Here’s a look back at Week 8 and a fast-forward to Week 9:
NC State’s comeback. Coach Tom O’Brien has won more than he has lost in the second half of the seasons during his tenure at NC State, and Saturday’s victory over Virginia was a step toward continuing that trend. The Wolfpack earned their first conference win, a much-needed boost to the program’s chances of playing in a bowl game and also keeping one foot in the Atlantic Division race.
Clemson’s No. 5 ranking in the latest BCS standings
is the highest the program has ever reached.