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Pitt one of few ACC teams favored to win bowl games

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The ACC often wears the disrespected label in college football when it comes to comparisons with the other P5 conferences. That will continue into the bowl season as the conference sports mostly underdogs for their postseason games.

Pitt, as I mentioned earlier this week, is favored to win its game against Houston. But they're one of the few teams from the ACC being picked to win.

Defending national champion, Florida State, is an underdog to Oregon - a big one, actually. The Seminoles, as of Wednesday, were 8 1/2-9 point underdogs. Duke, Louisville, and Georgia Tech were also dogs by a touchdown or more.

North Carolina, Miami, and Virginia Tech aren't huge underdogs, but are all also picked to lose to their opponents.

As of Wednesday, the only ACC teams favored in their matchups were Pitt, Boston College (facing Penn State), and North Carolina (facing Rutgers). That's not necessarily a doom and gloom prospect for the conference. After all, bowl games are notoriously difficult to predict with long amounts of time off, the randomness of teams facing each other, etc. Still, being favored in only three of the conference's ten games doesn't sound all that promising.

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