1. Wake Forest
Wake stays on top after kicker Sam Swank saves the day against Ole Miss. The ACC owes Wake some gratitude for saving some face head to head vs the SEC.
3. Virginia Tech
Hokies take the red shirt off Tyrod Taylor and find a little more offense this week against Furman. Keywords: a little. This week’s game against Georgia Tech is a big barometer for the Hokies in the ACC.
4. Georgia Tech
It was not pretty, but the Yellow Jackets got a big ACC road win. A Paul Johnson team dominated by defense?..hard to believe. Tech has a great chance to grab a big lead in the Coastal Division if they can win on the road at VT.
5. Florida State
Could Christian Ponder be the answer the Seminoles have been looking for since Chris Weinke left? He looked pretty good against Western Carolina, but it was Western Carolina.
Defense kept ‘Canes right with Florida for 3 quarters. However, the offense still struggles on the offensive line and at wide receiver with drops. These are two of the biggest reasons why Miami has fallen off so much in the last 3 years.
7. Boston College
So maybe losing Matt Ryan is that big of a deal as the offense sputtered badly.
8. North Carolina
An embarrassing out of conference loss at Middle Tennessee State. The Terps are teetering on the edge of #12. Friedgen does not have the magic he did when he began at Maryland and he does not have the players to run his offense.
12. NC State