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King of the Hill: ACC Power Rankings (Week 3)

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Updating this week's ACC power rankings after last week's action. And since we're now past the first week of games, the team's prior ranking is now below in parentheses after their ranking for this week.

Some notes on this week's rankings. Duke and Wake Forest both had some fairly big wins. Both won by 24 points - Duke blew out Northwestern, who was pretty solid last year, and while Boston College isn't a good team, beating a conference foe by 24 points on the road is still noteworthy. As a result, I felt pretty bad dropping Georgia Tech and North Carolina State two spots after they both had easy wins but the fact is that Duke and Wake are both unbeaten and had more impressive victories.

North Carolina caused me some headaches since, despite being 0-2, we still don't know how good they are since both losses were to P5 programs (one of which, Louisville, is pretty good). Had Pitt been able to keep things closer against Penn State, I likely would have slotted the Panthers ahead of them. But, losing by 19 points coupled with the embarrassing opener, I just couldn't do it.

As always, let me know where you agree/disagree.

1. (1) Clemson (2-0) - Quality 14-6 win over No. 13 Auburn

2. (2) Florida State (0-1) - With the hurricane, their game against Louisiana Monroe was canceled

3. (3) Virginia Tech (2-0) - 27-0 win over Delaware

4. (4) Louisville (2-0) - 47-35 win over North Carolina

5. (5) Miami (1-0) - Literal hurricane canceled their game against Arkansas State

6. (9). Duke (2-0) - Blowout 41-17 win over Northwestern moves them up several spots

7. (10) Wake Forest (2-0) - Blowout 34-10 road conference win over Boston College

8. (6) Georgia Tech (1-1) - 37-10 win over Jacksonville State

9. (7) North Carolina State (1-1) - 37-20 win over Marshall

10. (8) North Carolina (0-2) - 12-point loss to Louisville drops them to 0-2

11. (12) Pitt (1-1) - 33-14 loss to Penn State

12. (11) Syracuse (1-1) - 30-23 loss to Middle Tennessee (not a typo)

13. (13) Virginia (1-1) - 34-17 loss to Indiana

14. (14) Boston College (1-1) - Ugly 24-point loss to Wake Forest

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