Now that the first quarter of the season has played out, it is time to start looking at scoreboards. While BC ultimately controls its own destiny, it is always nice to see your rivals lose to someone else. With that in mind here is who I am rooting for and against this weekend.
Clemson vs Georgia Tech
BC needs Georgia Tech to win and preferably in a crushing fashion. A GT win would make our victory over the Jackets seem more impressive and it would put Clemson below us in the division.
Alabama vs Florida State
This is where my guide becomes a little more subjective and hunches replace actual common sense. In the common sense world BC would want a fellow ACC team to whip an SEC team. This gives our conference credibility. In my mind FSU losing is better. From a distance it looks like this FSU season could go either way. If they get beat Saturday, perhaps they start packing it in during conference play. If FSU mails in the season, that is one less competitor for the division title.
Maryland vs Rutgers
A Maryland win helps the conference, our national rankings and our New Jersey recruiting. Go Terps!
Louisville vs NC State
Like the FSU game, logic gets thrown out the window due to my grudge. I have no problem with TOB going 1-11.
Duke vs Miami
Neither impacts our ACC standings. I guess I would like to see Duke win. Helps our Florida recruiting and makes Ted Roof’s job a little safer. (I believe Duke might be interested in hiring Logan as their head coach. That would be bad for BC.)
Virginia vs Pitt
Big East vs the ACC. I’ll finally toe the conference line. Go UVA!
UNC vs Virginia Tech
Neither team is in our division but VT is on our schedule. I want them to have a few setbacks before we play them. Go Tar Heels.