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ACC Power Rankings: Week 3

In hopes of sparking another ACC blogger internet war of worlds (just kidding, well, sort of), here are our ACC Power Rankings for week 3.

Week 3

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

Notes and this week's ACC schedule after the jump.


  • Miami (Fla.) jumps up a spot to #2 while Georgia Tech drops to #5 this week.
  • Florida State jumps up two spots this week to #4. Clemson's defense is nasty and Florida State can put up points in bunches on offense (when they want to), so this one is really a toss up. Florida State has the better non-conference win (BYU) but Clemson defended their home turf in ACC play. One has a great offense, the other a great defense. Really splitting hairs this week.

  • Wake Forest jumps BC for their gentle thrashing of I-AA Elon last week.
  • The bottom 8-12 basically stays the same. You could argue that NC State should be above BC at this point, but NC State hasn't beaten ANYONE and hasn't had to leave the friendly confines of Carter-Finley Stadium this month.
  • Duke takes spot #10 as their sole win came against a better team than the team Maryland beat. And the Dookies didn't even need overtime to do it!
  • Virginia? Yes. Virginia. It's really sad, isn't it? Loss #4 will come this weekend against North Carolina, and then (watch out!) ... even lowly Indiana is 3-0. And don't even get me started about Virginia-Maryland in week 6. I'm brimming with excitement for that week's pillow fight up in College Park.

This Week

ACC: North Carolina at Georgia Tech ... Wake Forest at Boston College ... Miami (Fla.) at Virginia Tech

Non-Conference: South Florida at Florida State ... TCU at Clemson ... Rutgers at Maryland ... Pittsburgh at NC State ... North Carolina Central at Duke