ACC Football Power Rankings – October 15, 2015


The Atlantic Coast Conference football season has begun in earnest, with the number of conference matchups ramping up. Now, we start to see some clarity in the power rankings as HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA who am I kidding? Let’s get on with it.

1. Clemson – The State looked at the possibility of Clemson running the table in the regular season yesterday. If only there was someone who suggested that would happen in the preseason.

2. Florida State – Meanwhile, Florida State also continued its undefeated run by knocking off rival Miami. It looks like we are on a collision course for a huge matchup on November 7.

3. Duke – Duke just absolutely mollywhopped Army this weekend. Their stellar defense held Army to three points, dropping their points allowed average for the season below 10 points per game.

4. North Carolina – If North Carolina can beat Wake Forest this weekend, it will be the first 2-0 ACC start for the Tar Heels since 1997, Mack Brown’s last season in Chapel Hill. Which means we were only one moment of Larry Fedora realizing “Hey, I have Elijah Hood!” against SOuth Carolina away from an undefeated UNC team.

5. Louisville – Jimbo Fisher also says the Cardinals could easily be undefeated this season, thanks to their stellar defense. It’s almost like the ACC is pretty good this year, but you probably won’t hear that from too many people.

6. Pittsburgh – Another narrow victory for the Panthers against a team from the Commonwealth, as Pittsburgh squeaked past Virginia. It was a soft non-conference schedule, but hey, 4-1!

7. Virginia Tech –  Oh, hey, there you are, Hokies! A big second quarter led Virginia Tech past NC State before they head to Coral Gables for a Coastal Division matchup with Miami.

8. Georgia Tech – After being considered a Coastal contender in the preseason, the Yellow Jackets are 0-3 in the conference and haven’t won a game in more than a month. They hope to change that this weekend against Pittsburgh.

9. NC State – A bye week comes at a perfect time for the Wolfpack, right after a loss to Virginia Tech. With Clemson, Florida State, and North Carolina still on NC State’s schedule, they need to figure something out with the extra week.

10. Miami – This week gives us Virginia Tech-Miami, the Coastal Division showdown for the ages we were promised when these two teams joined the ACC. Except they are a combined 6-5.

11. Syracuse – The Orange have a shot to improve to 2-0 in ACC play with a win this weekend in Charlottesville agains the Virginia Cavaliers.

12. Wake Forest – And now we have to talk about … this.

With 142 yards of offense and five (FIVE) first downs, Wake Forest defeated Boston College 3-0 Saturday. Look at those numbers. LOOK. Actually don’t look.

13. Boston College – Boston College is giving up just 7.2 points per game and 2.6 yards per play. Boston College is also 0-3 in the ACC. The next time some hack tells you “defense wins championship” show them the 2015 Boston College Eagles and then deliver a Stone Cold Stunner to them.

14. Virginia – Twenty-five years ago this week, Virginia was number one in the nation. Let’s just focus on the positives, however old they may be.

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

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