Ultimate ACC road trip: Week 5

You ready to hit Hotlanta? Who's ready for The Varsity? Let's go!

Week 5 schedule

Thursday, September 26

  • Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech, ESPN

Saturday, September 28

  • Florida State at Boston College

  • Wake Forest at Clemson

  • Troy at Duke

  • Miami at South Florida

  • East Carolina at North Carolina

  • Central Michigan at NC State

  • Virginia at Pittsburgh

Our pick: Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech

Why you should come along: Because it's the most important game of the season for both teams, of course. It's also the most meaningful game of the week, not to mention the most interesting. And it's the only time this year you're going to get to see the Hokies on a Thursday night, since they don't have one in Lane Stadium this year (sniff sniff). Besides, look at the rest of the schedule. I'll tell you who will win every other game right now: FSU, Clemson, Duke, Miami, UNC, NC State and Pitt. It should be a good weekend for the Coastal Division. The only question left is who will win it?

The game in Atlanta could hold the key. You guys should be well-aware of the history by now -- this game has determined the division winner in all but one season. More importantly, this year Georgia Tech will be entering this game just FIVE DAYS after lining up against UNC. If the Jackets are for real, we'll know it by the end of the night.

Let's go ...