It's the end of an era, as we are in the final ACC season with divisions. I don't know if that means next year's wheel of destiny will be more or less crazy.
A month into the season, and everyone except Miami has played at least one conference game. Both divisions are up for grabs, but for different reasons. The Atlantic has a few teams that look like they could compete with Clemson, or at least be able to jump in if the Tigers stumble. Meanwhile, the Coastal is . . .the Coastal. It's probably going to be a game of hot potato all season long.
--We're only talking about conference records here.
--"Additional losses" means losses that teams receive from other ACC teams. For example, BC is 1-2 and would need every other team in the division to have 2 or more losses. That means they would need other teams in addition to themselves to beat Clemson and Syracuse in order to have a chance.
--Most scenarios here are just referring to what a teams needs to regain control of their destiny. We won't be getting too deep into tiebreakers until at least Halloween or so.
-Clemson (3-0) has tiebreakers over WF and NC State
-Syracuse (2-0) has a tiebreaker over Louisville
-Wake Forest (1-1) needs 2 Clemson losses, but they have a tiebreaker over FSU.
-Florida State (2-1) needs a Wake Forest loss, but they have tiebreakers over Louisville and BC.
-NC State (0-1) needs 2 Clemson losses.
-Boston College (1-2) needs losses by FSU (2), plus additional losses by Clemson and Syracuse. They do have a tiebreaker over Louisville.
Just start winning:
-Louisville (0-3) has lost to Syracuse, FSU, and BC. I'm not even going to figure out their chances until they get a W.
-Miami (0-0) hasn't played anyone.
-UNC (1-0) with a tiebreaker over VT.
-Duke (1-0) with a tiebreaker over uva.
-Georgia Tech (1-1) with a tiebreaker over Pitt. (The loss was from Clemson.)
-Virginia Tech (1-1) needs 2 UNC losses.
-Pitt (0-1) needs a GT loss.
Just start winning:
-uva (0-2) lost to Duke.