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ACC Power Rankings: Week Three

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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 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.

Conference play is in full effect this week as Clemson faces NC State and UNC travels to Atlanta. For the obvious reasons UNC vs. GT will be the game to watch for Miami fans. The Hurricanes begin their ACC play against GT on October 5th and continue on October 17th with a Thursday night matchup in Chapel Hill. Pittsburgh and the Blue Devils will be duking it out at the bottom as well. Should be plenty to watch around the conference as Miami flexes its muscle over Savannah State.



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

Previous: BYE

Next Opponent: Thursday 9/19 @ North Carolina State Wolfpack (2-0)

Prediction: Clemson 38-13



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

Previous: BYE

Next Opponent: 9/21 vs. Savannah State Tigers (1-2)

Prediction: Miami 45-6



3rd - Florida St. Seminoles - 2-0 (ACC 1-0)

Previous: vs. Nevada Wolf Pack (1-2); FSU WIN 62-7

Next Opponent: 9/21 vs. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (3-0)

Prediction: FSU 52-13




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

Previous: BYE

Next Opponent: 9/21 @ Georgia Tech (2-0)

Prediction: North Carolina 38-35



5th - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - 2-0 (ACC 1-0)

Previous: @ Duke University (2-1); Yellow Jacket WIN 38-14

Next Opponent: 9/21 vs. North Carolina

Prediction: North Carolina 38-35




6th - Virginia Tech Hokies - 2-1 (ACC 0-0)

Previous: vs. East Carolina Pirates (2-1); Virginia Tech WIN 15-10

Next Opponent: 9/21 vs. Marshall Thundering Herd (2-1)

Prediction: Virginia Tech 24-14




7th - Maryland Terrapins - 3-0 (ACC 0-0)

Previous: @ Connecticut Huskies (0-2); Maryland WIN 32-21

Next Opponent: 9/21 West Virginia Mountaineers (2-1)

Prediction: Maryland 31-24




8th - Syracuse Orange - 1-2 (ACC 0-0)

Previous: vs. Wagner Seahawks (1-2); Syracuse WIN 54-0

Next Opponent: 9/21 vs. Tulane Green Wave

Prediction: Syracuse 34-17



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

Previous: vs. New Mexico Lobos (1-2); Pitt WIN 49-27

Next Opponent: 9/21 @ Duke University (2-1)

Prediction: Pitt 28-21



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

Previous: BYE

Next Opponent: 9/21 vs. Virginia Military Institute Keydets (1-2)

Prediction: Virginia 38-10



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

Previous: @ USC Trojans (2-1); Boston College LOSS 35-7

Next Opponent: BYE



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

Previous: BYE

Next Opponent: Thursday 9/19 vs. Clemson (3-0)

Prediction: Clemson 38-13



13th - Wake Forest Demon Deacons - 1-2 (ACC 0-1)

Previous: vs. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (2-1); Wake Forest LOSS 21-19

Next Opponent: 9/21 @ Army Black Knights (1-2)

Prediction: Demon Deacons 24-21



14th - Duke Blue Devils - 2-1 (ACC 0-1)

Previous: vs. Georgia Tech (2-0); Blue Devil LOSS 38-14

Next Opponent: 9/21 vs. Pittsburgh

Prediction: Pitt 28-21



Conference Notes:

ACC vs. SEC (2-2)

ACC vs. Big 10 (0-2)

ACC vs. Pac-12 (0-2)

ACC vs. AAC (2-0)

ACC vs. Non-Conference Overall (21-7) *Includes FCS



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