Jeff Fischel's ACC Power Poll: Week of November 17, 2014

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

Florida State (7-0 ACC | 10-0 overall)
Last: W 30-26 vs. Miami | Next: 11/22 vs. Boston College Jeff's Take: 4 2nd half comebacks this year! Seminoles, you play with fire. You’re probably giving some poor old alumni a nervous breakdown or 2.. or 19.

2. 2 | Last: #4

Georgia Tech (6-2 ACC | 9-2 overall)
Last: W 28-6 vs. Clemson | Next: BYE Jeff's Take: You thought Paul Johnson’s triple-option was finally past its prime, but it will not fade away. Maybe an Orange Bowl trip is down the line?

3. --- | Last: #3

Louisville (5-3 ACC | 7-3 overall)
Last: BYE | Next: 11/22 @ Notre Dame Jeff's Take: Proof you can’t always get what you want? It really looked like Will Gardner was settling in until he suffered the knee injury. It’s up to true freshman Reggie Bonnafon to get the offense started up.

4. 2 | Last: #6

Miami (3-3 ACC | 6-4 overall)
Last: L 30-26 vs. Florida State | Next: 11/22 @ Virginia Jeff's Take: I know you might think the loss to FSU could be soul-crushing, but no need for an emotional rescue. This team is getting better, and my pick to win the Coastal in ‘15.

5. 3 | Last: #2

Clemson (6-2 ACC | 7-3 overall)
Last: L 28-6 vs. Georgia Tech | Next: 11/22 vs. Georgia State Jeff's Take: When I saw Deshaun Watson go down, I said to myself, “It’s all over now.” If you’re a true college football fan, you have to be excited it’s not that bad.

6. 1 | Last: #5

Duke (4-2 ACC | 8-2 overall)
Last: L 17-16 vs. Virginia Tech | Next: 11/20 vs. North Carolina Jeff's Take: The Blue Devils didn’t play mistake-free football against Virginia Tech and it cost them. But you better move on, Dukies. You still control your Coastal destiny.

7. --- | Last: #7

Boston College (3-3 ACC | 6-4 overall)
Last: BYE | Next: 11/22 @ Florida State Jeff's Take: Tyler Murphy is going to have to be the Eagles’ beast of burden to beat no.1 FSU. BTW.. no.1 Stones song? Satisfaction. No.1 Stones album? Exile on Main St.

8. 1 | Last: #9

North Carolina (3-3 ACC | 5-5 overall)
Last: W 40-35 vs. Pitt | Next: 11/20 @ Duke Jeff's Take: After some dark clouds earlier this season, some light is starting to shine through like a rainbow. Marquise has been hot stuff.

9. 2 | Last: #11

Virginia Tech (2-4 ACC | 5-5 overall)
Last: W 17-16 vs. Duke | Next: 11/22 @ Wake Forest Jeff's Take: Like a little red rooster, those Hokie birds got to crow after pulling off another top 25 upset.. this time against Duke. 1 more win and Beamer extends his bowl streak.

10. 2 | Last: #12

NC State (2-5 ACC | 6-5 overall)
Last: W 42-13 vs. Wake Forest | Next: BYE Jeff's Take: Bryan Underwood was a crossfire hurricane for Wake Forest.. taking off for an electric 75-yard touchdown that has the Pack bowl eligible.

11. 2 | Last: #9

Pitt (2-4 ACC | 4-6 overall)
Last: L 40-35 vs. North Carolina | Next: 11/22 vs. Syracuse Jeff's Take: James Conner is doing incredible work. Tyler Boyd too. But they’re waiting on friends to help some more. Can’t wait too long. Pitt needs to win its last 2 to get into a bowl.

12. 2 | Last: #10

Virginia (2-4 ACC | 4-6 overall)
Last: BYE | Next: 11/22 vs. Miami Jeff's Take: I have mixed emotions about dropping UVA down to 12. This team is tough. And has gotten much better. But I still don’t see the offense doing nearly enough.

13. --- | Last: #13

Syracuse (1-5 ACC | 3-7 overall)
Last: BYE | Next: 11/22 @ Pitt Jeff's Take: The only way the Orange end this year happy is by beating Pitt and BC.

14. --- | Last: #14

Wake Forest (0-6 ACC | 2-8 overall)
Last: L 42-13 vs. NC State | Next: 11/22 vs. Virginia Tech Jeff's Take: There is a way the Deacs can finish the year with another win or 2. Otherwise, chalk it up to year 1 of a rebuild. With a freshman QB, time is on your side.

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