The ACC 2010

Discussion in 'College & Amateur Soccer' started by Vilhelm, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Vilhelm

    Vilhelm Member

    Sep 9, 2005
    Preseason poll released and for the second year in row UNC is picked to finish first in the ACC. I'm inclined to agree with #1-3, think #4-6 is a crapshoot, #7 & #8 is a tossup, and expect VT to pull up the rear, again. I do like the first place vote for BC.

     1. North Carolina (7) 	 78 	 16-2-4 (5-2-1 ACC)
     2. Maryland (1) 	 68 	 15-6-2 (4-2-2 ACC)
     3. Virginia 	         64 	 19-3-3 (4-3-1 ACC)
     4. Wake Forest 	 52 	 17-4-3 (5-3-0 ACC)
     5. Duke 	         45 	 14-7-0 (4-4-0 ACC)
     6. Boston College (1) 	 43 	 14-9-0 (5-3-0 ACC)
     7. NC State 	         26 	 13-7-2 (2-5-1 ACC)
     8. Clemson 	         16 	 6-12-1 (2-6-0 ACC)
     9. Virginia Tech 	 13 	 5-12-2 (2-6-0 ACC)
  2. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    I think BC is way too low.

    They were very young last year and still had a good NCAA run. They basically bring everyone back and are now an experienced team and are quite talented.

    I'd put them no lower than 3.

    I also think Virginia lost a lot. Not just Tchani and Ross LaBaeioux. Shawn Barry, Neil Barlow and Jonathan Villanueva. That's the entire starting midfield plus arguably your best defender. Plus some reserves like Turk, Evans and Agorsor are gone, too.

    That's a lot to make up so I'm reluctant to put UVa so high even though they have a lot of talent.
  3. jmsdoc

    jmsdoc Member

    Jun 25, 2000
    The Valley
    Sandon...for someone who loves to correct must have had a major brain- fart on "LaBauex".
  4. Not Vago

    Not Vago Member

    Mar 19, 2008
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Look at it again. I think it's a joke. Just forgot the "and sometimes Y"
  5. Hararea

    Hararea Member+

    Jan 21, 2005
    Duke brings everybody back from a good young team, as well. I haven't seen much of them, but they've got about four guys who seem like they could be All-Americans.

    It'll be interesting to see whether the ACC's big fish spend the year knocking each other off (like they did last season), or whether one or two favorites emerge (like the previous couple of years).
  6. Zlax45

    Zlax45 Member

    Jul 25, 2003
    Can't wait for the year to start...I think BC is going to be better then a sixth place team.
  7. polman

    polman Member

    Jul 22, 2005
    As a BC fan watched them vs Providence in an exhibition. As a unit their defensive back four played well. Providence seemed to carry the midfield against them. Rugg up top made a couple plays. Reddick played pretty well. #7 for Providence slicing thru BC midfield most of the game. Both teams looked like they were carrying players with injuries.
  8. Lorrie Fair

    Lorrie Fair Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    I'm worried about Farfan and Brown for UNC. They havent played all pre-season. Not sure how hurt theyre but those are big losses.
  9. Baron52

    Baron52 Member

    Apr 29, 2006
    I saw somewhere that Brown is out for the season with a torn ACL:eek: Bummer.....anybody else have confirmation on that?
  10. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    It's true.
  11. enfuego

    enfuego Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    epic fail by elmar and company.

    that was pathetic showing. guy wastes more talent than any other coach in the country.
  12. Baron52

    Baron52 Member

    Apr 29, 2006
    Too bad...I don't like to see anybody to get injured...may he heal well and quickly...God Bless!!
  13. EasternWatch

    EasternWatch Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Yes, out for the season as announced by Bolowich in UNC's season preview video on their website.
    For him individually, he will have to step up as the leader next season after Farfan, McCarthy, Anibaba, McCarty, and possibly Dixon and Schuler leave.

    Then again, some people have previously questioned if the guy can even lead himself. Though, people change so perhaps the season on the bench will change him a bit.
  14. EasternWatch

    EasternWatch Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    I would have liked to see the video of UNC-Akron.
    UNC took quite a few shots, and Kaleb Porter's post-game interview on YouTube video suggests that UNC wasn't a total failure.

