ACC bowl projections: Week 9

Bowl eligibility in the ACC is locked up for five teams: Florida State, Clemson, Louisville, Duke and Georgia Tech. Boston College and Miami need just one more win to get in, and we like their chances. Wake Forest needs to win out, which seems unlikely. That leaves six teams still on the fence.

With a number of matchups between 3-5 and 4-4 teams on the docket this week, we should have more clarity in five days, but for now, here’s what we’ve got:

College Football Playoff: Florida State

Capital One Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Notre Dame*

Russell Athletic Bowl: Duke

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Louisville

Belk Bowl: Georgia Tech

Hyundai Sun Bowl: Miami

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Boston College

Military Bowl presented By Northrop Grumman: Virginia

Duck Commander Independence Bowl: Virginia Tech

Quick Lane Bowl: North Carolina

Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl: NC State

* Note: If Notre Dame is not invited to the College Football Playoff or a New Year’s Six bowl game, it will assume one of the ACC’s bowl spots.