AP Top 25
College Football Rankings
Once again this week four conference teams and Notre Dame hold down spots in the AP Top 25 . The top spot among conference teams belongs to Clemson with Miami just 12 votes behind the Tigers in the polling.
This week’s list also includes; Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and NC State.
The biggest move this week comes from Notre Dame. The Irish are up 4 places and penetrate the top 10 following the upset win over the USC Trojans.
Among conference teams, NC State moves up 2 spots into the top 15.
Virginia Tech, coming off a blowout win over unranked North Carolina pick up one spot this week.
Two ACC teams drop out of the RV category while another moves up 7 places among teams just outside the Top 25.
Georgia Tech gets an extra look from the writers this week.
AP Top 25 – The ACC & Notre Dame
- #7 Clemson
- #8 Miami
- #9 Notre Dame
- #13 Virginia Tech
- #14 NC State
- RV Georgia Tech(#30)
AP Top 25
Ranked teams with match ups this week include; #8 Miami at North Carolina, #14 NC State at #9 Notre Dame, Duke at #13 Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech at #7 Clemson.
The game to watch this week will be NC State at Notre Dame. These top 15 teams are battling for much more than a notch in the win column. A loss here will damage any hopes of getting serious consideration from the College Football Playoff committee.
A win for the Irish, especially if it’s convincing, will vault them into the running for a shot at the national championship.
A win for the Wolfpack won’t do the same as it would for the Irish but it will certainly get them closer and give them a better shot at a top tier bowl.
Two other games to keep an eye on include the Louisville-Wake mash up and Georgia Tech taking a run at Clemson.
The week kicks off with Florida State heading north for a Friday game with Boston College. Better dig out your woollies Seminoles, the temperature is expected to hit around 45 for game time.