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ACC Power Rankings: Week 2

1. Clemson Tigers: 1-0 (0-0)
The Tigers’ offense left a lot to be desired in Clemson’s 19-13 victory over Auburn this past Saturday, but Clemson still got the job done and is still the team to beat in the ACC.
2. Florida State Seminoles: 1-0 (0-0)
With an impressive second-half turnaround, the Seminoles topped #11 Ole Miss on a neutral field to start the season. Holding Ole Miss to only six points after the half, FSU finished strong.
3. Louisville Cardinals: 1-0 (0-0)
The Cardinals dominated Charlotte to start off 1-0, dropping 70 points. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is primed to wreak havoc this season.
4. Miami Hurricanes: 1-0 (0-0)
Like Louisville, Miami dropped 70 points in its opening win. Defeating Florida A&M, the ‘Canes looked solid.
5. North Carolina Tar Heels: 0-1 (0-0)
Although UNC fell short against UGA, the Tar Heels put up a valiant fight in the neutral field battle against the higher-ranked Bulldogs. Therefore, it was definitely not a bad loss. UNC will still compete for the ACC Coastal title.
6. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: 1-0 (1-0)
It took a late score for Georgia Tech to defeat Boston College in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday. Playing overseas for the first game of the season is likely very tough, so the Yellow Jackets’ close call is understandable.
7. Pittsburgh Panthers: 1-0 (0-0)
Running back James Conner was back with bells on in Saturday’s Pitt victory over Villanova, scoring a rushing touchdown. Pitt played fairly well.
8. Virginia Tech Hokies: 1-0 (0-0)
New starting quarterback Jerod Evans looked great in the Hokies’ 23-point win against Liberty, throwing four touchdowns for Virginia Tech.
9. North Carolina State Wolfpack: 1-0 (0-0)
Veteran running back Matthew Dayes ran wild for the Wolfpack in their 48-14 blowout victory over William & Mary, accruing 138 yards on the ground.
10. Duke Blue Devils: 1-0 (0-0)
Duke’s offense fared well in the Blue Devils’ 49-6 shellacking of the North Carolina Central Eagles. Quarterback Daniel Jones played well in his first career start.
11. Syracuse Orange: 1-0 (0-0)
Syracuse trounced Colgate 33-7 last Friday. Quarterback Eric Dungey was phenomenal.
12. Wake Forest Demon Deacons: 1-0 (0-0)
Wake Forest squeaked out a 7-3 opening win versus Tulane. The Demon Deacons’ defense was stellar, but the offense struggled mightily.
13. Boston College Eagles: 0-1 (0-1)
The Eagles nearly upset the Yellow Jackets in Dublin. Offense was hard to come by for both teams.
14. Virginia Cavaliers: 0-1 (0-0)
Virginia lost by 17 to FCS opponent Richmond at home on Saturday, a bad way to start what will likely be a difficult season for the Cavs.

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