Recognition: AP Top 25 Week Two

Jim Quist @ACCTheQ –

If you’re among the fan base of about a handful of ACC teams you may have thought this would be the week. In the voice of a well-know soup slinger from Seinfeld, ‘No Recognition For You’! Well, that’s not entirely true as you’ll soon see in this week’s AP Top 25. The ACC is getting some nods of approval. More for some than for others, however.

The top five is still the same led by Clemson at No. 1. With a team(s) from the ACC, SEC, Big 12 and Big Ten the Power 5 conference is well represented. Wait….oh, yeah, sorry PAC 12, ‘No Recognition For You’!

Considering the games that each of the top 5 played in this past week the fact that nothing has changed should come as no surprise. Rounding out the top tier are Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State.

Three ACC Nation teams populated the Top 25 with an additional four claiming space in the Receiving Votes (RV) category. Each of those teams find themselves ranked from No. 27 to No. 40.


AP Top 25 – ACC Nation

  • #1 Clemson
  • #8 Notre Dame
  • #21 Syracuse
  • RV
  • #27 Virginia
  • #32 Miami
  • #39 Boston College
  • #40 North Carolina

In the RV category the Cavaliers picked up 73 votes just behind Iowa State with 86 at No. 26. The rise of Virginia comes behind a victory over Pitt in a season opener for both conference teams.

Miami didn’t fair as well in the voting department after falling to cross-state rival Florida in Week Zero. The Hurricanes only picked up 10 votes but it was good for No. 32.

Boston College and North Carolina both won hard fought games and picked up a single vote(s) placing them at No. 39 and 40.

ACC Nation Power Poll

The biggest movers of the week are Boise State, debuting at No. 24 with a come from behind win over Florida State and Auburn. The Tigers (then No. 16) knocked off the highest ranked PAC 12 team in Oregon (then No. 11). The win moved them into the No. 10 position while the Ducks slipped to No. 16.

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