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.
|1||1||Clemson||8-0||56-41 shootout win over North Carolina State
||7-1||26-19 road win over Pitt
||7-1||45-21 win over Syracuse
|4||9||Miami||5-3||Big jump after 30-27 Duke win
||6-2||Fall two spots after the Miami loss
||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
||4-5||26-10 win over Boston College
||Up one spot after 27-21 win over Georgia Tech
||3-6||Down several spots after loss to Virginia
||3-5||Lost to Florida State
||3-6||Lost to Louisville
||3-6||Lost to Virginia Tech