Jeff Fischel's ACC Power Poll: Week of November 3, 2014

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1. --- | Last: #1

Florida State (5-0 ACC | 8-0 overall)
Last: W 42-31 vs. Louisville | Next: 11/8 vs. Virginia Jeff's Take: Much like these, you can interpret FSU’s close calls several different ways. For me, I think it probably means they’re a very good but not great team..with an unflappable QB.

2. --- | Last: #2

Clemson (5-1 ACC | 6-2 overall)
Last: BYE | Next: 11/6 @ Wake Forest Jeff's Take: The great news is that Deshaun Watson is back practicing. He’s so good, he could pull this off. As an ACC fan, I hope to see him 100% and ready to go vs Georgia Tech.

3. --- | Last: #3

Louisville (4-3 ACC | 6-3 overall)
Last: L 42-31 vs. Florida State | Next: 11/8 @ Boston College Jeff's Take: I’ll shout this to the world: You shouldn’t be punished for playing well but losing to the no. 1 team. So no, the Cards don’t drop.

4. --- | Last: #4

Duke (3-1 ACC | 7-1 overall)
Last: W 51-48 vs. Pitt | Next: 11/8 @ Syracuse Jeff's Take: So, it’s time to start wondering: What if Duke goes 11-1 and beats Florida St. in the ACC title game? Should Duke be in the CFP? Discuss...

5. --- | Last: #5

Georgia Tech (4-2 ACC | 7-2 overall)
Last: W 35-10 vs. Virginia | Next: 11/8 @ NC State Jeff's Take: The Yellow Jackets celebrated Halloween weekend with a dominant performance versus Virginia. And that wrapped up Paul Johnson’s Halloween fun, apparently.

6. --- | Last: #6

Miami (3-2 ACC | 6-3 overall)
Last: W 47-20 vs. North Carolina | Next: BYE Jeff's Take: The Duke of Coral Gables is finally getting some well-deserved Heisman hype. Some other popular Dukes: These guys. And this guy.

7. --- | Last: #7

Boston College (3-2 ACC | 6-3 overall)
Last: W 33-31 vs. Virginia Tech | Next: 11/8 vs. Louisville Jeff's Take: Andre Williams and his 2,000 yards? Gone. 4-year starting QB Chase Rettig? Gone. Tyler Murphy is doing both jobs.. and deserves to be in the ACC POY discussion.

8. 2 | Last: #10

Pitt (2-3 ACC | 4-5 overall)
Last: L 51-48 vs. Duke | Next: BYE Jeff's Take: Yes, your kicker missed an easy FG to win it. But he never should have been at the right hash. That’s what should have Pitt fans doing this.

9. 1 | Last: #8

North Carolina (2-3 ACC | 4-5 overall)
Last: L 47-20 vs. Miami | Next: BYE Jeff's Take: Look. There’s only 1 school from a Power 5 conference allowing more yards per game than the Tar Heels. It’s rather amazing they’re 4-5.

10. 1 | Last: #9

Virginia (2-3 ACC | 4-5 overall)
Last: L 35-10 vs. Georgia Tech | Next: 11/8 @ Florida State Jeff's Take: After 3 straight losses, the Cavs need 2 wins in their final 3 games to be bowl eligible. At Florida State. Home vs Miami. At Virginia Tech. It won’t be easy.

11. 1 | Last: #12

NC State (1-4 ACC | 5-4 overall)
Last: W 24-17 vs. Syracuse | Next: 11/8 vs. Georgia Tech Jeff's Take: Dave Doeren gets his first ACC win thanks to the Pharoah. 1 more win and the Pack is headed to a bowl game!

12. 1 | Last: #11

Virginia Tech (1-4 ACC | 4-5 overall)
Last: L 33-31 vs. Boston College | Next: BYE Jeff's Take: The computers still like this team. No. 31 in the nation? I don’t think so. The injuries have piled up, and the offense hasn’t progressed.

13. --- | Last: #13

Syracuse (1-4 ACC | 3-6 overall)
Last:L 24-17 vs. NC State | Next: 11/8 vs. Duke Jeff's Take: I suppose Duke, Pitt and BC are all winnable games. At least the offense took a step forward vs NC State after being held out of the red zone for way too long.

14. --- | Last: #14

Wake Forest (0-4 ACC | 2-6 overall)
Last: BYE | Next: 11/6 vs. Clemson Jeff's Take: Wake gets a shot at some national attention Thursday night against Clemson. Clawson will have this team in the right mindset to perform.

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