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Can a 6-6 Miami team make the ACCCG?

If anyone needed a new reason to be completely entertained by the ACC, I present to you an amazing scenario: We might be playing an unranked, 6-6 Miami team in the ACCCG this year.

Miami is 3-0 in the ACC right now. They've already been blown out by K-State. They'll probably be blown out by ND and FSU in the coming weeks. Losing those three games by a combined million points will, regardless of Miami's record at the end of the year, undoubtedly keep them out of the rankings. Even though only one actually counts as an ACC loss.

But as far as the rest of their ACC play goes, Miami has four games coming up that are important: UNC, UVA, VT, and Duke. UNC is irrelevant thanks to their bowl ban ... they can beat Miami and not change much. They could add an ACC loss to Miami's schedule, sure, but since they can't win the division, Miami doesn't compete with them. Miami should be able to handle Duke (although Duke making the ACCCG would be even more hilarious). Even if Miami lost to UVA ... the winner of the VT/Miami game likely wins the Coastal Division.

Oh, and the VT/Miami game is in Miami. Miami has the week prior off. And it's the first of two straight Thursday night games for VT, with a game against FSU the week after. Who will VT be thinking of when they travel to Miami? #3 FSU, or potentially a 4-4 Miami team?

Conceivably, Miami could go into the ACC CG against us with a record of 6-6, unranked, by just beating VT. GT and UNC are completely out of it. In fact, the other options are even worse: Duke or UVA, of which either team could make the ACCCG with a win over VT, unranked, with similar records.

Miami, who just gave up 650 yards of offense against NC State, averaging over 500 yards of offense allowed against FBS opponents (and around 350 against Bethune-Cookman, currently ranked 100th nationally in points allowed, 84th nationally in rushing yards, might be our opponent in the ACCCG.

An embarrassing VT team is now our only hope at getting any credit for winning the ACC.

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