Jeff Fischel's ACC Power Poll: Week of Oct 19, 2015

The ACC Power Poll is compiled each week by ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel. Give Jeff your feedback via Twitter (@JeffFischel)!

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CLEMSON (3-0 ACC | 6-0 OVERALL)

JEFF'S TAKE: Deshaun Watson threw 2 INTs in the 1st half vs BC--the first time in his Clemson career that he's thrown 2 picks in 1 half. And yet, he ended up with over 400 yards passing. I can't wait until he has that perfect game. Imagine what that'll be like.

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FLORIDA STATE (4-0 ACC | 6-0 OVERALL)

JEFF'S TAKE: With Dalvin Cook playing--and dominating--on 1 hamstring, and Georgia Tech and Syracuse the next 2 weeks, would Jimbo feel so confident that he'd give Cook a week off to make sure his bell cow is ready for Clemson?

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PITT (3-0 ACC | 5-1 OVERALL)

JEFF'S TAKE: I refrained from any obvious, "He didn't blow it" jokes on Blewitt's 56-yard game-winning FG. You're welcome. This team is 5-1.. and that only loss came on a 57-yard game-winning FG. And I thought the new math says you don't live and die with FGs.

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NORTH CAROLINA (2-0 ACC | 5-1 OVERALL)

JEFF'S TAKE: One little nitpick from Saturday's game: Feed Elijah Hood. Give him the the ball more. No one asked me to offer the Tar Heels some advice, but there it is.

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DUKE (2-0 ACC | 5-1 OVERALL)

JEFF'S TAKE: I love the Duke schedule. The Blue Devils have 5 straight games coming up against Coastal Division rivals.

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MIAMI (1-1 ACC | 4-2 OVERALL)

JEFF'S TAKE: There were some moments Saturday vs Virginia Tech when you saw Brad Kaaya in complete control.. showing poise and making wonderful decisions. That is what makes me feel like this season could still end well for the []_[].

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LOUISVILLE (1-2 ACC | 2-4 OVERALL)

JEFF'S TAKE: I'm on record predicting the Cards win all of their remaining games. 5-1 is probably more realistic. Either way, UofL will start feeling much better about its season starting now.

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VIRGINIA TECH (1-2 ACC | 3-4 OVERALL)

JEFF'S TAKE: The Hokies' defense allowed nearly 300 yards in the first half to Miami. Yes, it was much better in the 2nd half, but it's still a sign that this team isn't what we expected before the season.

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NC STATE (0-2 ACC | 4-2 OVERALL)

JEFF'S TAKE: How do you move up 4 places during a bye? Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Syracuse and BC all disappointed me in 1 way or another.. so they all drop.

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GEORGIA TECH (0-4 ACC | 2-5 OVERALL)

JEFF'S TAKE: So, the Yellow Jackets have lost 5 straight, and are 2-5 with games left against FSU, Miami, Virginia Tech and Georgia. We all had them as the Coastal Division favorites. They could go 3-9.

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VIRGINIA (1-1 ACC | 2-4 OVERALL)

JEFF'S TAKE: Virginia > Syracuse > Wake Forest > Boston College.
It all makes sense... until next week.

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SYRACUSE (1-1 ACC | 3-3 OVERALL)

JEFF'S TAKE: A disappointing loss for sure. I won't try to talk you out of that, Cuse fans. But, Eric Dungey is the completely unexpected pleasant surprise of the ACC, right? And someone up there in Syracuse send me a pic of your Riley Dixon for Heisman Halloween costume.

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WAKE FOREST (1-3 ACC | 3-4 OVERALL)

JEFF'S TAKE: John Wolford looked much more comfortable against North Carolina--like he looked before the ankle injury. The defense allowed too much of everything.

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BOSTON COLLEGE (0-4 ACC | 3-4 OVERALL)

JEFF'S TAKE: Seems like a good time to apologize for sub-par Power Poll writing by yours truly. I rushed through it a bit this week because my wife and I are celebrating our anniversary. I'll be back on Saturday and we can debate 1-14 all you want @jefffischel on Twitter and here on Facebook.

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