Week Four ACC Power Rankings

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Tier A: Clemson

1. Clemson (4-0) LW: 1

Clemson took care of business last week in a 52-10 drubbing of Charlotte, in which the starters sat out the entire 2nd half. The ACC continues to be Clemson or bust until further notice.

Tier B: Big Gap and Then…

2. Virginia (4-0) LW: 2

Virginia maintains it’s place as Number 2 in these power rankings. However, after struggling against Old Dominion, their grasp on the position is tenuous. This also means that the gap has only widened between Clemson and the rest of the conference. They have a big opportunity to solidify their position when they travel to South Bend to face the Fighting Irish this weekend.

3. Wake Forest (4-0) LW: 3

Wake Forest remains undefeated after easily dispatching FCS Elon last weekend. They are the talk of the ACC for their surprisingly hot start and the great play of Quarterback Jamie Newman. Although their best win this season a 6-point win over North Carolina, they have a favorable schedule and have a good chance at starting 6-0 with Boston College and Louisville coming up and it’s not outside the realm of possibility that they’ll be 9-0 when they face Clemson in November.

4. Pitt (2-2) LW: 6

We get to the first shake-up in the rankings as our Pitt Panthers surge into Tier B and #4 overall with their upset victory over Central Florida. With the dominant play of the defense and the offense starting to gel, it’s likely that Pitt would be the Coastal favorites if not for their season-opening loss to Virginia. For now, all the Panthers can do is take care of business and hope for a little help from their fellow conference-mates when they play the Cavaliers.

Tier C: Could Be Good, Could Be Bad, Who Knows?

5. Duke (2-1) LW: 7

The Blue Devils were on a bye last week, so we still don’t know too much about them through two games. They were blown out by Alabama, but then won handily against Middle Tennessee and NC A&T. They rise in the rankings due to poor play from the teams that were ahead of them. Hopefully we’ll