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The ACC Power Poll is compiled each week by ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel. Give Jeff your feedback via Twitter (@JeffFischel)!
Last: W 47-13 vs. Tulane | Next: 9/27 @ Miami Jeff's Take: The Blue Devils are 4-0 and have outscored opponents 174-46. (It doesn’t hurt when you get help like this.) Those opponents are 4-10. The game vs Miami will tell us a lot about both teams.
Last: L 24-20 vs. Iowa | Next: 9/27 vs. Akron Jeff's Take: Voytik got the ball to Boyd. Conner ran over a tough Iowa D. But the Panthers still lost. Chryst is probably scratching his head a bit. This Ferentz tattoo, though…
Boston College (3-1)
Last: W 40-10 vs. Maine | Next: 9/27 vs. Colorado State Jeff's Take: Maximize your talent. Addazio is doing it with an offensive game plan that relies on sophisticated, tough O-Line play and Murphy’s incredible play fakes.
Last: W 34-3 vs. FIU | Next: 9/27 vs. Wake Forest Jeff's Take: James Quick did his best vs FIU to make Cards fans forget Devante Parker is still out. But there’s no ignoring the O-line struggles. That said, I expect this team to be 5-1 when it meets Clemson.
Georgia Tech (4-0)
Last: W 27-24 vs. VT | Next: 9/27 BYE Jeff's Take: The big mover of the week in the power poll. Justin Thomas has to be in the discussion for ACC Player of the Year right now with Winston, Conner & Murphy.
NC State (4-0)
Last: W 42-0 vs. Presbyterian | Next: 9/27 vs. Florida State Jeff's Take: And maybe Brissett will join the POY debate, too, if the Pack can upset Florida State again. #WPN has done it 7 times in 16 years: 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2012.
Virginia Tech (2-2)
Last: L 27-24 vs. GT | Next: 9/27 vs. Western Michigan Jeff's Take: Michael Brewer made the play of the game, but otherwise, he left a lot of questions about his ability to be a game manager. That’s all this team needs to be a Coastal contender, but if he can’t do it...
Last: L 41-31 vs. Nebraska | Next: 9/27 vs. Duke Jeff's Take: Losing in Lincoln to a Top 25 Nebraska team isn’t a bad thing. But allowing Abdullah more than 200 yards rushing makes me wonder how much that defense has really improved.
North Carolina (2-1)
Last: L 70-41 vs. ECU | Next: 9/27 @ Clemson Jeff's Take: Canes fans, your defense could be worse. See UNC. Ooof. One fan suggests Young Gunz’ “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” for the theme song of Saturday’s disaster.
Last: L 34-20 vs. Maryland | Next: 9/27 vs. Notre Dame Jeff's Take: Terrel Hunt and the offense had its chances. In fact, I’m not sure how they lost. 589 yards of offense and only 20 points?
Wake Forest (2-2)
Last: W 24-21 vs. Army | Next: 9/27 @ Louisville Jeff's Take: Congrats to Clawson & Co. for pulling out a tough win, and overcoming the best flop of the year so far. We’ll see this Saturday how much the OOC slate has helped this team grow.