|Team||KP Ranking||Adj O||O Rank||Adj D||D Rank||Adj Tempo||Rank|
|North Carolina State||60||108.6||47||98.9||88||69.2||149|
The initial outlook for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons is not a good one on paper. Wake Forest is projected to go 14-17 this year, including 6-12 in ACC play. I won't say that I disagree with Ken Pomeroy's ranking of Wake Forest, but it's nearly impossible to accurately plug in the appropriate pieces to this year's roster. In addition to having a new coach, we also have tremendous roster turnover and a lot of x-factors. This is not me being critical of Mr. Pomeroy, because he certainly won't claim to know how Wake Forest will finish this season, and even the biggest Wake supporters don't know what could happen.
Wake's ACC Opponents/Location
Duke (Home and Away)
Virginia (Home and Away)
North Carolina (Home)
Florida State (Away)
North Carolina State (Home and Away)
Notre Dame (Away)
Georgia Tech (Home and Away)
Boston College (Away)
Virginia Tech (Home)
Wake's ACC schedule is actually pretty favorable considering the great talent in the league. Yes, they have to face the number one team in the country twice, but five of their eight total games against top six opponents are at home. They also have a home-and-home with Georgia Tech, who is currently projected to finish 11th in the ACC. Six of Wake's nine road games come against the bottom half of the league. With 15 teams and only 18 conference games, there are bound to be scheduling imbalances. This was about the best Wake Forest fans could have asked for.