Every game during the college football season matters, but that does not mean every win holds the same weight.
Matchups against conference opponents and annual rivals typically carry some extra juice during the regular season. If those opponents are ranked in the national polls, then an added layer of importance can be added to these games.
Predicting which games will be the most pivotal before the season even begins is not an exact science, and much of it is dependent upon the results that happen before the game in question kicks off. However, it is still possible to project which teams may be ranked and, therefore, in contention to play in some of the biggest games.
For other teams that may not be ranked, there are points on the schedule that can be circled as potential turning points. A win could provide the spark a team needs to exceed preseason expectations, while a loss at that point could mean the season takes a turn for the worst.
Scroll up to see our picks for the most important game on the 2019 schedule for each ACC team.