Jeff Fischel's ACC Power Poll: Week of November 10, 2014

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

Florida State (6-0 ACC | 9-0 overall)
Last: W 34-20 vs. Virginia | Next: 11/15 @ Miami Jeff's Take: Interesting divide developing. Human polls have FSU where you’d expect. However, the computers just aren’t impressed. In fact, 1 we know well is picking Miami.

2. --- | Last: #2

Clemson (6-1 ACC | 7-2 overall)
Last: W 34-20 vs. Wake Forest | Next: 11/15 @ Georgia Tech Jeff's Take: Deshaun Watson has an announcement to make, and he gets the chance to do it in a big game. Every poll is underrating this team because Watson’s been gone.

3. --- | Last: #3

Louisville (5-3 ACC | 7-3 overall)
Last: W 38-19 vs. Boston College | Next: BYE Jeff's Take: Once. Twice. Three times an I-N-T vs BC. Gerod Holliman now 1 shy of the all-time college record.

4. 1 | Last: #5

Georgia Tech (5-2 ACC | 8-2 overall)
Last: W 56-23 vs. NC State | Next: 11/15 vs. Clemson Jeff's Take: Justin Thomas moves into my top 5 ACC Player of the Year list as GT piles up 479 yards rushing vs NC State. As of today: Duke, Holliman, Conner, Jameis, JT.

5. 1 | Last: #4

Duke (4-1 ACC | 8-1 overall)
Last: W 27-10 vs. Syracuse | Next: 11/15 vs. Virginia Tech Jeff's Take: Yes, the Blue Devils drop a spot despite winning again and leading the Coastal. To see me taken to task for that, you have to watch the power poll!

6. --- | Last: #6

Miami (3-2 ACC | 6-3 overall)
Last: BYE | Next: 11/15 vs. Florida State Jeff's Take: Here’s your chance, Canes. Prove that you are as good as you’ve gotten me to believe over the past month. (Somehow, I’ve turned that game into being about me.)

7. --- | Last: #7

Boston College (3-3 ACC | 6-4 overall)
Last: L 38-19 vs. Louisville | Next: BYE Jeff's Take: We saw the limits of the passing game exposed by Louisville’s secondary. This team is still as smart & tough as any in the conference. But sometimes, better talent will trump that.

8. --- | Last: #8

Pitt (2-3 ACC | 4-5 overall)
Last: BYE | Next: 11/15 @ North Carolina Jeff's Take: More than a week has passed, and the Panthers still want an end-of-regulation vs Duke do-over. I’m not a country music guy, but this song probably sums up how Pitt feels.

9. --- | Last: #9

North Carolina (2-3 ACC | 4-5 overall)
Last: BYE | Next: 11/15 vs. Pitt Jeff's Take: It’s 8 vs 9 this week. That’s a long ride (maybe by monorail?) from what I expected 2 months ago. But it’s big for both teams’ bowl hopes.

10. --- | Last: #10

Virginia (2-4 ACC | 4-6 overall)
Last: L 34-20 vs. Florida State | Next: BYE Jeff's Take: From 4-2 to 4-6. 2 games left: at home vs Miami and at Virginia Tech. Your guess is as good as mine what the Cavs’ final record will be.

11. 1 | Last: #12

Virginia Tech (1-4 ACC | 4-5 overall)
Last: BYE | Next: 11/15 @ Duke Jeff's Take: Can someone show me how to make that shrug symbol on Twitter? I don’t know how and this is the perfect time to use it to describe the Hokies’ season.

12. 1 | Last: #11

NC State (1-5 ACC | 5-5 overall)
Last: L 56-23 vs. Georgia Tech | Next: 11/15 vs. Wake Forest Jeff's Take: Somehow the 12th-ranked team in the Power Poll has been in 4 of the most exciting plays of the year in the ACC: One. Two. Three. Four. Hey, I know someone who’s a fan.

13. --- | Last: #13

Syracuse (1-5 ACC | 3-7 overall)
Last:L 27-10 vs. Duke | Next: BYE Jeff's Take: The Orange’s bowl hopes are gone. Odds weren’t good even before Saturday’s loss. At least Cuse fans can get excited about hoops season & their coach’s new Twitter account.

14. --- | Last: #14

Wake Forest (0-5 ACC | 2-7 overall)
Last: L 34-20 vs. Clemson | Next: 11/15 @ NC State Jeff's Take: Not much to add at this point. I know college students well enough to know many of them in Winston-Salem are enjoying watching this again and again until basketball starts.

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