The Seminoles were embarrassed on national television on Friday night, losing to Boston College, 35-3, and now are on the verge of missing their first bowl game since 1981.
Earlier this month, people were starting to speculate whether or not the Eagles would win a single conference game this season. Now, there’s no telling when they’ll lose one.
Clemson may have lost to Syracuse, but the power structure at the top of the ACC hasn’t changed. The same can’t be said for the rest of the conference.
The Wolfpack flipped a switch after losing to South Carolina in their season opener. Head coach Dave Doeren’s team has won four-straight games and is 2-0 to start ACC play for the first time in 11 years.
While the rest of the conference was molding into midseason form, FSU and Miami were on the practice field, waiting out Hurricane Irma. Three weeks away from football proved to be costly.
Clemson, Miami, and Virginia Tech all lost their starting quarterbacks to the NFL last year. Most expected the programs to regress. But after three weeks of play, it’s safe to say they’re the ones standing atop the ACC.
Lamar Jackson is making a convincing case for his second-straight Heisman Trophy—something that hasn’t been accomplished in 41 years. But his team is in danger of falling out of playoff contention.
Before this weekend, Florida State was the favorite to win the ACC. But after Deondre Francois went down with a season-ending leg injury, the conference realigned.