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ACC Power Rankings: Week 8

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Week 8
  1. Georgia Tech (6-1, 3-1)
  2. Boston College (5-1, 2-1)
  3. Virginia (4-3, 2-1)
  4. Virginia Tech (5-2, 2-1)
  5. Maryland (5-2, 2-1)
  6. North Carolina (5-2, 2-1)
  7. Florida State (5-1, 2-1)
  8. Wake Forest (4-2, 2-1)
  9. Miami (4-3, 1-2)
  10. Clemson (3-4, 1-3)
  11. Duke (3-3, 1-2)
  12. North Carolina State (2-5, 0-3)


Who knows this week ... Georgia Tech reclaims the top spot this week with their win at Clemson. Virginia jumps 7 spots to #3 with their 16-13 comeback win over North Carolina in overtime. It's hard to believe that after their 52-7 loss to USC and a 31-3 loss to Duke that Virginia is in the driver's seat to win their first Coastal Division title. The Coastal Division eliminator in Atlanta this weekend looms large.

How do our Power Rankings compare to other bloggers? Gobbler Country has the Eagles as the #1 ACC team in his Power Poll this week. HD agrees with our #1 team this week and has the Eagles at #3.

ESPN's Mark Schlabach is hedging and picking Florida State now as the favorite in the Atlantic and to win the conference. We're not so convinced that Florida State can successfully navigate their tough slate of games remaining. His dark horse in the conference is Maryland. Bruce Feldman likes Georgia Tech to win the conference.

Who's the best in the ACC? blogger J. Darin Darst says forget Maryland, Florida State, or Georgia Tech ... how about Boston College?


Boston College, Blogpoll. Blogpoll, Boston College. CBSSports is still tabulating this week's blogpoll ballots, but early indications are that BC will crack the Top 25 for the first time this season. We are currently ranked at #22.

BC also is ranked #23 this week in ESPN's College Football Power Rankings and the 120.