Lots of close games this week meant a lot of movement in the bottom half of the ACC Power Rankings, and this week, top teams will face their toughest tests yet.
As the ACC moves into its fourth week of competition, the top five teams have solidified themselves in the power rankings, but Boston College finds itself at the middle of the pack once again.
In an emphatic win against Syracuse, BC football’s offensive line paved the way for a dominant performance both running and throwing the ball. The Eagles finished the game with a program-record 691 total yards.
With the Eagles in the midst of a dominant six-game win streak, head coach Kelly Doton has finally found a winning formula, one that includes a dominant defense and a suddenly potent attack led by freshman Margo Carlin.
To reach six wins and bowl eligibility, BC will have to navigate the sixth-toughest rest of season schedule—which features four of five games away from home.
Margo Carlin scored twice, including the game winner with four minutes left in the fourth quarter, and the Eagles won their fifth straight as they knocked off the 15th-ranked Orange.
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.