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King of the Hill: Cardiac Hill ACC Football Power Rankings (Week 9)

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Pitt's win streak came to an end this past week with the team's loss to North Carolina. But at 6-2, the Panthers aren't exactly dropping off the face of the earth. The loss did, however, cost them a little bit in this week's ACC power rankings.

Miami is the one that stands out for me this week. They shot all the way up to No. 4 after the win over Duke. Yes, the refs missed some calls on the return but all that really counts is if the won-loss column. I'm not convinced they're the fourth-best team but their only ACC losses so far are to Florida State and Clemson. Because of that, it's hard to make a case for others above them at this point.

See below for my take on ranking the conference teams and let me know your thoughts.

Ranking Previous School Record Notes
1 1 Clemson 8-0 56-41 shootout win over North Carolina State
2 2 North Carolina
7-1 26-19 road win over Pitt
3 5 Florida State
7-1 45-21 win over Syracuse
4 9 Miami 5-3 Big jump after 30-27 Duke win
5 3
6-2 Fall two spots after the Miami loss
6 4
6-2 Fall two spots after the North Carolina loss
7 8 Louisville 4-4 Move up one after narrow 20-19 win over Wake Forest
8 6 North Carolina State
5-3 Drop two after loss to Clemson
9 10
Virginia Tech
4-5 26-10 win over Boston College
10 11 Virginia
Up one spot after 27-21 win over Georgia Tech
11 7 Georgia Tech
3-6 Down several spots after loss to Virginia
12 12 Syracuse
3-5 Lost to Florida State
13 13 Wake Forest
3-6 Lost to Louisville
14 14 Boston College
3-6 Lost to Virginia Tech

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