NCF Nation: Virginia
Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
There's a lot more than pride at stake this month (unless you're NC State). Boston College is playing for bragging rights and bowl eligibility today against Notre Dame while everyone else fights it out. With the way things are going, it won't be impossible for a three-loss team to wind up in the ACC championship game. Still, that's a scenario everyone would obviously like to avoid.
Here's a look at who's got what left to gamble with in the ACC:
- Maryland can still win out and win the Atlantic Division.
- The pressure is on in Tallahassee, though, for Florida State to do the same. If the Noles beat Clemson today and Wake Forest loses to Virginia, their outlook will be much brighter.
- It's hard to imagine, but technically, Clemson is still in it. The Tigers need a lot of help, but if Maryland and Wake Forest continue to lose and Clemson wins out, it's not impossible. They're also playing for Dabo Swinney's job.
- Both Georgia Tech and North Carolina must win today, which is obviously impossible, so one of their chances at winning the Coastal Division will take a serious hit today. Just like last week, when Maryland moved up in the standings just by watching during its bye week, Miami could do the same today.
- Wake Forest got some help from Maryland's loss, but the Demon Deacons still need the Terps to lose again. Oh, and they have to beat Virginia today, not to mention their remaining league games. Both Wake and UVa are playing for bowl eligibility today.
- The Cavaliers, on the other hand, also have no margin for error today. Because of their loss to Miami, they now need the Hurricanes to lose a conference game.