\ACC Power Rankings - Conf Champs Week
1. Clemson Tigers 12-0 (LW: 1), Week 13 Result: 56-35 W vs South Carolina, Next: vs Pittsburgh 12/1 8:00pm ET
Despite giving up over 500 yards and 5 touchdowns through the air, the Tigers were still able to come away with a 21-point victory. Good luck Pittsburgh.
2. Syracuse Orange 9-3 (LW: 3), Week 13 Result: 42-21 W @ Boston College, Next: TBD
The Orange capped off a stellar season with a convincing win over Boston College. Dino Babers has Cuse within striking distance of a 10-win season.
3. North Carolina State Wolfpack 8-3 (LW: 4), Week 13 Result: 34-28 W @ North Carolina, Next: vs East Carolina 12/1 12:00pm ET
NC State stamped the Atlantic Division’s dominance over the Coastal with an overtime victory against an in-state rival.
4. Boston College Eagles 7-5 (LW: 5), Week 13 Result: 21-42 L vs Syracuse, Next: TBD
BC had their sights set on challenging Clemson for the Coastal crown. Despite falling short, the Eagles still look to be an established program in the upper-tier of the conference.
5. Miami Hurricanes 7-5 (LW: 9), Week 13 Result: 24-3 W vs Pittsburgh, Next: TBD
The Canes continued their streaky ways, completely shutting down the Pitt rushing attack. Still, Miami fails to utilize their talent on a week-to-week basis as well as the teams below them in these rankings.
6. Pittsburgh Panthers 7-5 (LW: 2), Week 13 Result: 3-24 L @ Miami, Next: vs Clemson 12/1 8:00pm ET
The Panthers crashed back down to earth as Miami eliminated their two-headed monster at running back. Clemson’s rushing defense isn’t to shabby either, but making the ACCCG is a huge accomplishment for this program.
7. Virginia Cavaliers 7-5 (LW: 6), Week 13 Result: 31-34 L @ Virginia Tech, Next: TBD
UVA was close to finishing atop the Coastal division, but could not finish the job down the stretch, which was exactly what happened against rivals Virginia Tech. Still, the Cavaliers were picked to finish near the bottom of the conference this preseason, and find themselves instead going to a bowl game.
8. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 7-5 (LW: 7), Week 13 Result: 21-45 L @ Georgia, Next: TBD
GT was no match for CFP-contender Georgia, not that anyone expected them to be. The Yellow Jackets finish among the huge 7-5 logjam in the ACC.
9. Wake Forest Demon Deacons 6-6 (LW: 10), Week 13 Result: 59-7 W @ Duke, Next: TBD
With their bowl hopes on the line, Wake produced their best performance of the season, completely obliterating a Duke team on the road. Backup QB Jamie Newman is a stud, throwing for 4 touchdowns, and RB Cade Carney rushed for 223 yards and 2 touchdowns.
10. Duke Blue Devils 7-5 (LW: 8), Week 13 Result: 7-59 L vs Wake Forest, Next: TBD
The Blue Devils ended the season with a dud, ending a wild roller coaster of a season. QB Daniel Jones season was interrupted by injuries, and the junior could be headed to the draft, leaving Duke in a precarious position going forward.
11. Virginia Tech Hokies 5-6 (LW: 12), Week 13 Result: 34-31 W vs Virginia, Next: vs Marshall 12/1 12:00pm ET
The Hokies still have a shot at a bowl game with a makeup game with Marshall up next this Saturday. VT is still left wondering what happened to their season where they were ranked 12th after week 3.
12. Florida State Seminoles 5-7 (LW: 11), Week 13 Result: 14-41 L vs Florida, Next: None
FSU fans cannot wait to put this season behind them. The Noles lost to Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Miami, NC State and Florida, with their signature win of the season coming in week 12 over Boston College. Not a great start for the Willie Taggart era.
13. North Carolina Tar Heels 2-9 (LW: 13), Week 13 Result: 28-34 L vs NC State, Next: None
The Tar Heels lost an ugly game against NC State, which was marred by a brawl immediately after the final play in overtime. UNC took control of the headlines, however, by replacing Larry Fedora with former coach Mack Brown.
14. Louisville Cardinals 2-10 (LW: 14), Week 13 Result: 10-56 L vs NC State, Next: None
After an abysmal year, the Cardinals can now focus on who will replace Bobby Petrino as the head of the program.
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