1. Clemson Tigers: Clemson was idle this weekend.
2. N.C. State Wolfpack: NCST was idle this weekend. The Wolfpack and Tigers will play this Saturday in a meeting not only of the ACC’s only remaining unbeatens, but also the only ranked squads.
3. Syracuse Orange: Syracuse was idle this weekend. Next weekend the Orange will face off against UNC.
4. Boston College Eagles: BC easily dispatched the woeful Cardinals, even without all-star running back, A.J. Dillon. Regardless the Eagles provided 100+ yard rushing efforts from both David Bailey and Ben Glines. BC catches a bye this weekend but will host Miami in two weeks.
5. Florida State Seminoles: FSU was idle this weekend. The Seminoles will next face Wake Forest on Saturday.
6. Wake Forest Demon Deacons: Wake was idle this weekend.
7. Louisville Cardinals: The best thing about the Cardinals were their helmets. The Eagles ran all over the Cardinals defense, and the Louisville offense only mustered 217 total yards. The Cardinals have a bye next weekend but will face Wake Forest in two weeks.
1. Miami-Florida Hurricanes: The ‘Canes were upset by UVA, 13-16. The QB pair of Rosier and Perry threw a total of three interceptions and the offense struggled to get anything going. The complications at QB continue and Miami took a serious blow to their Coastal crown hopes. The Hurricanes get a weekend to think about the loss before playing BC next Friday night.
2. Virginia Tech Hokies: At 3-0 the Hokies are the lone Coastal team with an undefeated conference record. Virginia Tech struggled mightily against UNC. The defense gave up multiple big plays and the offense looked out of sync for almost the entire game. VT relied largely on luck and barely escaped a North Carolina team that failed to take advantage of many opportunities. The Hokies get the weekend off and will face GT next Thursday.
3. Virginia Cavaliers: The Hoos earned their biggest win under Bronco Mendenhall when they upset the then No. 15 Hurricanes, 16-13. Bryce Perkins did throw three interceptions, but the Hoos took advantage of the opportunities provided by Miami’s several miscues. The Cavaliers will face a solid Duke squad next weekend.
4. Duke Blue Devils: The game was close until the third quarter when Duke punished GT for their multiple turnovers. The Blue Devils also suffered their own mistakes but were able to recover.
5. Pittsburgh Panthers: The Panthers almost unseated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at South Bend. They certainly played better than they have for most the season, but much of their performance was due to ND’s lack of performance. Pitt is off this weekend but takes on Duke the weekend after.
6. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: GT was their own worst enemy when they provided Duke the ability to score 21 points in 1:49. They are off this weekend but face the Hokies next Thursday night.
7. North Carolina Tar Heels: The Heels played a mistake prone VT team, but were ultimately their own worst enemy. They were never able to fully capitalize on the many Hokie miscues, which ultimately allowed them to be susceptible to the fourth quarter comeback that was visited upon them. Next up North Carolina visits Syracuse.
Overall Conference Rankings
1. (No. 3 AP / No. 3 Coaches) Clemson Tigers (6-0) – Static
2. (No. 16 / No. 15) N.C. State Wolfpack (5-0) – Up One
3. Miami-Florida Hurricanes (5-2) – Down One
4. Syracuse Orange (4-2) – Static
5. Virginia Tech Hokies (4-2) – Static
6. Duke Blue Devils (5-1) – Static
7. Virginia Cavaliers (4-2) – Up One
8. Boston College Eagles (5-2) – Down One
9. Florida State Seminoles (3-3) – Up One
10. Pittsburgh Panthers (3-4) – Up One
11. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (3-3) – Up One
12. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-4) – Down Three
13. North Carolina Tar Heels (1-5) – Static
14. Louisville Cardinals (2-5) – Static