BOSTON (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has two schools in the state of Mississippi — and almost an entire division, in fact — stalking a berth in the new college football playoff. The Big Ten, often maligned, has Michigan State on a course for the national semifinals and a couple of other ranked, one-loss schools standing by if the Spartans falter. The Big 12 and Pac-12 each have a handful of teams in the polls, too.
A look at things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference during Week 8 of the season:
Until Notre Dame proves it can beat one of the elite programs in college football on a grand stage, the overall assessment of Notre Dame will be that it is good, but not good enough. But this season appears to be up for grabs with plenty of surprises still to come. Can Notre Dame offer one more surprise?
A look at things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference during Week 7 of the season:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Impressive defensive numbers may no longer be a significant indicator of success. At least not in the ACC.
Michael Felder of Bleacher Report stopped by Tuesday for your ACC Weekend Wrap-Up. Felder breaks down the ACC match-ups from the weekend with Frank and Yarbs as well preview the weekend of games to come.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has something else to blame for its latest loss. This time, it was the offense that failed the Tar Heels — not their oft-maligned defense.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren thinks his Wolfpack’s loss to Florida State a week ago may have cost them against Clemson, too.
T-Bone’s week 5 College Football rankings. Check back early next week for the updated poll.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The game between North Carolina State and Florida State continued Monday with coach Dave Doeren saying the Seminoles faked injuries to slow the Wolfpack down in their meeting over the weekend.