Power Ranking Thursday.
- Virginia Tech (5-1, 3-0 ACC)
- Miami (Fla.) (4-1, 2-1)
- Georgia Tech (5-1, 2-1)
- Wake Forest (4-2, 2-1)
- Boston College (4-2, 2-2)
- Clemson (2-3, 1-2)
- Duke (3-3, 1-1)
- Florida State (2-4, 0-3)
- Virginia (2-3, 1-0)
- NC State (3-3, 0-2)
- Maryland (2-4, 1-1)
- North Carolina (4-2, 0-2)
- No change in the top 3. Yes, we know. The Coastal >> Atlantic this year.
- Wake Forest moves up 2 spots and jumps BC and Florida State this week to take the top spot for Atlantic teams. Riley Skinner has looked scary good.
- Last week, we wrote "it is unlikely that Maryland, Virginia and Duke will ever crack the top 9 this season." Not so fast, my friends. Here's our mea culpa to Duke, who moves up to #7 this week with their first road win in the ACC in a long, long time. Fear the Blue Devil!
- It's true that Florida State has dropped its first 3 ACC games for the first time ever, but it's not like they are playing slouches in conference play. Can't seem to drop them any further than #8 given that Ponder and their offense was automatic last week. The defense, on the other hand ...
- We also owe Virginia an apology this week, as they too cracked the top #9 this week. The 'Hoos found some offense and throttled a bad Big Ten team last week. We'll see what happens though in the Virginia-Maryland pillow fight this week.
- We have a new cellar-dweller this week of the preseason Top 25 variety: North Carolina. We probably should have listened to Tar Heel bloggers and fans when they were openly questioning why exactly UNC was ranked in the Top 25 preseason. The Heels offense is strug-a-ling, despite scoring 42 points on Georgia Southern. Most of those scores were either defensive scores or short-field offensive drives set up by one of six Georgia Southern turnovers.
ACC: Wake Forest at Clemson ... NC State at Boston College (ABC) ... Virginia at Maryland (ESPNU) ... Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech (ESPN2)
Non-Conference: Miami (That Miami) at UCF
OFF: Florida State, North Carolina, Duke