ACC Power Rankings: Week Two

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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.

College football season finally underway, SOTU 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 - 2-0 (ACC 0-0)

Previous: vs. South Carolina State Bulldogs; Clemson WIN 52-13

Next Opponent: BYE

Clemson continues its reign over teams that call themselves Bulldogs. Also, Dabo Swinney threw up ‘the U' to media after Miami's victory over another SEC foe. Thanks Dabo, see you soon?



2nd - Miami Hurricanes - 2-0 (ACC 0-0)

Previous: vs. Florida Gators; Miami WIN 21-16

Next Opponent: BYE

Great win for Miami, better win for the ACC. Hurricanes even out the series to 2-2 for the ACC against SEC and Miami notches their overall W/L against Florida to 30-26.

It's great to be a Miami Hurricane.




3rd - Florida St. Seminoles - 1-0 (ACC 1-0)

Previous: BYE

Next Opponent: 9/14 vs. Nevada Wolf Pack (1-1)

Prediction: FSU 35-14



4th - North Carolina Tar Heels - 1-1 (ACC 0-0)

Previous: vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders; North Carolina WIN 40-20

Next Opponent: BYE



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

Previous: vs. Western Carolina Catamounts; Virginia Tech WIN 45-3

Next Opponent: 9/14 vs. East Carolina Pirates (2-0)

Prediction: Virginia Tech 38-21

Hokies vanquished West Carolina, now turn their attention east.



6th - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - 1-0 (ACC 0-0)

Previous: BYE

Next Opponent: 9/14 @ Duke (2-0)

Prediction: Georgia Tech 42-21

Yellow Jackets and Deacons both begin their ACC play in Durham this Saturday. This should make for a good measuring stick for both teams in regards to their ACC standing.



7th - Maryland Terrapins - 2-0 (ACC 0-0)

Previous: vs. Old Dominion Monarchs; Maryland WIN 47-10

Next Opponent: 9/14 @ Connecticut Huskies (0-1)

Prediction: Maryland 31-14



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

Previous: @ Northwestern Wildcats; Syracuse LOSS 48-27

Next Opponent: 9/14 vs. Wagner Seahawks (1-1)

Prediction: Syracuse 34-17

Syracuse finally gets a breather from its tough opening schedule against Big 10 opponents and welcomes Wagner to the Carrier Dome.




9th - Pittsburgh Panthers - 0-1 (ACC 0-1)

Previous: BYE

Next Opponent: 9/14 vs. New Mexico Lobos (1-1)

Prediction: Pitt 24-13

Pitt hopes to regain its confidence against the Lobos.



10th - Virginia Cavaliers - 1-1 (ACC 0-0)

Previous: vs. Oregon Ducks; Cavalier LOSS 59-10

Next Opponent: BYE

Oregon highlights are always fun to watch.




11th - Boston College Eagles - 2-0 (ACC 1-0)

Previous: vs. Wake Forest; Boston College WIN 24-10

Next Opponent: 9/14 @ USC Trojans (1-1)

Prediction: Boston College 21-10

The ACC's brawl at the bottom of the power rankings got even uglier this past Friday night. Boston College came away with the victory over Wake Forest, but this game was underwhelming to say the least. Glad the game wasn't forced to rival Booker T vs. Central for air time. Thanks, ESPN?

ALSO, did anybody watch USC vs Washington St. Cougars? Lane Kiffin hopes you didn't. LINK.




12th - N.C. State Wolfpack - 2-0 (ACC 0-0)

8/31 vs. Richmond Spiders; Wolfpack WIN 23-21

Next Opponent: BYE




13th - Wake Forest Demon Deacons - 1-1 (ACC 0-1)

Previous: @ Boston College; Wake Forest LOSS 24-10

Next Opponent: 9/14 vs. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (1-1)

Prediction: Demon Deacons 27-14



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

Previous: @ Memphis Tigers; Duke WIN 28-14

Next Opponent: 9/14 vs. Georgia Tech (1-0)

Prediction: Georgia Tech 42-21



Conference Notes:

ACC vs. SEC (2-2)

ACC vs. Big 10 (0-2)

ACC vs. Pac-12 (0-1)

ACC vs. AAC (1-0)

ACC vs. Non-Conference Overall (16-5) *Includes FCS

For more highlight videos from the Atlantic Coast Conference, head over to the ACC Digital Network on YouTube.

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