Though the Hokies are deservedly out of the Top 25 conversations, the ACC's top team continues to garner front runner status heading into college football's fifth week of the 2014 season.
After outlasting Clemson sans Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston in a 23-17 overtime thriller, Florida State remains No. 1 in the Amway Coaches Poll and AP Top 25s. In lieu of two losses (admittedly to two of the country's better teams in the 'Noles and the Georgia Bulldogs), Clemson drops out of this week's rankings.
In the wake of a second straight year with a tough loss to ECU, North Carolina predictably slides out of this week's Coaches Poll and AP Top 25 as well. Duke returns to the Coaches Poll Top 25 for the first time since last season leaving the Blue Devils and Seminoles as the ACC's lone ranked teams in the first major poll released of the day, while Florida State is the lone representative in the AP's.
Here's the complete Coaches Poll and AP Top 25s along with Jeff Sagarin's computer poll:
|1||Florida State||Florida State||Alabama|
|7||Baylor||Texas A&M||Florida State|
|8||Notre Dame||Notre Dame||Baylor|
|9||Michigan State||Michigan State||Michigan State|
|12||Georgia||Arizona State||Notre Dame|
|15||Arizona State||South Carolina||Ole Miss|
|20||BYU||Ohio State||Oklahoma State|
|23||East Carolina||Duke||Mississippi State|
|24||Oklahoma State||East Carolina||Arizona State|
|25||Kansas State||Kansas State||BYU|