Surge – The Rise Of ACC Football In The AP Top 25

Jim Quist @ACCTheQ –

There’s one week of ACC football action under the belt and we’ve got our first (true) AP Top 25. Now that the folks at the Associated Press have moved to accurately reflect the college landscape, i.e., no PAC12 or BigTen, we have a clear snapshot of who’s who among the playing. Naturally, this leads to a surge in the number of teams out of the ACC. The preseason or Week 1 poll included 3 teams out of the conference to 7 in Week 2.

First week action by ACC teams was naturally a bit rusty as they worked out the kinks, for the most part in the first half. Those with one game out of the way go into their next game at an advantage over those who haven’t. This week we’ll have our first of the season ACC Nation Power Poll and the ACC Nation Pigskin Picks aren’t far behind.

Two teams benefitted in the poll and without playing a single snap. Both Virginia Tech and Virginia moved up, the Hokies in the Top 25 and Cavaliers who slide up in the Receiving Votes category.

Surge

AP Preseason Top 25 – ACC

  • #1 Clemson
  • #10 Notre Dame
  • #18 North Carolina
  • RV
  • #27 Virginia Tech
  • #30 Miami
  • #31 Louisville
  • #39 Virginia
  • #41 Florida State

ACC Weekend Scoreboard

  • Miami 31 UAB 14
  • North Carolina 31 Syracuse 6
  • Notre Dame 27 Duke 13
  • Pitt 55 Austin Peay 0
  • Georgia Tech 16 Florida State 13
  • Louisville 35 Western Kentucky 21
  • Clemson 37 Wake Forest 13

AP Top 25 – Week 2

  • #1 Clemson
  • #2 Alabama
  • #3 Oklahoma
  • #4 Georgia
  • #5 Florida
  • #7 Notre Dame
  • #12 North Carolina
  • #17 Miami
  • #18 Louisville
  • #20 Virginia Tech
  • #25 Pitt
  • RV
  • #28 Georgia Tech
  • #30 Virginia
  • #42 Florida State

Plenty of great games coming up this week. The one game we’ll be keeping a close eye on is No. 17 Miami travelling to No. 18 Louisville. They’ve got a game out of the way, they’ve got tape on each other and both teams have explosive offenses. The difference maker will be defense.


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