Seriously, the ACC is maybe 7th in your conference power rankings right now. They just look pathetic week in and week out. Virginia Tech is the top team by default. Miami looks like they can be slowed down. Florida State is the perfect example of the ACC, they can defeat BYU on the road big, but nearly lose to Jacksonville State and then lose to South Florida without their star quarterback. Georgia Tech looks like their option has been figured out. Clemson is Clemson, Dabo Swinney or Bowden, it doesn't matter. UNC has no offense and can't seem to get Greg Little the ball enough. I don't know what to think of both Boston College and Wake Forest, neither are impressive. NC State has yet to play a road game, but are 3-1. I guess Russell Wilson is starting to play well, and South Carolina's defense shut down Ole Miss, so it is more impressive now. Then there is Duke, Maryland and UVA, and so far only Duke has a win against an FBS school.
This conference is mired in a stretch of mediocrity, and somehow Virginia Tech keeps rising to the top. You can't honestly say Virginia Tech has looked great in any of their games (i'm not including the Marshall beatdown), but they found ways to win, and I guess that's all that matters. The conference has had some ups and downs in recruiting since the season started. Maryland has lost a lot of local talent to the likes of Penn State, Pittsburgh and Rutgers recently, but Virginia Tech did just get a big commitment from the #6 S Nick Dew.
Early Weekend Preview:
Clemson at Maryland - Clemson comes to College Park, and should be the heavy favorite.
#6 Virginia Tech at Duke - Pretty brutal early schedule for the Hokies, Duke is a nice break.
Virginia at North Carolina - UVA will be 0-4, count on it.
Florida State at Boston College - Interesting to see if Boston College is for real this year.
NC State at Wake Forest - This features the #2 and 3 QB's in the ACC statistically, I'd take NCSU.
#25 Georgia Tech at Mississippi State - MSU has a great defense, not sure if it's ready for the Triple Option.
#8 Oklahoma at #17 Miami (Fl.) - Could be game of the week if Sam Bradford is back.
1. QB Colt McCoy, Texas - 71% Comp. 1145 yds, 9 TD/5 INT, 61 rush yd 1 TD
2. QB Case Keenum, Houston - 69.4% Comp, 1160 yds, 8 TD/2 INT, 43 rush yd 3 TD
3. QB Tim Tebow, Florida - 64.7% Comp, 643 yds, 6 TD/1 INT, 271 rush yd 5 TD
4. QB Tony Pike, Cincinnati - 70.5% Comp, 1223 yds, 11 TD/2 INT, 38 rush yd 2 TD
5. QB Jimmy Claussen, Notre Dame - 65.8% Comp, 1122 yds, 10 TD/1 INT
Jahvid Best, RB Cal, fell off the face of the planet this week against Oregon as he was completely shut down. He still has to be in consideration, but he has some ground to make up. Kansas QB Todd Reesing is quitely putting up great stats again in Lawrence. Georgia WR A.J. Green has been impressive averaging 107 ypg and has 4 TD's so far. So long Jonathan Dwyer, Max Hall and Jacory Harris, you have a ton of work to do to get back in the race