Sandings are jumbled after early ACC action

Surprising Wake Forest is 5-0

Miami, Fla. State struggle

October 05, 2006|By Heather A. Dinich | Heather A. Dinich,Sun reporter

North Carolina State coach Chuck Amato described his team's dramatic end to an upset of Boston College on Sept. 23 as 90 seconds of college football that will "live on in the history of this university forever."

The imminent success it generated in the unpredictable Atlantic Coast Conference, though, might not last longer than tonight.

Maryland@Georgia Tech Saturday, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM Line: Georgia Tech by 14

ACC SURPRISES

Teams in the ACC have made it more interesting every week, and it's added up to a jumbled mess after a month of play.

Sept. 9

Boston College 34, Clemson 33 (2 OTs)

The Eagles handed Clemson its first conference loss of the season, giving added importance to the Tigers' game against Bobby Bowden the following week ...

Sept. 16

Clemson 27, Florida State 20

Tommy Bowden defeated his father - and the Atlantic Division's preseason favorite - for the first time inTallahassee.

Sept. 23

North Carolina State 17, Boston College 15

This one was the shocker, as Wolfpack coach Chuck Amato was answering questions about his job security a week before because his team lost to Akron and Southern Mississippi.

Last Saturday

Georgia Tech 38, Virginia Tech 27

The Yellow Jackets legitimized their status as a contender for the Coastal Division by beating the defending champions early.

[Heather A. Dinich]

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