virginia – have run out of opportunities to win six games. The defending division champs – Georgia Tech and Clemson – are still searching for that sixth win, along with Boston College. All three should be favored in their respective games this weekend as they’re playing the three aforementioned programs that are mathematically ineligible for bowls.
Still, nothing is guaranteed, and it’s important that all three lock up their spots this weekend because it’s only going to get more difficult against nonconference competition in the final week. Both BC and Georgia Tech would have to win on the road, and Clemson still has to play rival South Carolina.
These predictions haven’t changed since last week because there has been little movement in the ACC standings.
Here’s a look at this week’s bowl projections:
Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. BCS
Chick-fil-A Bowl: Florida State vs. SEC
Champs Sports Bowl: NC State vs. Big East
Hyundai Sun Bowl: Miami vs. Pac-10
Meineke Car Care Bowl: Clemson vs. Big East
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina vs. SEC
Advocare V100 Independence Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. Mountain West
Eagle Bank Bowl: Maryland vs. Conference USA
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Boston College vs. WAC