I had FSU football at the top half of my preseason ACC Power Rankings, and so far so good after nine weeks.
FSU football destroyed Wake Forest on the road 41-16 to remain unbeaten and the only unbeaten team in the state of Florida.
The biggest news out of the weekend was North Carolina losing for the second consecutive week. This week they lost against Georgia Tech after losing to Virginia last week. Miami defeated Virginia in overtime, Clemson continues its downward spiral with a road loss against NC State.
Virginia Tech destroyed Syracuse Thursday night, and Notre Dame destroyed Pittsburgh. Boston College beat UCONN and needs one more win to make a bowl.
Duke got shutout against Louisville to likely end their chances of making the ACC Championship game.
Anyways, here are my updated rankings after week nine:
- FSU football
- Louisville (+3)
- North Carolina
- Miami (+1)
- Duke (-1)
- Virginia Tech (+2)
- Boston College (+1)
- Georgia Tech (+1)
- NC State (+2)
- Clemson (-4)
- Virginia (+1)
- Wake Forest (-1)
- Syracuse (-7)
FSU remains atop the ACC standings and will travel to Pittsburgh before hosting a huge game against the rival Miami Hurricanes. Typically, I’d say it could be a trap game but Pittsburgh is awful.
Wake Forest will make the short trip over the Durham on a short week to take on Duke. Boston College will travel to Syracuse for Friday night action, and Clemson will try to avoid its third consecutive loss when they host Notre Dame Saturday.
North Carolina will go out of the conference to host local FCS school Campbell. The biggest game in the conference could be Virginia Tech traveling to Louisville Saturday afternoon. Virginia Tech seems to have find its footing with its quarterback, and a win their would take Louisville out of the driver’s seat to face FSU in the ACC championship game.
Finally, Miami will travel to Carter Finley Stadium to face the NC State Wolfpack after their big win over Clemson. Miami has gone to overtime in the last two weeks and spooky things happen in night games in Raleigh.