Jeff Fischel's ACC Power Poll: Week of October 27, 2014

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SCHOOL (Record)
1. --- | Last: #1

Florida State (4-0 ACC | 7-0 overall)
Last: BYE | Next: 10/30 @ Louisville Jeff's Take: I asked experts to weigh in on who wins Thursday night. Check out the predictions from my fortune tellers: Ira Schoffel, Mark Ennis, Howie Lindsey and Jeff Greer.

2. --- | Last: #2

Clemson (5-1 ACC | 6-2 overall)
Last: W 16-6 vs. Syracuse | Next: BYE Jeff's Take: The Tigers walked the tightrope again without Deshaun Watson. Since he went down, they’re 3-0, but haven’t won by more than 10 points.

3. --- | Last: #3

Louisville (4-2 ACC | 6-2 overall)
Last: BYE | Next: 10/30 vs. Florida State Jeff's Take: I mentioned the experts’ predictions above for Thursday night. Rick Pitino cast his vote as well.

4. --- | Last: #4

Duke (2-1 ACC | 6-1 overall)
Last: BYE | Next: 11/1 @ Pitt Jeff's Take: The Blue Devils are back in the Top 25. Speaking of 2013 flashbacks, maybe this team can also make it rain.

5. 2 | Last: #7

Georgia Tech (3-2 ACC | 6-2 overall)
Last: W 56-28 vs. Pitt | Next: 11/1 vs. Virginia Jeff's Take: Pitt fumbled.. and fumbled.. and fumbled. 5 times in the 1st quarter! It was, as Cousin Eddie would say, the gift that kept on giving for Georgia Tech.

6. 2 | Last: #8

Miami (2-2 ACC | 5-3 overall)
Last: W 30-6 vs. Virginia Tech | Next: 11/1 vs. North Carolina Jeff's Take: Duke Johnson 249 yards. Gus Edwards 115 yards. They didn’t even need third-wheel Joseph Yearby vs Virginia Tech. And watch out for those third wheels in a Hurricane.

7. 4 | Last: #11

Boston College (2-2 ACC | 5-3 overall)
Last: W 23-17 vs. Wake Forest | Next: 11/1 @ Virginia Tech Jeff's Take: True freshman Jon Hilliman is becoming a focal point in the running game. You could see signs of greatness in high school.

8. 2 | Last: #10

North Carolina (2-2 ACC | 4-4 overall)
Last: W 28-27 vs. Virginia | Next: 11/1 @ Miami Jeff's Take: I know Fedora likes to quote Drake when he sees his team turning things around. But like Drizzy, I have trust issues with this team.

9. 4 | Last: #5

Virginia (2-2 ACC | 4-4 overall)
Last: L 28-27 vs. North Carolina | Next: 11/1 @ Georgia Tech Jeff's Take: The Hoos’ start to the season was a feel-good story that was just what the doctor ordered. But now they’re 4-4 with 4 tough games left.

10. 4 | Last: #6

Pitt (2-2 ACC | 4-4 overall)
Last: L 56-28 vs. Georgia Tech | Next: 11/1 vs. Duke Jeff's Take: I’ve already made jokes about all of the time Pitt has spent at no.10 in the poll this season. Now, the Panthers are back. I can’t explain that performance Saturday.

11. 2 | Last: #9

Virginia Tech (1-3 ACC | 4-4 overall)
Last: L 30-6 vs. Miami | Next: 11/1 vs. Boston College Jeff's Take: The Hokies have lost 3 at home for the first time since this was the most popular song of the year. Appropriate, huh? By the way.. gotta love no. 2 on that 1992 list. Nicki Minaj sure does.

12. --- | Last: #12

NC State (0-4 ACC | 4-4 overall)
Last: BYE | Next: 11/1 @ Syracuse Jeff's Take: Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and North Carolina. That’s what’s left for State. Doeren has to find a conference win in there somewhere, right? 2 wins get him a bowl game.

13. --- | Last: #13

Syracuse (1-3 ACC | 3-5 overall)
Last:L 16-6 vs. Clemson | Next: 11/1 vs. NC State Jeff's Take: Freshman kicker Cole Murphy found out what Death Valley was all about. It’s a tough road to 6 wins for the Orange, especially without Terrel Hunt for a while longer.s

14. --- | Last: #14

Wake Forest (0-4 ACC | 2-6 overall)
Last: L 23-17 vs. Boston College | Next: BYE Jeff's Take: The Deacs are 1 loss away from being eliminated from any bowl hopes. Cue the Deacon Blues.

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