Aside from No. 4 Clemson, it’s clear that every team in the ACC is capable of beating every other, after a week that saw Pittsburgh lose to Miami and Wake Forest barely escape an upset at home against Florida State.
Anthony Brown had an excellent day, completing 21-of-29 passes for 268 yards, but the Eagles defense allowed Wake Forest to convert 17-of-24 third-downs and couldn’t get a critical stop when it mattered in the fourth quarter.
After a horrific Week 3 showing, most, but not all of the ACC was able to get back in the win column ahead of the latest edition of our ACC Power Rankings. Clemson still remains the clear best team, though Virginia and Wake Forest are both off to 4-0 starts.
Whether it was the 3-0 win for Wake Forest in 2015 or the 41-34 shootout victory for BC last season, Dave Clawson and Steve Addazio have seen some interesting results against each other.
After one week of ACC action, one thing is clear: No. 1 Clemson is heads and shoulders above the rest of the conference, while the likes of Syracuse, Virginia, and North Carolina follow.