Monday, November 2, 2009

ACC Power Rankings After Week 9: Who Follows GT Right Now?

Looking at my picks for last week, I went 4-2 SU and 4-2 ATS. I hit Duke winning as underdogs to UVA and the GT cover of SEC opponent Vanderbilt, but missed out on the Central Michigan upset of BC badly.

Georgia Tech leads the charge for the ACC once again, but who is on the Jackets heels right now? Virginia Tech looked like they were still sulking their loss from a week ago in going down to North Carolina in a rare home loss on Thursday. Miami came from 13 points down to beat Wake in Winston Salem and keep their ACC title hopes alive. Meanwhile, the Duke Blue Devils beat Virginia and with just 1 ACC loss still control their destiny in the Coastal Division.

1. Georgia Tech
Yellow Jackets are clearly the best team in the ACC right now.

2. Clemson
Tigers bandwagon is starting to fill up, but will it reach Tampa still full?

3. Virginia Tech
Hokies can kiss their BCS at large hopes goodbye with rare Thursday home loss.

4. Miami
Hurricanes catch a break in Winston Salem and keep ACC title hopes alive.

5. Boston College
Eagles bounced back nicely with resounding win over MAC power Central Michigan.

6. Duke
Blue Devils control their own destiny in the Coastal Division just like everyone had predicted.

7. Florida State
Seminoles are doing their best to keep their bowl streak alive.

8. North Carolina
Tar Heels finally get a win in the ACC.

9. Virginia
Cavaliers continue free fall from top of Coastal Division with second straight loss to Duke.

10. Wake Forest
Deacons just aren’t getting the same bounces they have in the past.

11. Maryland
Terps had a bye week to prepare for NC State

12. NC State
Wolfpack have best chance for conference win against Maryland this week

ACC Rankings by Tiers

Tier I
Georgia Tech

Tier II
Clemson, Virginia Tech, Miami

Tier III
Boston College, Duke, North Carolina, Florida State, Wake Forest, Virginia

Tier IV
Maryland, NC State

Things We Learned Over the Weekend

When Georgia Tech’s offense gets going it is near impossible to stop and their is no blueprint for it.

Virginia Tech this season is just an average ACC team when they are not focused.

Miami’s maturity was the difference against Wake. The Hurricanes lose that game a year ago.

You cannot blame FSU’s offense for their woes this season.

Duke can play with anyone in the ACC and will be a tough out for their four remaining opponents.

Top Story lines For Week 9

Georgia Tech tries to keep rolling against Wake Forest a team who has played GT’s offense three times in 13 months going 1-2 against Navy.

Virginia Tech has the dreaded back to back Thursday game on the road at East Carolina. With BCS hopes gone how do the Hokies respond to an out of conference game.

Clemson hosts FSU in an Atlantic showdown with BC as a very interested observer.

Duke travels to North Carolina looking for just their second Victory Bell win in 20 years.

Maryland and NC State play for the Atlantic cellar. The Wolfpack are the only winless team in ACC play.

Southern Top 10
1. Florida
2. Alabama
3. LSU
4. Georgia Tech
5. Clemson
6. Tennessee
7. Virginia Tech
8. Miami
9. South Carolina
10. Boston College

National Top 10
1. Florida
2. Texas
3. Alabama
4. Iowa
5. TCU
6. Cincinnati
7. Boise State
8. Oregon
9. LSU
10. Georgia Tech


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