Clemson Football: ACC Power Rankings – Week 5

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Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei (5) celebrates after running back Will Shipley (1) scored against Wake Forest during the fourth quarter at Truist Field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina Saturday, September 24, 2022.
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Amazing what happens when you put Clemson football back into the Top 2 of your highly-sophisticated, well-thought-out Power rankings.  Not nearly as many people told me that I am nuts.  Some still did, and that is always fun to get.  However, there was some big shifting in my power rankings this week, which may lead to some conversation.

There continues to be some surprises in the conference, especially that of Florida State’s return to perceived prominence and Syracuse being undefeated through 4 games.  Four teams in the ACC remain undefeated, notably all four reside in the Atlantic Division.

There was a good bit of movement this week, see if you agree or disagree.  Either way, I now know what it feels like to be an AP voter.  Onto the rankings.

Week 4 is done and gone and we look at Beef’s ACC Power Rankings.

No. 14 – 10

14. Boston College Eagles – Last Week: 13 – (1-3) – Holy cow, how bad is Boston College? Mayben not a fair statement as they did just get whacked by the most surprising team in the conference so far, Florida State by a score of 44-14, but we were all told that Phil Jurkovec being back to full health was going to make a difference.  Poor guy is last in the league in QBR and it’s not close.  No offensive or defensive lines isn’t helping things either.  Next up: vs. Louisville

13. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets –  Last Week: 14 – (1-3) – Geoff Collins is no more in Atlanta and there goes the season.  Or, what’s left of the season.  And that’s a shame too because I really like Jeff Sims, but there is nothing there for the Jackets at all.  UCF handled them with relative ease, and that should not happen.  While we, as Tiger fans, may enjoy the fact that GT is so down, it’s nice when that game between the two foes is a good one.  Next up: @ Pitt

12. Virginia Tech Hokies –  Last Week: 12 – (2-2) – Did you all watch on Thursday night?  Enter Sandman was awesome, as always.  After that?  Not so awesome if you’re a Virginia Tech fan.  No movement this week thanks to the two behind them, but man it’s close.  Next up: @ North Carolina

11. Virginia Cavaliers – Last Week: 11 – (2-2) – Last Week 11 – Not moving UVA this week as they fought and fought and then gave up a game-winning field goal to lose a really good game (to watch) on Friday night at Syracuse.  There’s something up with Brennan Armstrong this year.  Maybe it’s the loss of Robert Anae, new Syracuse Offensive Coordinator, but he does not seem like the dark-horse Heisman Trophy contender that we were led to believe.

10. Miami Hurricanes – Last Week: 6 – (2-2) –  Mentioned last week that the transitive property is my least favorite thing, however, by way of the T.P., Miami not only lost to App State figuratively, but actually DID lose to Middle Tennessee State.  I am sure that Miami is talented and will be competing for conference titles in due time, but this years media darling dropped a game where I was expecting a 70-burger to be dropped.  That can’t happen.  The dozens in attendance were not happy.   Next up: BYE (followed by UNC at home on 10/8)

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