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Nov
25
2014

ACC Power Rankings for Week 14

WakeForest

This week in the ACC had it all. Virtual bye weeks to prepare for rivalry games! Literal bye weeks to prepare for rivalry games! Dudes singing to geese! Vandalism! Shutouts! Frank Beamer celebrating shutouts! Let’s get to the rankings!

1 – Florida State: The Seminoles dropped to second in the coaches’ poll this week, because beating the team that knocked off USC is not as impressive as beating Western Carolina. Got it.

2 – Georgia Tech: While other schools were interested in playing cupcake FCS schools before their big rivalry finale, the Yellow Jackets said “Nah, let’s just have a real bye week.” I admire their honesty. May you be blessed in your journeys against the Bulldogs.

3 – Louisville: Louisville went the opposite direction, beating Notre Dame 31-28 to ruin their senior day and give them three straight losses. No word on how many platoons Kentucky will use against the Cardinals this weekend.

4 – Clemson: Clemson took neither the Georgia Tech nor the Louisville approach, opting instead to beat Georgia State 28-0. Anywho. Godspeed, Tigers, against South Carolina.

5 – Boston College: This program has a bright future under Steve Addazio. It’s easy to make fun of Florida State these days, but Boston College gave them everything they could handle for the second year in a row.

6 – Virginia: Odell Beckham’s catch for the New York Giants tried to make us forget about Canaan Severin’s one-handed grab for the Cavaliers this weekend. I guess the ACC getting ignored because of the SEC carries over to Sundays. UVa will always have goose bro’s love, though.

7 – North Carolina: Stomping on NC State’s logo at midfield last year? Spray painting Duke’s locker room and practice field? North Carolina is like the 1980s Miami Hurricanes teams, only if the Hurricanes won four fewer games each season and played in December bowl games.

8 – Miami: I’m done trying to figure out Miami. Over it.

9 – Duke: The Blue Devils may have officially lost the Coastal by falling to UNC Thursday night, but losing to Virginia Tech was their greatest downfall. And little did we know how true that was until two days later.

10 – NC State: Hakim Jones says he is not terribly concerned about the prospect of facing Marquise Williams.  I think it’s far more likely he’s hoping this will influence Larry Fedora to bring back the ol’ two-quarterback system of doom.

11 – Pittsburgh: The Panthers were victorious against Syracuse, but lost several players (including star running back James Conner) to injury. Hopefully, they’ll see some (or all) of those guys back in action for their trip to Miami Saturday.

12 – Syracuse: Don’t worry, Syracuse. Yes, you lost badly to Pittsburgh. But you scored a touchdown. And that makes you better than a couple of teams we know this week…

T15 – Wake Forest, Virginia Tech: Because 13th and 14th isn’t bad enough for what we endured watching them Saturday.

(But hey, congrats on that first ACC win, Wake Forest)

Until next week, peace, love, and #goacc.

 


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