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ACC Football Predictions: Week 1

The Tar Heel Blog staff try and predict winners from Week 1 in the ACC

NCAA Basketball: Duke at North Carolina Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the first Tar Heel Blog ACC football game predictions of the season. Each week your slightly esteemed and highly educated THB staff will give their picks for that week’s upcoming games. Some of our methods are surprisingly scientific while others may hinge on who has the coolest alternate uniform in any given week.

As the season goes along, we’ll keep a running leader board to keep track of who is the smartest, luckiest, and best looking staff member. This will be determined by their ability to pick the most winners from week to week. If a staff member misses a week due to unforeseen circumstances, they are automatically out of the running for any post-season awards. Any other penalties are currently being discussed.

You will find that, at times, we may give some teams loving and endearing nicknames. We are confident they would approve of our familial joking. Trust us.

This week there aren’t too many surprises. The biggest disagreements revolve around the FSU-Bama contest and how to appropriately spell N.C. State. That second argument may never be resolved, but we’ll see what our creative writers can come up with as the season continues. We are also doing some investigative reporting to find out if Boston College still even has a team. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, enjoy the games this weekend. It'll be the last time many fans actually have unbridled hope for a successful season.

Below are this week’s selections. The home team is on the bottom of the match-up. Neutral site games are in italics. (Disclaimer: This does not include either of the Techs. VaTech plays on Sunday, and Georgia Tech plays on Monday. When compiling the weekly picks, I stupidly assumed that the NCAA cares about the students and would never allow televised primetime football to be played every single day of the week. I apologize.)

ACC Week 1 Predictions

. Cal vs UNC Presbyterian at Wake Forest Cent. Conn. St at Syracuse Boston College at  N. Illinois Kent St. at Clemson Bethune-Cookman at Miami
. Cal vs UNC Presbyterian at Wake Forest Cent. Conn. St at Syracuse Boston College at  N. Illinois Kent St. at Clemson Bethune-Cookman at Miami
Al UNC Wake Syracuse BC C-L-E-M-S-O......N (Not quite) The U
Alan UNC Wake Syracuse Northern Illinois Clemsom Miami
Akil UNC Wake Syracuse BC Clemson Miami
Brandon UNC Wake Syracuse Northern Illinois Clemson Miami
Chad UNC Wake Syracuse Northern Illinois Clemson Miami
Chris UNC Wake Syracuse Northern Illinois Clemson Miami
Christian UNC Wake Syracuse Northern Illinois Clemson Miami
Daniel UNC Wake Syracuse BC Clemson Miami
Douglas UNC Wake Syracuse BC Clemson Miami
Evan UNC Wake Syracuse Northern Illinois Clemson Miami
Jake UNC Wake Syracuse Northern Illinois Clemson Miami
Jason UNC Wake Syracuse BC Clemson Miami
Jay UNC Wake Syracuse Northern Illinois Klempson Miami
Kyle UNC Wake Syracuse BC IPTAY Miami
Matt UNC Wake Syracuse BC Clemson Miami
Roger UNC Wake Syracuse Northern Illinois Clemson Miami
Tanya UNC Wake Syracuse Northern Illinois Clemson Miami
Youngstown St at Pittsburgh UNC-R vs S. Carolina W&M at UVA NC Central at Duke Louisville vs Purdue Florida State vs Alabama
Al Pitt Not the fake Carolina UVa D--e Louisville Roll Tide
Alan Pitt S Carolina UVA Duke Louisville Alabama
Akil Pitt S. Carolina UVA Duke Louisville Alabama
Brandon Pitt S. Carolina UVA Duke Louisville Alabama
Chad Pitt The team in Red UVA/Robert Lee Duke The Ville RammerJammer
Chris Pitt UNC-R UVA Duke Louisville FSU
Christian Pitt S. Carolina UVA Duke Louiville Bama
Daniel Pitt UNC-R W&M Dook Louisville FSU
Douglas Pitt UNC-R UVA Duke Louisville Bama
Evan Pitt South Carolina W&M NCCU Lousiville FSU
Jake YSU Cocks Fighting Jeffersons The Cutcliffs Lousiville Lane Kiffin (FSU)
Jason Pitt South Carolina UVA Duke Louisville Alabama
Jay Pitt Wolpfack UVA Dook Louisville Alabama
Kyle Pitt UNC-Rawrleigh The Commonwealth Blued Evils Louisville FSU
Matt Pitt [Redacted] UVA Duke Louisville Alabama
Roger Pitt S. Carolina UVA Duke Louisville Bama
Tanya Pitt S. Carolina UVA Duke Louisville Alabama