Welcome back to Tampa-Pack’s ACC Power Rankings. Week Five featured number of conference games, and the weekend as a whole didn’t feature a lot of defense being played (either within the conference or nationally). With respect to the PACK, if you can’t say anything nice, sometimes it’s better to say nothing at all. Out of the conference, the ACC suffered home losses to the Sun Belt, the WAC, and the Big East conferences, so not a very good weekend all around. Let’s get to the rankings.
1 (1) Florida State - Kept their season rolling with a win over in-state USF.
2 (2) Clemson - Won at Boston College to hold on to their second place rankings.
3 (3) Virginia Tech - Lost to Cincinnati, but Pack fans can sympathize with that. A lack of quality teams below them keeps them in third place for one more week.
4 (5) Miami - An offensive explosion, penalties, and David Amerson beat the Pack.
5 (7) North Carolina - Too easy, right?!? The Cheats beat up on the Vandals in Chapel Hill.
6 (4) NC State - FSU is coming to Raleigh this week. I’m sure their wideouts are alreaedy licking their chops. Not sure if a sixth place ranking says more about the Pack, or the rest of the conference. I’m really down on the Pack right now, but not sure I’d put anyone below above them. Maybe next week.
7 (6) Georgia Tech - Got beat pretty badly by a visiting Sun Belt team, but still able to hang on to the seventh slot this week.
8 (11) Duke - Leaping into the top ten! Took care of Wake on the road, 4-1 and undefeated in the ACC.
9 (8) Virginia - Lost at home to an undefeated LA Tech team.
10 (9) Wake Forest - Beat UNC, lost to Duke and their top receiver.
11 (10) Maryland - Seems the bye week might have come at a nice time.
12 (12) Boston College - A lost at home to Clemson, 1-3 overall, and 0-2 in conference.
(X) indicates previous ranking. As always, I welcome your feedback and thoughts. Go PACK!