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Sunday, September 18, 2011
ACC bowl projections: Week 3

By Heather Dinich

The one team I’m really starting to waver on is Wake Forest. The Deacs are much better than they were a year ago, and Tanner Price has looked particularly impressive. They’re a borderline bowl team with a much better shot than Boston College right now at seeing the postseason. The Deacs’ schedule, though, isn’t easy, and there’s little margin for error. They’ve still got something to prove, and odds are, their bowl eligibility will come down to the final two games. I’m going to give them a vote of confidence this weekend, though, because I think they’re good enough to pick up a road win at BC next weekend. We’ll see if they prove me right. NC State’s performance against Cincinnati, on the other hand, could knock the Wolfpack out next weekend.

Here are your updated bowl projections:

Discover Orange Bowl: Florida State

Chick-fil-A Bowl: Virginia Tech

Champs Sports Bowl: North Carolina

Hyundai Sun Bowl: Georgia Tech

Belk Bowl: Miami

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Clemson

Advocare V100 Independence Bowl: Maryland

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman: NC State

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Wake Forest