Jeff Fischel's ACC Power Poll: Week of November 24, 2014

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

Florida State (8-0 ACC | 11-0 overall)
Last: W 20-17 vs. Boston College | Next: 11/29 vs. Florida Jeff's Take: You can keep your Real Housewives and Kardashians and whatever “reality” show gets ratings and rots brain cells. FSU football is the best reality show on TV. There are moments like this. There’s always a great finish. And it’s...you know...real.

2. --- | Last: #2

Georgia Tech (6-2 ACC | 9-2 overall)
Last: BYE | Next: 11/29 @ Georgia Jeff's Take: Now we know: Georgia Tech vs FSU in the ACC title game. Should be awesome. But first: Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate. UGA allows 4 yards/carry & 156/game. Paul Johnson’s response? Pfft. 5 yards/carry and 300 total = Yellow Jackets win

3. --- | Last: #3

Louisville (5-3 ACC | 8-3 overall)
Last: W 31-28 vs. Notre Dame | Next: 11/29 vs. Kentucky Jeff's Take: Inside the ACC bubble, this is our first good look at the Bluegrass State rivalry. Petrino was 4-0 the first time he was at Louisville, beating the Cats by 20 points/game. Are Kentucky fans like this?

4. 1 | Last: #5

Clemson (6-2 ACC | 8-3 overall)
Last: W 28-0 vs. Georgia State | Next: 11/29 vs. South Carolina Jeff's Take: Dabo did a pretty good job at being very honest while also shrugging off any Florida rumors. Honestly, I can sum up my Clemson-South Carolina breakdown in 2 words: Deshaun Watson. If he plays for 4 quarters, Tigers win.

5. 2 | Last: #7

Boston College (3-4 ACC | 6-5 overall)
Last: L 20-17 vs. Florida State | Next: 11/29 vs. Syraucse Jeff's Take: BC moves up after a last-second loss to the Noles. The Eagles executed their game plan perfectly, but they were lefting feeling like Maxwell Smart.

6. 2 | Last: #4

Miami (3-4 ACC | 6-5 overall)
Last: L 30-13 vs. Virginia | Next: 11/29 vs. Pitt Jeff's Take: And that’s what we call a disaster. Just when the Canes thought they were becoming an ACC elite, the sky falls.

7. 1 | Last: #8

North Carolina (4-3 ACC | 6-5 overall)
Last: W 45-20 vs. Duke | Next: 11/29 vs. NC State Jeff's Take: Well, hello there again, turn-around Tar Heels. No team loves the 2nd half of the season like UNC. Let’s all watch them scoop & score.

8. 2 | Last: #6

Duke (4-3 ACC | 8-3 overall)
Last: L 45-20 vs. North Carolina | Next: 11/20 vs. Wake Forest Jeff's Take: Duke really just needed to beat Virginia Tech or North Carolina to be in position to win the Coastal, but couldn’t beat either. Blue Devils fans disapprove.

9. 3 | Last: #12

Virginia (3-4 ACC | 5-6 overall)
Last: W 30-13 vs. Miami | Next: 11/28 @ Virginia Tech Jeff's Take: When you have a receiver make a catch like this.. and a fan go all out like this… you deserve to celebrate. Beat VT, you are bowl eligible.

10. --- | Last: #10

NC State (2-5 ACC | 6-5 overall)
Last: BYE | Next: 11/29 @ North Carolina Jeff's Take: I know Wolfpack fans are starting to get distracted, but don’t do it! This would be the first NC State win over UNC since 2011.

11. --- | Last: #11

Pitt (3-4 ACC | 5-6 overall)
Last: W 30-7 vs. Syracuse | Next: 11/29 @ Miami Jeff's Take: Tyler Boyd is the most dangerous Panther in the open field since Larry Fitzgerald. (But not the most dangerous Panther ever.) They’re the only 2 WRs in Pitt history with multiple 1,000-yard seasons.

12. 1 | Last: #13

Syracuse (1-6 ACC | 3-8 overall)
Last: L 30-7 vs. Pitt | Next: 11/29 @ Boston College Jeff's Take: I could preview the Orange’s season finale vs BC, but I’m going to let head coach Scott Shafer do it for me.

12. 3 | Last: #9

Virginia Tech (2-5 ACC | 5-6 overall)
Last: L 6-3 vs. Wake Forest | Next: 11/28 vs. Virginia Jeff's Take: This team has lost 4 of 5 now. But that 1 win was against Duke. And how can we forget the win over Ohio State? What a strange team.

12. 2 | Last: #14

Wake Forest (1-6 ACC | 3-8 overall)
Last: W 6-3 vs. Virginia Tech | Next: 11/29 @ Duke Jeff's Take: Congrats to Dave Clawson and the Demon Deacons. It’s always great when hard work is rewarded.

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