ACC bowl projections: Week 5

If NC State is a bowl team, I’m the next ACC commissioner. There have been some dramatic changes in this week’s bowl lineup, starting at the top, but it’s still early. Florida State has a very kind schedule from here on out, while it doesn’t get much easier for Clemson, starting Saturday with a road trip to Virginia Tech. Of all of the teams facing championship-caliber expectations this season, though, Virginia Tech has probably proved the least so far. That’s not to say the Hokies aren’t good enough to repeat as Coastal Division champs, but right now, Georgia Tech looks better both on paper and on the field.

Based on what happened THIS past week, here are your updated bowl projections:

Discover Orange Bowl: Clemson

Chick-fil-A Bowl: Virginia Tech

Champs Sports Bowl: Florida State

Hyundai Sun Bowl: Georgia Tech

Belk Bowl: North Carolina

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Miami

Advocare V100 Independence Bowl: Maryland

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman: Wake Forest