Underdog Rebellion

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The ‘Underdog Rebellion’ is sweeping the ranks of ACC football. There have been many battles won but can they win the war? Imagine, if you will a champion arising from the Coastal Division of the conference laying siege to the football dynasty. There can only be one keeper of the castle and the ACC Football Championship will determine the final victor.

This has truly been the season of the underdog in the conference. Among the top teams in this week’s Power Poll are Syracuse, Boston College, Virginia and Pitt. The Panthers stand a good chance of being the team that storms the castle. The final battle in which the leader of the rebellion attempts to usurp the leader of the dynasty.

There has been and will be lots of talk of how teams such as Miami, Virginia Tech and Florida State fell from grace this season. Plenty more of how others have risen.

When it comes to coaches there will be talk of how one coach pushed his team into playoff contention in a must deliver season. There will continue to be chatter about how one fell before the war ended.

Be sure to listen to this week’s episode (Surprise, Surprise, Surpriseof ACC Nation Podcast to keep updated on ACC sports.

Underdog Rebellion – ACC Nation Power Poll

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#1#1
#2#2
#3#5
#4#3
#5#6
#T6#T8
#T6#4
#8#7
#9#10
#10#T8
#11#11
#12#13
#13#12
#14#14
#15#15

The teams that are rising in the Power Poll –

  • Syracuse
  • Virginia
  • Pitt
  • Georgia Tech
  • Wake Forest

The next College Football Playoff Committee Top 25 is due out today (Tuesday, November 13) at 8:15pm ET. This poll will present a better picture of where teams may well be headed for post season bowl action. Those polished resumes, especially among the ‘underdogs’ are turning heads among decision makers.

The Change Makers

The outcome of these games have the potential to significantly impact rankings in next week’s Power Poll.

  • Miami @ Virginia Tech – Look for a pride factor to take over in this game. Emotions will be high
  • Pitt @ Wake Forest – The Panthers are on a roll. Take your eyes off the prize and concentrate on a juiced up Demon Deacons offense that were no slouches on defense last week. *Underdog battle
  • Syracuse vs Notre Dame – Playing in the Bronx at Yankee Stadium. This could be a shoot out. A good showing by the Irish locks them in to a playoff position. A good showing by Syracuse could mean top 10 or better.
  • Virginia @ Georgia Tech – The Yellow Jackets are on the upswing and at home. A tough road game for the Cavaliers. Which defense will shut down the other’s offense? *Underdog battle

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