ESPN’s computer model views Miami as a big favorite over Duke

After two weeks off that featured three games postponed, the No. 10 Miami Hurricanes will be playing this week. The ACC announced on Sunday night that Miami will play the Duke Blue Devils in Durham, North Carolina on December 5th at 8 p.m. with the game being televised on the ACC Network. 


The advanced metrics view the Hurricanes as a significant favorite over the Blue Devils. The ESPN Football Power Index views UM as entering the game with an 84.6 percent win probability. 


Duke (2-7 1-7)  ranks as the 87th overall team in the country, according to the FPI rankings. Only Florida State and Syracuse rank lower amongst ACC teams. 


The Blue Devils are coming off a 56-33 loss at Georgia Tech this weekend. The last ACC win for Duke was an October 10th 38-24 win over Syracuse. 


All of Duke’s

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Power Ranking The Ticket’s Other Shows, Now That It Has Absorbed ESPN’s Local Programming

You may have heard that ESPN Radio has ended its local programming. I mean, if you listen (or maybe listened) to ESPN radio, you definitely, literally have heard that. But if you don’t, maybe you saw a stray headline or something. I don’t know your life. Anyway, it has happened, and some of those local shows have migrated to The Ticket. For the shows themselves, it’s not much of a change — remembering new call letters during station IDs and that’s about it. But if you listen to The Ticket on weekends, you have likely heard some new voices or noticed a few shifts in time slots while driving around.

All of which is just a bit of throat clearing to get to what I have thought about doing previously, but now have an actual reason to do: a formal ranking of the shows on The Ticket outside of the

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