ACC Week 5 bowl projections: Clemson makes its playoff case

While the rest of the league slumbered through a wet Saturday, Clemson finally earned the signature win the ACC has been looking for. It wasn’t always pretty, but it was an important victory to announce that even if the ACC isn’t riding high, its elite teams can still be a force. With that in mind, we’re moving the Tigers into the playoff.

As for the rest of our projections …

Orange Bowl, College Football Playoff: Clemson

Fiesta Bowl: Notre Dame

Russell Athletic Bowl: Florida State

Tax Slayer Bowl: Miami

Belk Bowl: North Carolina

Pinstripe Bowl: Duke

Sun Bowl: Pittsburgh

Quick Lane Bowl: Syracuse

Military Bowl: NC State

Independence Bowl: Louisville

St. Petersburg Bowl: Georgia Tech