Tuesday, October 7, 2008

ACC Power Rankings: Week 6

Half of the ACC is off next week and the only league game is the Thursday night ACC Atlantic heavyweight bout between Clemson and Wake Forest. Onto this week's power rankings ...

Week 6

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


Why are we so high on the Yellow Jackets? Maybe because we've actually seen them play.

Introductions are in order. Rest of the conference, I give you Chris Crane. Chris Crane ... ACC. Let's keep expectations tempered however in Chestnut Hill for the time being.

Clemson has way too much talent to be at #7. Is it possible to coach down talent? Is this Thursday's game against Wake Forest Bowden's last stand?

Two sides of the same coin: Virginia creeps out of the basement with their 31-0 shutout of ... Maryland, and Maryland is back down to #11 after getting embarrassed by an ACC team left for dead. We agree with Hinton - thinking about Maryland makes our head hurt.

Also, note a 31-0 loss to Virginia was still good enough for 7 votes in the Coaches poll and 10 votes in the Harris. Wow.


Winfield said...

Well Auburn is still ranked in both those polls. Apparantly you can drop but not too steeply or quickly.

Virginia Tech had better be thanking the college football gods that they had us so early in the season.

Brian said...

winfield - Auburn losing to Vanderbilt and LSU > Maryland losing to Middle Tennessee State (who?) and getting shutout by UVA.