Ranking the ACC: Terps drop down the rankings

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

You all saw it coming, another loss sees the Terps tumble down the rankings.

We have a new number one, but Virginia continues to rule the bottom of the ranking. The rest is a mixed bag.

1. Florida State (2) -- 6-0 (4-0 in the ACC) -- Last Week: 51-14 win over Clemson

Wee Baby Jameis looks like a Heisman contender after his last two games, and a legit one at that. It seems like the Seminoles have a different leading receiver every week, whether it's one of there three stud receivers or Nick O'Leary at tight end. The defense shut down Tahj Boyd and the high-powered Clemson offense. FSU looks like a legit title contender now after this win. Just a dominating team right now.

Pummeled Maryland 63-0 on October 5th.

2. Clemson (1) -- 6-1 (4-1) -- LW: 51-14 loss to Florida State

Yikes. Not a good week for the Tigers. I thought them being a three-point underdog at home was bizarre, but the beating they took was ridiculous. Clemson still can make a BCS bowl as long as they don't lose again.

Clemson faces Maryland this Saturday at 3:30 on ESPN.

3. Miami (3) -- 6-0 (2-0) -- LW: 27-23 win over UNC

Not a convincing win at all, but not anything enough to drop them in the rankings. Miami still isn't out of the national championship picture, albeit a big longshot, but the team has done the only thing that really matters -- win.

4. Virginia Tech (4) -- 6-1 (3-0) -- LW: Bye

Virginia Tech still manages to hold on to the number four spot, although I guess no one else really did anything to challenge them. It's a hodge-podge of ugly after this.

Maryland heads to Lane Stadium on November 16th.

5. Pittsburgh (7) -- 4-2 (2-2) -- LW: 35-24 win over Old Dominion

I was tempted not to put Duke over Pitt again, but I just can't. The joke was fun for a week, but not two. Two weeks is too much. Isaac Bennett had a huge game for the Panthers with 30 carries for 240 yards and three touchdowns. That's one of the best individual rushing performances we've seen in the ACC this year.

6. Duke (6) -- 5-2 (1-2) -- LW: 35-22 win over Virginia

Duke just keeps on winning. The competition isn't strong, but like I said with Miami, they are winning. After a sluggish first half, the Blue Devils put on a second half show to knock off the Cavs.

7. Maryland (5) -- 5-2 (1-2) -- LW: 34-10 loss to Wake Forest

Well that happened. Just a disgusting loss. I'm really glad I didn't get to watch it live, instead I much rather enjoyed my girlfriend catching a bouquet at her best friend's wedding rather than watching the Terps lose both their starting receivers for the year. I'd gladly take that pain or pressure again.

8. Georgia Tech (8) -- 4-3 (3-2) -- LW: 56-0 win over Syracuse

Just when I was ready to give up all hope on the Yellow Jackets, they go and do something like this. Georgia Tech threw fives passes -- FIVE(!!!!) -- in their win over the Orange. They also had 14 different guys carry the ball. Just look at this picture from Saturday:

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9. Boston College (9) -- 3-3 (1-2) -- LW: Bye

Eagles just sat back and relaxed this week:

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Maryland hosts Boston College on November 23rd.

10. Wake Forest (11) -- 4-3 (2-2) -- LW: 34-10 win over Maryland

Wake Forest has now surprised back-to-back teams. The win over Maryland is obviously just stunning to all of us here.

Defeated Maryland 34-10.

11. Syracuse (10) -- 3-4 (1-2) -- LW: 56-0 loss to Georgia Tech

Not much to say about this game.

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Maryland hosts Syracuse on November 9th.

12. North Carolina State (12) -- 3-3 (0-3) -- LW: Bye

Florida State might score 100 points this weekend. There's a good chance they score 70+, but they might score 100. Poor NC State.

13. North Carolina (13) -- 1-5 (0-3) -- LW: 27-23 loss to Miami

This is some footage of UNC in the fourth quarter against Miami:

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14. Virginia (14) -- 2-5 (0-3) -- LW: 35-22 loss to Duke

Oh, Virginia lost AGAIN?

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Maryland defeated Virginia 27-26.

Past Opponents:

  • Florida International was on bye last week and face Louisiana Tech this weekend. They are 1-5 on the year.
  • Old Dominion lost to Pitt, they are 4-3 on the year.
  • UConn lost 41-16 to Cincinnati and sit at 0-6 on the year.
  • West Virginia put up a fight, but fell 37-27 to #16 Texas Tech, they are 3-4 on the year.
What do you think about the rankings? Did you make it past the top four?


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