    ...Or was Porter being a kind politician in his choice of words?
  15. CCUNC07

    CCUNC07 Member

    May 30, 2010
    Manchester United FC
    Eh...not too worried about it. Brown out with an ACL is huge but this is also the first game of the season. Farfan playing is a good sign.

    Were this later in the season I would be worried but an early loss (or win) means nothing down the line so long as improvements (for the losing team) are made.

    Good game, Akron.
  16. bmaker

    bmaker Member

    Nov 30, 2004
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any thoughts from the ACC intelligentsia on the Wake-Akron match?
  17. Baron52

    Baron52 Member

    Apr 29, 2006
    The Vegas line has the Deacs 3 to 1 favorites over Akron considering they have home field advantage and are starting 6 freshman;)
  18. Baron52

    Baron52 Member

    Apr 29, 2006
    Well Akron proved Vegas wrong...2Akron to 0;)
  19. Maestro89

    Maestro89 Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Just went to the Wake Forest vs Akron game. Huge crowd, great atmosphere, and great early game for both teams. Wake is really, really, really young and clearly just finding their way with the new players. Akron was much sharper for the first 3/4 of the game. Akira should have done better on the first goal, but it was a well taken shot. Second goal for Akron in the second half was also well taken, with Wake falling way too far back off the ball. After the second goal, Wake upped the tempo, pushed more forward, and held the ball much better. Almost looked like Wake of the past 4 years. The freshmen and sophomores grew up a bit during the game and gained some confidence. I think Akron deserved the 2 goal win in this chippy, foul-strewn game. However, I bet Jay Vidovich will be happy to see his team grow up during this game against a quality Akron side. Again, huge crowd, which surprised me on this holiday weekend.
  20. zhosereh

    zhosereh New Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    first goal given up was awful by Akira. Awful. The shot wasn't struck cleanly and wasn't hit too well. I have seen him handle shots like that with ease. 2nd goal was well done by Akron with some poor defending on Wake.

    Controversial goal called back on an off sides. wake had some chances but no one chose to actually shoot. Wake is real young and will take some lumps this season.

    Akron has class all over the field and won't have much of a problem with the rest of thier schedule although everyone they now play will probably back it in tight and thump it. Akron is young as well but might lose a few to the pros. Entertaining team, very much like wake the last 4-5 years.

    I only wish Akron was back in this region later to go watch them play.
  21. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    I wish Akron joined the ACC for soccer.

    Barring that, I think each ACC school should agree to play them.
  22. zhosereh

    zhosereh New Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    I talked to a couple of the players this weekend, they loved playing unc/wake...said it was fun to play teams that try to actually play nice soccer!
  23. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Here's what the conference schools did the first week.

    BC beat Hartford 3-2, Quinnipiac 1-0.

    Clemson lost to South Carolina 0-2, lost to East Tennessee 0-1.

    Duke tied Louisville 0-0, beat Sacramento State 4-1.

    Maryland lost to Michigan State 3-4, beat Northeastern 5-0.

    North Carolina lost to Akron 0-3, beat Seton Hall 4-1.

    NC State beat Sacramento State 4-3, lost to Louisville 1-2.

    Virginia beat UAB 2-1 and St. John’s 5-0.

    Tech lost to St. John’s 0-2 and UAB 1-3.

    Wake tied Seton Hall 2-2, lost to Akron 0-2.

    Virginia 	2-0-0	7GF	1GA 	+6
    Boston College	2-0-0	4GF	2GA	+2
    Duke		1-0-1	4GF	1GA	+3
    Maryland	1-1-0	8GF	4GA	+4
    NC State	1-1-0	5GF	5GA	0
    North Carolina	1-1-0	4GF	4GA	0
    Wake Forest	0-1-1	2GF	4GA	-2
    Clemson	        0-2-0	0GF	3GA	-3
    Virginia Tech	0-2-0	1GF	5GA	-4
    Conference games start this week. Here's the upcoming schedule.

    Clemson @Wake Forest
    Maryland @Boston College
    North Carolina @NC State
    Virginia Tech @South Florida

    Virginia @Duke
  24. Vilhelm

    Vilhelm Member

    Sep 9, 2005
    A bit of a rough start for the conference.
  25. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    Akron already won the Big Ten last year. They need to get the hell out of the MAC pronto.

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