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The ACC Power Poll is compiled each week by ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel. Give Jeff your feedback via Twitter (@JeffFischel)!
Florida State (4-0)
Last: W 56-41 vs. NC State | Next: 10/4 vs. Wake Forest Jeff's Take: Jameis Winston returns and the Noles score 56 points for a 20th straight win. But it wasn’t easy, so maybe Niles Lawrence-Stample was the team’s MVP before a season-ending injury.
Last: W 50-35 vs. North Carolina | Next: 10/4 vs. NC State Jeff's Take: True freshman Deshaun Watson, in his first college start, sets a school record with 6 touchdown passes. Makes me want to throw my hands in the air and wave ‘em like I just don’t care.
Last: W 45-13 vs. Kent State | Next: 10/4 vs. Pitt Jeff's Take: Next 4 games against Coastal rivals: Pitt, Duke, UNC and Georgia Tech. Would it surprise you if the Cavs win all 4? Not me.
NC State (4-1)
Last: L 56-41 vs. Florida State | Next: 10/4 @ Clemson Jeff's Take: The #BigMover this week. Did you watch the Power Poll? Now you know how much of a mancrush I have on him after his performance vs FSU. So does Jimbo.
Georgia Tech (4-0)
Last: BYE | Next: 10/4 vs. Miami Jeff's Take: Move up 3 on a bye week? Sure. Perfect timing for the players to watch one of the Outkast shows down the street from campus. Florida State is the only other undefeated ACC team.
Virginia Tech (3-2)
Last: W 35-17 vs. Western Michigan | Next: 10/4 @ North Carolina Jeff's Take: Shai McKenzie had fought hard to bring his body back from a torn ACL. Now it happens again. Life just isn’t fair sometimes. Now, Marshawn Williams carries even more of the load.
Last: L 22-10 vs. Miami | Next: BYE Jeff's Take: No way to know when, or if, Anthony Boone shakes off his cold start. But the schedule is friendly, including a bye week this week allowing for extra prep time for Georgia Tech’s option.
Last: L 21-10 vs. Akron | Next: 10/4 @ Virginia Jeff's Take: Each year under Chryst, Pitt has had a very disappointing loss. Akron is the 2014 version. Unlike ’12 and ’13, I think this team can still finish the regular season better than 6-6.
Boston College (3-2)
Last: L 24-21 vs. Colorado State | Next: BYE Jeff's Take: Coach sound bites start to sound the same. But Addazio’s comments after the loss to Colorado State felt different. I know he’s hoping the players take them to heart.
Last: L 31-15 vs. Notre Dame | Next: 10/3 vs. Louisville Jeff's Take: The duality of the Syracuse defense: It created 5 turnovers. It also allowed over 500 yards and Everett Golson completed 25 straight passes.
North Carolina (2-2)
Last: L 50-35 vs. Clemson | Next: 10/4 vs Virginia Tech Jeff's Take: 120 points allowed in 2 weeks. The worst yards/game allowed of any Power 5 school. 15 penalties vs Clemson. A lot of work to do, but only 0-1 in the ACC. So the door is open.
Wake Forest (2-3)
Last: L 20-10 vs. Louisville | Next: 10/4 @ Florida State Jeff's Take: The Deacs put up a great fight against Louisville. Tylor Harris had himself a special game, including the rare strip and score. Tylor, you’re making other DEs jealous.