|45.0%||Oklahoma Sooners @ Florida St. Seminoles|
|55.0%||Florida St. Seminoles @ Florida Gators|
|60.0%||N.C. State Wolfpack @ Cincinnati Bearcats|
|65.0%||Auburn Tigers @ Clemson Tigers|
|37.5%||Clemson Tigers @ South Carolina Gamecocks|
|40.0%||West Virginia Mountaineers @ Maryland Terrapins|
|22.5%||Maryland Terrapins @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish|
|70.0%||Northwestern Wildcats @ Boston College Eagles|
|17.5%||Boston College Eagles @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish|
|25.0%||Wake Forest Demon Deacons @ Syracuse Orange|
|7.5%||Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Wake Forest Demon Deacons|
|50.0%||Vanderbilt Commodores @ Wake Forest Demon Deacons|
|80.0%||Rutgers Scarlett Knights @ North Carolina Tar Heels|
|77.5%||Louisville Cardinals @ North Carolina Tar Heels|
|50.0%||Ohio State Buckeyes @ Miami Hurricanes|
|72.5%||Kansas State Wildcats @ Miami Hurricanes|
|50.0%||Miami Hurricanes @ South Florida Bulls|
|92.5%||Kansas Jayhawks @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets|
|35.0%||Georgia Bulldogs @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets|
|50.0%||Virginia Cavaliers @ Indiana Hoosiers|
|12.5%||Stanford Cardinal @ Duke Blue Devils|
Recently, Heather Dinich posted five things she would need to see from the ACC before she would believe them. Today, I'll break down one of those items.
"The ACC will have a winning record against its BCS opponents. The ACC has a good chance of earning a winning record against the SEC this year, but overall I remain in doubt about whether or not the ACC can improve upon last year's 9-14 record against BCS opponents."
There is a key question here: Does Notre Dame Count? Notre Dame is in the BCS, but not in a BCS conference. Because the ACC could really pull this off if Notre Dame doesn't count.
Why is that? The ACC plays 21 games against BCS competition, as I said. That is an incredible number and is much higher than any other conference (21/48 non-con games are against BCS teams).
As you can see in the chart at left, I currently project the ACC to go 10-11 in those 21 games.
But if Notre Dame doesn't count, I project the ACC to go 10-8 or 9-9 in its 18 games against teams within a BCS conference. Notre Dame is really picking off the mid and lower-tier programs in the conference. Smart on their part as the ACC teams go for the cash grab.
Meanwhile, UNC seems to be doing the smart thing by scheduling two very average Big East teams, neither of which are a serious threat to beat them.
Of course, the biggest wildcard here is the Miami Hurricanes. I have split the difference with my predictions, as nobody can be sure who (if anyone) will be suspended for the 'Canes, and for how long.
Verdict: There's a chance.