Duke at Virginia Tech, ACC Network, 12:30 p.m.
North Carolina at Miami, ESPNU, 2:30 p.m.
Maryland at Virginia, RSN, 3 p.m.
Boston College at Florida State, ESPN2, 5:30 p.m.
Not to get too ahead of myself, but if we beat UVA, could Duke vs. Virginia Tech be a game between a ranked and an unranked team? Probably not, but I bet we'd be ahead in the "others receiving votes" category. Gotta win next week first though.
Duke would need to beat both Virginia teams to able to make any kind of credible case for national ranking. IMO.
I noticed we even dropped in the Sagarin ratings (something like from #85 to #86) after beating Wake Forest ... probably because Stanford got beat this week.
BTW, UVA is #85 now in Sagarin, very close in rating, and the "home advantage" implies we should be a slight favorite.
I don't care about rankings or votes (we've only beaten one team with a winning record, so it also honestly would not make sense)...the part that makes me happy is that once again our away game is the 12:30 slot. That means that for the unc game we will be kicking off at 2:30 at the earliest, which of course makes for a much longer and more enjoyable tailgate at home.
Ozzie, your paradigm of optimism!
Go To Hell carolina, Go To Hell!
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I'm kind of glad for the 12:30 start. Night games in Blacksburg are tougher for any opponent, so the early start is good with me. Normally I'd like a later start, but not this time. Let's hope we are all celebrating like crazy about 3:30 that day.
Here is the list of affliates for the game:
I will say I enjoy an early game now and then, tailgate included...but I prefer them later in the season when it would be cold and dark in Wallace Wade in the late afternoon. (But if we ever get a November night game, I'll happily suffer!)