Sunday, September 20, 2009

ACC Power Poll After Week 3

Miami vaults to the top this week after dominating Georgia Tech on Thursday night. FSU gains some respect for the conference with a big win at BYU and Va Tech comes from behind to defeat Big 12 North favorite Nebraska.

On the down side Virginia remains win less and Maryland loses (again) to Middle Tennessee State. Week 4 has some big games with UNC traveling to Ga Tech and Miami traveling to face the Hokies.

1. Miami

The 'Canes proved the win over FSU was not a fluke by playing even better in blowing out Georgia Tech

Randy Shannon has found a QB and an o-line that could lead Miami to an ACC title

2. Virginia Tech

Hokies gain some pride for the ACC with a last second win over Nebraska

3. Florida State

Seminoles travel all the way out to Utah and take care of a top 10 BYU team with ease

4. Georgia Tech

Time to regroup for the Yellow Jackets who had played 3 games in 13 days; North Carolina awaits this Saturday

Ga Tech was stymied for 95 yards rushing, their second lowest under Paul Johnson

5. Clemson

Tigers dominate Boston College by holding the Eagles to 54 total yards

6. North Carolina

Heels go to Atlanta for first ACC showdown looking for a 4-0 start

7. NC State

Wolfpack put together second straight good offensive performance albeit against weak competition, but progress is progress

8. Wake Forest

Riley Skinner throws for a career high 289 yards passing in win over Elon

9. Boston College

Justin Tuggle really struggled against Clemson and those early season wins don't look as impressive now

10. Maryland

Terps have second straight loss to Middle Tennessee State just a week after barely beating James Madison

11. Duke

Blue Devils hung with Kansas for a while, but were blown out in the second half by the Jayhawks

12. Virginia

We thought the Cavs might have their first win until Southern Miss comes from 10 points down to keep Al Groh's seat scalding hot

Now that I have ranked the teams 1-12, lets put them into peer groups.

Tier I
Miami, Virginia Tech, Florida State

Tier II
Georgia Tech, Clemson, North Carolina

Tier III
NC State, Wake Forest, Boston College

Tier IV
Maryland, Duke, Virginia

Al Groh cannot believe his team let a win slip away Saturday



  1. Virginia Tech second?

    Not even close. It's all hype. Look at the numbers.

    Miami > FSU > Clemson > Georgia Tech > UNC > VPI

  2. Clemson > Ga Tech?

    27 > 30?

    Its early right now, but nothing in VT's ACC history tells me they will be 6th best in the conference. Alabama is going to make a lot of teams look bad this year on offense.

  3. Brent H.9:38 PM

    Who is MWS and what planet is he from? Miami always has a few games where they look spectacular and then crap their own pants a game or two later.

    Tech's defense is down from the last few years right now but they're still way better than FSU or GT.

  4. VT is better than GT right now, but one thing I would be worried about in that matchup is VT's tackling woes. Poor tackling = big run gains for GT's offense.


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