It seems as though everyone is waiting for the bubble to burst for Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons, off to their first 7-1 start since 1979, aren't cooperating, though. That sets up Saturday's Atlantic Division showdown with Boston College in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Deacons, Eagles and Maryland are tied atop the Atlantic with 3-1 records.
With Temple's victory over Bowling Green, the Blue Devils now own the nation's longest losing streak at 16. The latest defeat was a 45-28 loss at home to Vanderbilt. Duke's last victory was Oct. 2, 2005, when it beat Division I-AA Citadel.
To date, Georgia Tech has played the toughest schedule among Division I-A teams. The Jackets' opponents have won 69.6 percent of their games.
Miami coach Larry Coker is not planning on getting fired. Coker is telling recruits he'll be around for a while. "What I tell recruits is I've got a number of years left on my contract," said Coker, who has three years remaining on a deal that averages slightly below $2 million per season.
Last Saturday's loss to Virginia was the Wolfpack's fourth this season by a touchdown or less. They've lost to Akron, Wake Forest, Boston College and Virginia by a combined 18 points. "We've not been good -- and why, I don't know -- at the end of a game," coach Chuck Amato said.
The Virginia Cavaliers are 3-2 in their last five games after opening 1-3, and tailback Jason Snelling is a big reason why. Snelling has been Virginia's most consistent offensive player and has rushed for 506 yards and five touchdowns in his past five games.