ESPN has updated its ACC bowl game projections following a big slate of games during Week 8 of the 2013 college football season.
Florida State flexed its muscle not only within the league, but to the rest of the nation as well. Quarterback Jameis Winston solidified his case for a Heisman Trophy bid in leading the Seminoles to a 51-14 blowout of then-No. 3 Clemson. The win was so convincing, in fact, that it jumped FSU ahead of Oregon in the BCS polls and into the No. 2 spot.
The Noles are now on track to earn a BCS national title game berth against Alabama. Should they remain there through their final six games, Clemson or Miami would jostle for the ACC’s automatic bid to the BCS Orange Bowl. Although the Hurricanes are undefeated, the Tigers are still expected to snag the bid for themselves at this point.
Virginia Tech sits at No. 14 in the BCS, but after the Hokies, the league is a cluster of middle-of-the-road programs. A few bounces of the ball here and there could easily shift a team like Pitt down or a Georgia Tech squad up the projections, for example.
Check out the full 2013 ACC bowl game projections below. Where does your team sit?
VIZIO BCS National Championship Game, Jan. 6: Florida State
Discover Orange Bowl, Jan. 3: Clemson
Chick-fil-A Bowl, Dec. 31: Miami
Russell Athletic Bowl, Dec. 28: Virginia Tech
Hyundai Sun Bowl, Dec. 31: Pitt
Belk Bowl, Dec. 28: Duke
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, Dec. 30: Georgia Tech
AdvoCare V100 Bowl, Dec. 31: Maryland
Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman, Dec. 27: Boston College