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ACC Power Rankings: Week 11

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NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Duke
Nov 5, 2016; Durham, NC; Virginia Tech Hokies running back Travon McMillian (34) pushes Duke Blue Devils defensive end James Hornbuckle (59) out of the way as he heads to the end zone for a touchdown in the first half at Wallace Wade Stadium.
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This week in the ACC featured blowouts and closely fought contests and nothing in between. Clemson maintains its lead in the Atlantic Division with Louisville a game behind. In the Coastal Division, Virginia Tech leads over North Carolina via ACC tiebreaker rules. Before we get to the rankings, let’s recap last week’s happenings.

Virginia Tech survived a second-half rally by Duke to keep their hold over the Coastal Division, winning 24-21 in Durham.

The Miami Hurricanes finally pulled back into the ACC win column with a 51-28 thrashing of the Pittsburgh Panthers.

Clemson unloaded on the Syracuse Orange in a 54-0 shutout in Death Valley.

Louisville had a route of their own, beating Boston College 52-7 at Alumni Stadium.

North Carolina’s rushing attack propelled them over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, winning 48-20 at Chapel Hill. Tar Heels running back Elijah Hood ran for 168 yards and three scores on the Yellow Jackets.

Florida State edged out a 24-20 victory over N.C. State at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Wake Forest rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Virginia, 27-20, in Winston-Salem.

Those are your quick-hitters from around the ACC. Now, let’s see how this past weekend’s results impacted the ACC Power Rankings.


ACC Power Rankings

1. Clemson Tigers (9-0, 6-0 ACC)

Previous week: vs. Syracuse Orange (4-5, 2-3 ACC); Result: WIN 54-0

Next opponent: vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (5-4, 2-3 ACC)

2. Louisville Cardinals (8-1, 6-1 ACC)

Previous week: at Boston College Eagles (4-5, 1-5 ACC); Result: WIN 52-7

Next opponent: vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-3, 3-2 ACC)

3. Virginia Tech Hokies (7-2, 5-1 ACC)

Previous week: at Duke Blue Devils (3-6, 0-5 ACC); Result: WIN 24-21

Next opponent: vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-4, 2-4 ACC)

4. North Carolina Tar Heels (7-2, 5-1 ACC)

Previous week: vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-4, 2-4 ACC); Result: WIN 48-20

Next opponent: at Duke Blue Devils (3-6, 0-5 ACC)

5. Florida State Seminoles (6-3, 3-3 ACC)

Previous week: at N.C. State Wolfpack (4-5, 1-4 ACC); Result: WIN 24-20

Next opponent: vs. Boston College Eagles (4-5, 1-5 ACC)

6. Miami Hurricanes (5-4, 2-3 ACC)

Previous week: vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (5-4, 2-3 ACC); Result: WIN 51-28

Next opponent: at Virginia Cavaliers (2-7, 1-4 ACC)

7. Pittsburgh Panthers (5-4, 2-3 ACC)

Previous week: at Miami Hurricanes (5-4, 2-3 ACC); Result: LOSS 51-28

Next opponent: at Clemson Tigers (9-0, 6-0 ACC)

8. N.C. State Wolfpack (4-5, 1-4 ACC)

Previous week: vs. Florida State Seminoles (6-3, 3-3 ACC); Result: LOSS 24-20

Next opponent: at Syracuse Orange (4-5, 2-3 ACC)

9. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-3, 3-3 ACC)

Previous week: vs. Virginia Cavaliers (2-7, 1-4 ACC); Result: WIN 27-20

Next opponent: at Louisville Cardinals (8-1, 6-1 ACC)

10. Syracuse Orange (4-5, 2-3 ACC)

Previous week: vs. Clemson Tigers (9-0, 6-0 ACC); Result: LOSS 54-0

Next opponent: vs. N.C. State Wolfpack (4-5, 1-4 ACC)

11. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (5-4, 2-4 ACC)

Previous week: vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (7-2, 5-1 ACC); Result: LOSS 48-20

Next opponent: at Virginia Tech Hokies (7-2, 5-1 ACC)

12. Virginia Cavaliers (2-7, 1-4 ACC)

Previous week: at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-3, 3-3 ACC); Result: LOSS 27-20

Next opponent: vs. Miami Hurricanes (5-4, 2-3 ACC)

13. Boston College Eagles (4-5, 1-5 ACC)

Previous week: vs. Louisville Cardinals (8-1, 6-1 ACC); Result: LOSS 52-7

Next opponent: at Florida State Seminoles (6-3, 3-3 ACC)

14. Duke Blue Devils (3-6, 0-5 ACC)

Previous week: vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (7-2, 5-1 ACC); Result: LOSS 24-21

Next opponent: vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (7-2, 5-1 ACC)


If you have any thoughts or comments on these rankings, teams, or want to list your own rankings, please do so below in the comments section.