Week 8 Giftastic ACC Football Power Rankings


NC State stayed at home and worked on how to lose to Notre Dame, Wake Forest couldn’t handle Georgia Tech, and Duke couldn’t get out of their own way against Pitt. And UNC…my god, where to start? Here are the Week 8 Giftastic ACC Football Power Rankings!

1. NC State

State didn’t play this week so they didn’t have an opportunity to lose nor did they have the chance to look less than impressive in victory. How do they respond to being in this position?

nc state

2. Virginia Tech
W vs UNC

So, you beat UNC. Big whoop. However, it’s the first time all year you really looked dominant. But it was against UNC. I’m so conflicted about you, Hokies!


3. Miami
W vs Syracuse

Look, there’s something to be said about being undefeated. There’s also something to say about being wholly unimpressive in this victories. Keep playing with fire…


4. Clemson

Yellow Jackets up this week after you guys had a week to recuperate. Will Bryant be good to go? Can Clemson stop GT’s ground attack?


5. Georgia Tech
W vs Wake Forest

Held Wake Forest without a touchdown in the second half and really just beat them into submission on the ground. Just ran those dudes over.

georgia tech

6. Boston College
W vs Virginia

None of this makes sense anymore. You put up 45 on Louisville and now 41 on Virginia. Is your offense legit? Is this bizarro world?

boston college

7. Louisville
W vs FSU

A big win to get back on the right side of things, but FSU is not terribly good this year. Lamar Jackson remains a freak show, though.


8. Florida State
L vs Louisville

Hey, everyone loses to Louisville on occasion. Just not this Louisville team. This Louisville team is not good. And you came up just short.

florida state

9. Syracuse
L vs Miami

I hate to put you this high, but your offense keeps you in the game where your defense fails you.


10. Wake Forest
L vs Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech ran for over 400 yards. Go sit down and collect yourself.

wake forest

11. Pitt
W vs Duke

Hey! There’s a victory!


12. Virginia
L vs Boston College

How in the damned world did you get beat by Boston College by 31 points?


13. Duke
L vs Pitt



14. North Carolina
L vs Virginia Tech