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ACC Post-Week 8 Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
Week 8 featured a full slate of action in the ACC. Florida State got a big win over rival Miami, while Clemson knocked off Virginia Tech. NC State escaped College Park with a close win, and Duke got bowl eligible for the first time since 1994 with an upset victory over North Carolina. Offensive Player of the Year Standings 1. Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina – The sophomore has been on...

Fan Runs Onto Field During Florida State-Miami Game

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
The Miami-Florida State rivalry has produced plenty of instant classics over the years and while Saturday night's game wasn't the best in the series, it provided one of the most bizarre moments in recent memory. The game was interrupted in the first quarter when a fan somehow made his way onto the field during a Florida State drive. The play was largely over when the fan ran onto the field...

College Football Week 8 Recap: Kansas State, Florida solidify BCS contender status

By David Fox, 1 year 11 months ago
The skeptics are nowhere to be found in Manhattan, Kan., and Gainesville, Fla. Of course, Alabama and Oregon keep rolling in the national title hunt, but two potential usurpers continue to state their resounding cases week after week. A month after defeating Oklahoma 24-19, Kansas State erased any misgivings about the Wildcats’ clout as a national contender by pounding West Virginia 55-14...

College Football's Second-Half Predictions for 2012

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
The first half of the college football season provided plenty of twists and turns, but the second half is really when the national championship and the conference title races will be decided. With most teams finished with their non-conference games, the focus shifts to conference play, which is arguably the best stretch of the season. And the best news for college football fans? None of the...

ACC Week 8 Preview and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
There's a full slate of games in the ACC this week, as all 12 teams are in action on Saturday afternoon. Although there are no marquee top-25 games, there are some crucial conference matchups, including Florida State-Miami and Virginia Tech-Clemson. Duke hopes to get bowl eligible against North Carolina, while Virginia looks to end a five-game losing streak with a win over Wake Forest. Other...

2012 Heisman Trophy Contenders: Post-Week 7

By Braden Gall, 1 year 11 months ago
Each week, the Athlon editors and others who closely follow college football vote on the most prestigious award in the sport. A 13-man conglomerate of college football gurus from Athlon Sports and other publications cast their votes this week for their top Heisman Trophy candidates. The votes will be tallied and the results will be posted as the Athlon Sports Heisman Watch List every week of...

ACC 2012 Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
The first half of the season has been an up and down affair for the ACC. After watching Florida State climb into the top five of the polls, the Seminoles suffered a disappointing loss to NC State, effectively ending any national title hopes. While the ACC is without a national championship contender, this conference still has a lot of intrigue to follow in the second half of the year. The...

College Football: BCS Analysis Post-Week 7

By David Fox, 1 year 11 months ago
The first BCS standings for 2012 began where they ended in 2011 -- with an all-SEC title game scenario. A near-unanimous No. 1 in the coaches’ and Harris polls, Alabama began in the BCS standings in the top spot. But the surprise was at No. 2. Propelled by a No. 1 average in the computer polls, Florida opened the BCS standings at No. 2 ahead of Oregon. The Ducks were No. 2 in both human...

ACC Week 7 Preview and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
With only four games on the Week 7 slate, it's a relatively quiet Saturday of action in the ACC. Florida State looks to bounce back after last week's disappointing loss to NC State, as struggling Boston College visits Tallahassee. The North Carolina-Miami is the ACC's best matchup for Week 7 and should be an entertaining offensive affair with both teams averaging over 30 points a game. Other...

ACC Post-Week 6 Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 11 months ago
With Florida State's loss to NC State, the ACC is officially out of the national title race. The Seminoles were the conference's best hope at finishing No. 1 or No. 2 in the BCS, but the championship dreams will have to wait another year. Clemson kept its ACC title hopes alive with a victory over Georgia Tech, while Duke improved to 5-1 with a win over Virginia.  Offensive Player of the...