Another week and once again, my pick record is improved by a fortuitous Thursday night game. As much as it pains and embarrasses me to admit, I was going to pick the Hokies to lose last night against Georgia Tech. For shame!
Another week and once again, my pick record is improved by a fortuitous Thursday night game. As much as it pains and embarrasses me to admit, I was going to pick the Hokies to lose last night against Georgia Tech. For shame! I just couldn’t see the Hokies pulling out the win in Atlanta with their paper thin defense. Well, guess I was wrong, SO VERY WRONG. As were the rest of my picks, I went a putrid 1-4 last week. Let’s never talk about it again.
Virginia vs. Duke
Trying to predict Virginia’s unpredictability got me nowhere last week. So this week, against arch-nemesis Duke, I have no idea what to do. The Wahoos should win. They should have won the last three years against Duke, but did not. Technically UVA is still in control of their own destiny: win out and they go to the ACC Championship Game. Will that be enough to propel Virginia over a dangerous-at-times Duke team? At this points, who even knows? I guess I’ll go with the Wahoos. RELUCTANTLY.
Richmond vs. Delaware
Richmond may have a chance at beating William & Mary next week. But this week is just another +1 to their current six-game losing streak. There’s a Google+ joke in there somewhere, but I sure can’t fish it out.
JMU vs. Rhode Island
Augh, JMU! My Dogs! You failed to right the ship last week, what gives? What looked like a super promising season has turned out to be pretty mediocre. I’m a little bit nervous that taking the sinking ship on the road to Rhode Island–a team the Dukes should beat–might cause that sucker to plummet right to the bottom. But, I still have hope, let us cheer for the Dukes this week.
Old Dominion vs. William & Mary
MONARCHS! Ranked #11 in the country in just their third year of play. Pretty dang impressive. But check this out: ODU is ranked 4th in the CAA–a testament to the strength at the top of the CAA (the three teams above ODU: #13 Maine, #10 New Hampshire, #12 Towson). The Tribe, however, was just dropped from the Rankings, #womp. It’s like topsy-turvy town in the CAA.