On the even of bowl selection day, here’s my guess at how the ACC tie-in bowls will go Sunday (pending Clemson win in the ACC title game)
Orange Bowl: Florida State
Russell Athletic: Miami
Belk: Virginia Tech
Sun: North Carolina
TaxSlayer: Georgia Tech
Military: N.C. State
Independence: Wake Forest
Quick Lane: Boston College
As reported earlier, I think the TaxSlayer (née Gator) would be quite happy with either Miami or Georgia Tech, and if Miami gets nabbed by the Russell Athletic, the TaxSlayer folks can list the Yellow Jackets as their No. 1 choice and be assured of getting them.
Should Georgia Tech get invited to the Dec. 31 game in Jacksonville, Fla., a likely opponent would be Kentucky.
If Virginia Tech should win, it’s a bit murkier. My guess would be Georgia Tech ends up at the Military Bowl in Annapolis, Md.