Wake Forest Demon Deacons | 4 wins
Losses: App State, Notre Dame, Duke, Miami, Florida State, NC State, Louisville, Clemson
Dave Clawson has proven that he can get the most out of the Wake Forest roster, but 2020 could be a bit of a struggle. The good news is that Sage Surratt is back at wide receiver, but that may not be enough for the Demon deacons to avoid a step back this fall. If there is a silver lining for Wake Forest, it’s that it has a few games on its schedule that could go either way.
From CBS Sports: “Wins in toss-up games against Appalachian State, Duke and NC State turn 4-8 into 7-5, and paint a very different picture at season’s end.”
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets | 4 wins
Losses: Clemson, UCF, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Pitt, Notre Dame, Miami, Georgia
It was an uphill battle for the Yellow Jackets in 2019 as they moved away from the option offense. However, they did manage to spring upsets against a pair for ACC opponents. The 2020 season could look very similar, but maybe with another notch in the win column.
From CBS Sports: “The small steps that Georgia Tech must take in reshaping its football program will be seen locally before breaking out nationally thanks to rigorous schedules that include playing Georgia and Clemson every single season.”
Virginia Cavaliers | 5 wins
Losses: Georgia, Clemson, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Miami, Louisville, Virginia Tech
In 2020, the Cavaliers turned in their best season since 2007. It was a testament to the job Bronco Mendenhall has done with the program, but some key pieces from that team are gone now. It wouldn’t be a shock to see the Cavaliers take somewhat of a step back this fall as other teams in the conference improve.
From CBS Sports: “A non-conference date with Georgia makes the battle for bowl eligibility the topic of conversation when the Wahoos arrive in Blacksburg to face a Virginia Tech team that saw its 15-year run of winning snapped the year prior.”