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King of the Hill: Cardiac Hill ACC Football Power Rankings (Week 7)

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Panthers keep on winning and with a road victory over Georgia Tech, Pitt is garnering some national attention. But even with the Top 25 ranking, it's still difficult to move them too high in the ACC power rankings just because the teams in front of them are winning, too.

An argument could be made that they should be ahead of Duke. But the Blue Devils beat Georgia Tech by 14 (albeit at home) and have won games a little more comfortably in general this season. For now, Pitt remains fifth in our rankings, but there was movement elsewhere.

As someone also pointed out last week, Syracuse probably deserved to be ahead of Wake since they won head to head and have a better record. For that reason, I gave them a slight bump.

Ranking Previous School Record Notes
1 1 Clemson 6-0 Doubled up Boston College, 34-17
2 2 Florida State 6-0 Routed Louisville, 41-21
3 4 North Carolina
5-1 Another blowout (50-14 over Wake Forest) moves them up
4 3 Duke 5-1
Bye week
5 5
Pitt 5-1 Dramatic win over Georgia Tech, 31-28
6 7
4-2 30-20 win over Virginia Tech
7 9 North Carolina State
4-2 Move up two spots after a bye week
8 6 Louisville 2-4 Loss to Florida State drops them a spot
9 8
Virginia Tech
3-4 Miami loss drops them a spot
10 11 Georgia Tech
Actually move up one despite loss because of what the teams below them did
11 14 Virginia
2-4 Cavaliers get out of the basement with a win against Syracuse
12 13 Syracuse
3-3 Move up one despite loss to Virginia in part due to adjustment made from last week
13 10 Wake Forest
3-4 Drop several spots after blowout loss to North Carolina
14 12 Boston College
2-4 After the team's third straight loss, meet your new basement dweller.

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