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ACC Football Week 5: Staff Predictions

Will anyone pick the Tar Heels?

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 21 Appalachian State at North Carolina Photo by John McCreary/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

There were two non-believers among our ranks last week and their defections helped them cap off a successful week. Akil and Max both picked Appalachian State over UNC.

Max was the most impressive of our group. Along with his App State pick, he was the only writer to believe in Pitt. He missed out on the perfecto by choosing Louisville on the road against Florida State. However, this was his only blemish out of ten picks last week.

Akil’s eight-win week helped him gain a spot in the overall rankings.

My upset pick last week was Rutgers. With Chad’s successful pick of Boston College, my overall lead has shrunk to just one game. Chad and I are over the 80 percent mark on this season’s picks, but Jake, Matt, and Quintin are knocking on the door:

Looking ahead to Week 5, there are few intriguing matchups.

On Friday night, Duke travels to Blacksburg for a Coastal Division game under the lights. Virginia Tech is just a three-point favorite over the team from Durham. Who among us will actually pick the Dookies for the upset?

Perhaps if Notre Dame was traveling to Charlottesville, they would not be a 12-point favorite over no. 18 Virginia. Can the Cavaliers keep a good thing going and hand the Irish their second-straight loss?

Will the NC State-Florida State game reveal anything about the identities of those teams?

Here are the staff predictions for Week 5:

No one was faithful (brave) enough to pick Carolina. Six picked Duke and four picked State.

Will Pitt spoil the whole board and have a let down against the Blue Hens?

Can Max keep his ‘dog streak going with his pick of UVA in South Bend and Georgia Tech against Temple?

What do you have this week? Anyone choosing the Tar Heels? Let us know in the comments below.