Nov 2, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) greets fans after the game against the Miami Hurricanes at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
Florida State Seminoles: The ‘Noles once again showed that they’re the elite in the ACC, far and away. This week they dismantled the seventh-ranked Miami Hurricanes at home and still seem in a good position to potentially represent the conference in the National Championship Game, should some things go their way in front of them.
Clemson Tigers: Even with another slow start, Clemson was able to take care of Virginia handily in the end and I still believe are a better overall team than Miami despite being beaten worse by Florida State a few weeks ago.
Miami Hurricanes: Miami had a back-to-reality moment on Saturday against FSU, but they did show some signs of a solid team in the making. If Stephen Morris can play entire games like he did that first half, this squad could be a lot better.
Boston College Eagles: For at least one week here, the Eagles and head coach Steve Addazio deserve to be up top. They played a hard-fought game against Virginia Tech, were able to capitalize off mistakes and walked away with a win.
Duke Blue Devils: The 6-2 Blue Devils were on a bye this week and will now get set to take on N.C. State, a game in which they could easily grab their seventh win on the year and have people talking about this football program as basketball season begins to tip off
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: Georgia Tech got their coveted sixth win on the year with an impressive performance defeating Pitt. Paul Johnson and his team go into the bye week on a high note.
Virginia Tech Hokies: After having everyone thinking that they finally turned a corner, the Hokies dropped their second in a row to fall to 6-3 on the year. Logan Thomas was wildly inconsistent, which has been the brunt of VT’s problems the last two seasons, and this resulted in a loss to Boston College.
Syracuse Orange: After a rough stretch recently, the Orange showed up on Saturday by shutting out Wake Forest in the Carrier Dome, one week after the Demon Deacons went down to the final minutes against Miami.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons: Whatever momentum the Demon Deacons gained from their moral victory at Miami was crushed by the team right above them this past weekend. Things only get worse now as they get ready to take on Florida State this weekend.
Maryland Terrapins: The Terps enjoyed a much-needed bye week and now will look to getting their sixth win on the year when they welcome in Syracuse this week.
Pitt Panthers: This team really needs to figure out what it actually is, and the loss to Georgia Tech Saturday did nothing to help that cause. But, there is still enough talent on this team to get it together and finish out the season strong.
North Carolina Tar Heels: The Heels enjoyed their third win on the season over the in-state rival NC State Wolfpack and will now look to get a fourth against Virginia.
Virginia Cavaliers: They were able to only be down seven at the end of the first against Clemson, but the wheels fell off from there. That seat for Mike London gets hotter and hotter by the week.
N.C. State Wolfpack: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you really have to wonder if this team could’ve performed better than they have had they not had the life sucked out of them in that narrow loss to Clemson a few weeks ago. Dave Doeren has a long offseason of planning and recruiting ahead of him.
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