2012 College Football Rankings: Week 10 ACC Power Rankings

ACC Power Rankings: Seminoles in Command

10/31/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

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1. Florida State (8-1, 5-1 ACC; LW: No. 1) -- The Seminoles didn't care that Duke is a bowl-eligible team. They made sure that the Blue Devils knew who ran the ACC, outgaining them by 328 yards in a 48-7 blowout win. Florida State would be O.K. with a rematch for the title game in a month. Next up: BYE

2. Clemson (7-1, 4-1; LW: No. 2) -- Tajh Boyd threw for over 400 yards and five touchdowns, connecting with Sammy Watkins and DeAndre Tompkins 14 times for more than half his yardage. Those guys can make plays. Next up: at Duke, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2).

3. North Carolina (6-3, 3-2; LW: No. 5) -- It's been a roller coaster type of season for the Tar Heels, but a nice win over rival North Carolina State have them sitting pretty in the rankings. They may be ineligible, but they've done a good job playing spoiler. Next up: BYE

4. North Carolina State (5-3, 2-2; LW: No. 3) -- Mike Glennon threw for a career-high 467 yards and five touchdowns, but the Wolf Pack still found a way to lose. The crazy thing about it all is that it was the offense's fault, as there were nine passes dropped on the day. Next up: vs. Virginia, Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET (ACC Network).

5. Virginia Tech (4-4, 2-2; LW: No. 6) -- The Hokies have a huge game this weekend in South Beach that will likely determine their postseason plans. With Florida State still on the schedule, a loss here would make things a little sketchy. Next up: at Miami, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN).

6. Duke (6-3, 3-2; LW: No. 4) -- Relevancy has been an issue for the Duke football program since its last bowl appearance in 1994. It's still in question after its 48-7 loss to Florida State. Next up: vs. Clemson, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2).

7. Miami (4-4, 3-3; LW: No. 7) -- We'll see which Miami team shows up to play this Thursday after an idle week. A fourth straight loss would almost eliminate the Canes' chances of winning the Coastal. Next up: vs. Virginia Tech, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN).

8. Maryland (4-3, 2-2; LW: No. 8) -- You'd think a loss to Boston College and the fact that your team is out of scholarship QBs would drop you in the conference rankings. Not in the ACC. Next up: vs. Georgia Tech, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (ACC Network).

9. Wake Forest (4-4, 2-4; LW: No. 10) -- The Demon Deacons were overwhelmed in a 43-17 loss to Clemson, but move up in the rankings due to even worse of an effort by Georgia Tech. Next up: vs. Boston College, Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET (RSN).

10. Georgia Tech (3-5, 2-3; LW: No. 9) -- BYU, a subpar offensive team, had its way with Georgia Tech by compiling 411 yards and 41 points. The bigger story, however, is the fact that the Yellow Jackets were only able to scrounge up 157 yards and didn't score a single offensive touchdown for the first time since 2008. Next up: at Maryland, Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET (ACC Network).

11. Boston College (2-6, 1-4; LW: No. 12) -- Coach Frank Spaziani received his first FBS win over the season by beating a Maryland team that was playing a fourth-string true freshman quarterback, who endured a torn ACL through the fourth quarter. Next up: at Wake Forest, Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET (RSN).

12. Virginia (2-6, 0-4; LW: No. 11) -- Virginia's remaining schedule goes as follows: NC State, Miami, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. There's a good chance that the Cavs lose 10 straight and finish 2-10 on the year. Next up: at North Carolina State, Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET (ACC Network).


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