Projecting ACC win totals
Clemson is in the midst of a dominating run through ACC play, having won the conference title five straight years now. On Monday, CBS Sports put out projected win totals for all ACC teams, and according to them the Tigers should run away with a sixth consecutive ACC Conference Championship in 2020.
In fact, they have the Tigers running through their schedule completely unscathed.
Analysis: There’s no doubt that the Tigers’ late-season date at Notre Dame is tough, but even in that setting, Clemson would enter the game as a betting favorite of nearly a touchdown. Predicting a loss at any other spot on the schedule would be trying to force unique imagined circumstances into the activity, and that’s not the goal here. Clemson is one of the top-three programs in all of college football, is led by one of the two best quarterbacks in the sport and will likely be a double-digit favorite in every conference game. The Tigers have shown they’re not capable of covering every one of those huge spreads, but the only loss in their last 30 games came at the hands of an LSU team that, with its 14 players selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, has an argument as one of the greatest teams in college football history.CBS Sports
Overall, they project the league to be much improved from what it was a season ago. In fact, they are predicting something similar to what the ACC saw in 2016, when it was the best P5 conference in the country.
They are projecting Virginia Tech, and UNC to both go 7-1 in league play, with the Hokies hitting the 10 win mark. Head coach Justin Fuente will enter 2020 with a fairly warm seat, as many Va Tech fans have started to run out of patience. A season of this magnitude would indeed change perceptions in Blacksburg.
They think the Tarheels finish up at 9-3, and as the leagues third best team, and MIami as the fourth best team, also finishing up at 9-3.
They also have Louisville, Florida State, and NC State as eight win teams.
Oh, the insanity….A ten win team, two nine win teams, and three eight win teams?
Check out the full list here.