ACC Power Rankings: Week Five

Freshman Stacy Coley - Brian Blanco

We’ll be providing our readers with game recaps and predictions of what lies ahead for each member of the conference. We’ll also be listing any pertinent information for each team including injury news, roster updates, and the like.

The State of the U proceeds with our weekly Atlantic Coast Conference power rankings. Who can prove to be a top tier team in a conference of evenly matched opponents that trade victories each year? Which teams are making strides towards the illustrious ACCCG? How many C's is too many C's? All these questions and more will be answered with our evaluation of the conference power rankings.

1st - Clemson Tigers - 4-0 (ACC 2-0)

Previous: vs. Wake Forest (2-3); Tigers WIN 56-7

Next Opponent: 10/5 @ Syracuse (2-2)

Prediction: Clemson 38-21

2nd - Florida St. Seminoles - 4-0 (ACC 2-0)

Previous: @ Boston College (2-2); Seminoles WIN 48-34

Next Opponent: 10/5 vs. Maryland (4-0)

Prediction: FSU 31-17

3rd - Miami Hurricanes - 4-0 (ACC 0-0)

Previous: @ South Florida Bulls (0-4); Hurricanes WIN 49-21

Next Opponent: 10/5 vs. Georgia Tech (3-1)

Prediction: Miami 27-17

4th - Maryland Terrapins - 4-0 (ACC 0-0)

Previous: BYE

Next Opponent: @ Florida State (4-0)

Prediction: FSU 31-17

5th - Virginia Tech Hokies - 4-1 (ACC 1-0)

Previous: @ Georgia Tech (3-1); Hokie WIN 17-10

Next Opponent: 10/5 vs. North Carolina (1-3)

Prediction: VT 20-13

6th - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - 3-1 (ACC 2-1)

Previous: vs. Virginia Tech (4-1); Yellow Jacket LOSS 17-10

Next Opponent: 10/5 @ Miami (4-0)

Prediction: Miami 27-17

7th - North Carolina Tar Heels - 1-3 (ACC 0-1)

Previous: vs. East Carolina Pirates (3-1); Tar Heels LOSS 53-31

Next Opponent: 10/5 @ Virginia Tech (4-1)

Prediction: VT 20-13

8th - Syracuse Orange - 2-2 (ACC 0-0)

Previous: BYE

Next Opponent: 10/5 vs. Clemson (4-0)

Prediction: Clemson 38-21

9th - Pittsburgh Panthers - 3-1 (ACC 2-1)

Previous: @ Virginia (2-2); Panther WIN 14-3

Next Opponent: BYE

10th - Boston College Eagles - 2-2 (ACC 1-1)

Previous: vs. Florida State (4-0); Eagles LOSS 48-34

Next Opponent: 10/5 vs. Army Black Knights (2-3)

Prediction: BC 28-14

11th - Virginia Cavaliers - 2-2 (ACC 0-1)

Previous: vs. Pittsburgh (3-1); Cavalier LOSS 14-3

Next Opponent: 10/5 vs. Ball State Cardinals (4-1)

Prediction: UVA 28-21

12th - N.C. State Wolfpack - 3-1 (ACC 0-1)

Previous: vs. Central Michigan Chippewas (1-4); Wolfpack WIN 48-14

Next Opponent: 10/5 @ Wake Forest (2-3)

Prediction: N.C. State 35-20

13th - Wake Forest Demon Deacons - 2-3 (ACC 0-2)

Previous: @ Clemson (4-0); Demon Deacons LOSS 56-7

Next Opponent: 10/5 vs. N.C. State (3-1)

Prediction: N.C. State 35-20

14th - Duke Blue Devils - 3-2 (ACC 0-2)

Previous: vs. Troy Trojans (2-3); Blue Devils WIN 38-31

Next Opponent: BYE

Conference Notes:

ACC vs. SEC (2-2)

ACC vs. Big 10 (0-2)

ACC vs. Big 12 (1-0)

ACC vs. Pac-12 (0-2)

ACC vs. AAC (2-0)

ACC vs. Non-Conference Overall (31-8) Includes FCS*

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