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ACC Power Rankings: Week Ten

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We’ll be providing our readers with game recaps and outlooks 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.

University of North Carolina Head Coach Larry Fedora, owner of Larry Fedora's Fedora Emporium of Headwear and Headwear Accessories.
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With the Hurricanes having a bye week it's time to turn our attention to the teams in front of The U in the Coastal Division standings. These past few weeks have eroded Pittsburgh and Virginia's chances, but Duke and Georgia Tech still remain a nuisance.

Saturday, November 8th

12:30 p.m. ET - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 7-2 (ACC: 4-2) at N.C. State Wolfpack 5-4 (ACC: 1-4)

12:30 p.m. ET - Duke Blue Devils 7-1 (ACC: 3-1) at Syracuse Orange 3-6 (ACC: 1-4)


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Know a friend of a friend that went to N.C. State? Well that's more than enough to root for the Wolfpack to knock off Georgia Tech. (As if yearning for Miami to have a shot at winning the Coastal wasn't enough.) Same goes for Syracuse when they face off against the Blue Devils. You already own plenty of orange so just run with it.

This week's power rankings offered a pleasant surprise

Being tasked with ranking the Atlantic Coast Conference we've become accustomed to uncertainty. So for this ranking we found solace in arriving at a listing that featured no changes from last week's. To put that in perspective, we borrowed NOVAcane's charting techniques from the Sunshine State Power Rankings. Feast your eyes on the disarray and weep for our convoluted division.

Atlantic Division power rankings

Coastal Division power ranks


Atlantic Division

1st - Florida State Seminoles 8-0 ACC: 5-0

CFB Playoff/AP/USA Today Coaches' ranking: 2nd/2nd/2nd

Previous week: @ Louisville Cardinals (6-3); Result: WIN 42-31

Next opponent: November 8th 6:30PM vs. Virginia Cavaliers (4-5)


2nd - Clemson Tigers 6-2 ACC: 5-1

CFB Playoff/AP/USA Today Coaches' ranking: 21st/19th/19th

Previous week: BYE; Result: N/A

Next opponent: Thursday, November 6th 7:30PM @ Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-6)


3rd - Louisville Cardinals 6-3 ACC: 4-3

CFB Playoff/AP/USA Today Coaches' ranking: 25th/NR/NR

Previous week: vs. #2 Florida State Seminoles (8-0); Result: LOSS 42-31

Next opponent: November 8th 7:15PM @ Boston College Eagles (6-3)


4th - Boston College Eagles 6-3 ACC: 3-2

CFB Playoff/AP/USA Today Coaches' ranking: NR/NR/NR

Previous week: @ Virginia Tech Hokies (4-5); Result: WIN 33-31

Next opponent: November 8th 7:15PM vs. #25 Louisville Cardinals (6-3)


5th - N.C. State Wolfpack 5-4 ACC: 1-4

CFB Playoff/AP/USA Today Coaches' ranking: NR/NR/NR

Previous week: @ Syracuse Orange (3-6); Result: WIN 24-17

Next opponent: November 8th 12:30PM vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-2)


6th - Syracuse Orange 3-6 ACC: 1-4

CFB Playoff/AP/USA Today Coaches' ranking: NR/NR/NR

Previous week: vs. N.C. State Wolfpack (5-4); Result: LOSS 24-17

Next opponent: November 8th 12:30PM vs. #24 Duke Blue Devils (7-1)


7th - Wake Forest Demon Deacons 2-6 ACC: 0-4

CFB Playoff/AP/USA Today Coaches' ranking: NR/NR/NR

Previous week: BYE; Result: N/A

Next opponent: Thursday. November 6th 7:30PM vs. #21 Clemson Tigers (6-2)




Coastal Division

1st - Duke Blue Devils 7-1 ACC: 3-1

CFB Playoff/AP/USA Today Coaches' ranking: 24th/22nd/20th

Previous week: @ Pittsburgh Panthers (4-5); Result: WIN 51-48 - 2OT

Next opponent: November 8th 12:30PM @ Syracuse Orange (3-6)


2nd - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 7-2 ACC: 4-2

CFB Playoff/AP/USA Today Coaches' ranking: NR/NR/NR

Previous week: vs. Virginia Cavaliers (4-5); Result: WIN 35-10

Next opponent: November 8th 12:30PM @ N.C. State Wolfpack (5-4)


3rd - Miami Hurricanes 6-3 ACC: 3-2

CFB Playoff/AP/USA Today Coaches' ranking: NR/NR/NR

Previous week: vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (4-5); Result: WIN 47-20

Next opponent: BYE


4th - North Carolina Tar Heels 4-5 ACC: 2-3

CFB Playoff/AP/USA Today Coaches' ranking: NR/NR/NR

Previous week: @ Miami Hurricanes (6-3); Result: LOSS 47-20

Next Opponent: BYE


5th - Virginia Cavaliers 4-5 ACC: 2-3

CFB Playoff/AP/USA Today Coaches' ranking: NR/NR/NR

Previous week: @ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7-2); Result: LOSS 35-10

Next opponent: November 8th 6:30PM @ Florida State Seminoles (8-0)


6th - Pittsburgh Panthers 4-5 ACC: 2-3

CFB Playoff/AP/USA Today Coaches' ranking: NR/NR/NR

Previous week: vs. Duke Blue Devils (7-1); Result: LOSS 51-48 - 2OT

Next opponent: BYE


7th - Virginia Tech Hokies 4-5 ACC: 1-4

CFB Playoff/AP/USA Today Coaches' ranking: NR/NR/NR

Previous week: vs. Boston College Eagles (6-3); Result: LOSS 33-31

Next opponent: BYE



Conference Notes:

ACC vs. AAC (4-2)

ACC vs. Big Ten (1-3)

ACC vs. Big 12 (2-0)

ACC vs. PAC-12 (1-1)

ACC vs. SEC (0-1)

#GOACC