If an ACC team plays a school from a non-power conference (usually Elon), they win big. If they play a school from a power conference, they lose.
(Yes, I know Virginia Tech beat Ohio State last year. That would be the Ohio State team that had just lost its Heisman candidate QB and was starting a freshman who'd never taken a snap in college before. Every curve has its end points)
So, the teams that ACC teams beat this weekend included:
- Alcorn State
- Rhode Island
- Youngstown State (who made it exciting, because Pitt isn't allowed to have nice things)
- Texas State
The teams that beat ACC teams this past weekend included:
- South Carolina (whom UNC could have knocked off if they'd paid attention at any point)
- Auburn (aided in a small part by Louisville coach Bobby Petrino's failure to understand basic clock management)
- Ohio State
Week 2 should be better record-wise, as the only serious opponent running out there is the Mrs-Piggy-in-the-Muppet-Movie of the ACC, Notre Dame. Otherwise, it's a murderer's row of Furmans and Akrons and of course Tulane. The league should feast and the talk radio chest-thumping will be back.
We'll see how long it lasts.