Jeff Fischel's ACC Power Poll: Week of October 13, 2014

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

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.

2. --- | Last: #2

Clemson (4-2)
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.

3. 1 | Last: #4

Virginia (4-2)
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!

4. 4 | Last: #8

Duke (5-1)
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.

5. 1 | Last: #6

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.

6. 1 | Last: #5

Louisville (5-2)
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.

7. 4 | Last: #3

Georgia Tech (5-1)
Last: L 31-25 vs. Duke | Next: 10/18 @ North Carolina Jeff's Take: Dear fans, it’s ok to use me to vent right after a disappointing loss. But regroup and believe in your team.

8. 1 | Last: #9

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.

9. 2 | Last: #11

Miami (4-3)
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.

10. --- | Last: #10

Pitt (3-3)
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.

11. 4 | Last: #7

NC State (4-3)
Last: L 30-14 vs. Boston College | Next: 10/18 @ Louisville Jeff's Take: The Pack came up short against BC despite some big hits. And NC State will now be short-handed against Louisville.

12. 2 | Last: #14

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.

13. 1 | Last: #12

Syracuse (2-4)
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.

14. 1 | Last: #13

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.

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