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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 (6-0)
Last: W 38-20 vs. Syracuse | Next: 10/18 vs. Notre Dame Jeff's Take: The streak is now 22. Lesson for future opponents: If your game plan is take away the big play, Jameis will gladly take what you give him--30 of 36 for 317 yards vs Syracuse.
Last: W 23-17 vs. Louisville | Next: 10/18 @ Boston College Jeff's Take: You just hate seeing the most exciting new player in the conference go down with an injury. Cole Stoudt now has a month to prove he can keep the Tigers offense purring.
Last: BYE | Next: 10/18 @ Duke Jeff's Take: Virginia vs Duke this Saturday. Who thought before the season the Hoos would be all alone in first in the Coastal? 5 years ago, who’d have thought Duke would be a defending Coastal champ? Crazy!
Last: W 31-25 vs. Georgia Tech | Next: 10/18 vs. Virginia Jeff's Take: Did David Cutcliffe intentionally throw a little shade Paul Johnson’s way? Either way, he gets the last laugh with the W. Huge game Saturday. I hope Wallace Wade is full.
Virginia Tech (4-2)
Last: BYE | Next: 10/16 @ Pitt Jeff's Take: Virginia Tech-Pitt was one of my pre-season picks for biggest ACC games this season. It’s big, but not AS big. I expected the 2 teams to both be 5-1.
Last: L 23-17 vs. Clemson | Next: 10/18 vs. NC State Jeff's Take: So many “what ifs” for UofL in that loss to Clemson. Those kinds of losses are always painful. But this "if" is always worth another look.
Boston College (4-2)
Last: W 30-14 vs. NC State | Next: 10/18 vs. Clemson Jeff's Take: How many wins is toughness worth? BC is showing how important it is. Addazio knows how much it means.
Last: W 55-34 vs. Cincinnati | Next: BYE Jeff's Take: Was it a Brad Kaaya breakout vs Cincy? Or just too easy against an outmanned opponent? We should know quickly next Thursday against Bud Foster’s defense.
Last: BYE | Next: 10/16 vs. Virginia Tech Jeff's Take: The Panthers are 10 for a 3rd straight week. I’d like to say a perfect 10, but that’s not quite right.
North Carolina (2-4)
Last: L 50-43 vs. Notre Dame | Next: 10/18 vs. Georgia Tech Jeff's Take: For the first time all season, the Tar Heels move up in my power poll. Yes, they gave up 50 again, but at least you felt like they put up a great fight against a top 5 team.
Last: L 38-20 vs. Florida State | Next: 10/18 @ Wake Forest Jeff's Take: Plenty of ups and down from the QBs Saturday trying to fill Terrel Hunt’s shoes. Wake is basically a must-win game for the Orange’s bowl-game hopes.
Wake Forest (2-4)
Last: BYE | Next: 10/18 vs. Syracuse Jeff's Take: Well, Syracuse vs Wake Forest should offer some power poll clarity down here.