In the latest edition of our ACC power rankings, the top five remains unchanged ahead of a Duke-Virginia weekend showdown that could decide who wins the regular season title.
Louisville and North Carolina have both been playing excellently as of late, but its still Duke and Virginia’s conference to lose.
The second edition of our 2018-19 ACC power rankings features Duke and Virginia teams that have established themselves as national contenders, three other ranked teams, and a fast-rebuilding Louisville program.
For the second-straight year, Duke lost its first game of the season following a 4-0 start, and other early-season favorites like Boston College looked more vulnerable than expected.
The Eagles drop once again after a loss at home to Virginia Tech, and Clemson overtakes North Carolina as the first full month of conference play concludes.
Five weeks ago, North Carolina State was a legitimate ACC Championship title contender, and Georgia Tech was one of the top teams in the Coastal Division. The same can’t be said today.
Coming into Saturday, the Hurricanes had won their previous four games by a combined 18 points. Miami beat Virginia Tech alone by 18, and practically wrapped up the Coastal Division.
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.