Under 20 is a top 20 scoring defense. I looked at 2018 and 2020 numbers because last year was weird. many of the teams in the top 20 had significantly easier schedules than us.Until our defense can get back to <30 ppg, then we should be considered a bottom tier team in the ACC. In all likelihood, we need to be closer to 20 ppg allowed in order to win 9 games. That is a pretty drastic difference from where we currently stand.
Last year, an average defense gave up 28 points (28.5). We had a horrible year. Getting above average would be a huge improvement. That would also probably increase our wins to at least 5 if not 6 and bowl eligibility