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Why Georgia Tech should be favored over Florida State

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By many measurements, the 2014 ACC championship game looks as if it will be a one-sided contest.

The Florida State Seminoles are the defending national and ACC champions. They are the only unbeaten team in FBS and their 28-game winning streak is tied for 14th longest in college football history. They haven’t lost an ACC game since October 2012 and have 10 first-team All-ACC players on their roster .

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets have zero first-team All-ACC players on their roster. They started the season with a 2-2 conference record and would not even be in this title game had it not been for Duke losing two of its last three conference games.

That track record helped make the Yellow Jackets underdogs in their last two regular-season contests against Clemson and Georgia and currently has them listed as underdogs against the Seminoles.

As daunting as the disparate talent levels look in this game, the truth of the matter is Georgia Tech is playing at a much higher level than Florida State and actually should be considered the favorite to win this contest.