It’s been a long time, but the Florida State Seminoles are once again the number one team in the country. Following Auburn’s upset of Alabama, the ‘Noles were able to regain that top spot, where they spent a good majority of their time in their heyday of the 90s .
This weekend, the ‘Noles have one more step to take on their road to Pasadena when they’ll face off against the unlikeliest of opponents in the ACC Championship Game, the Duke Blue Devils.
David Cutcliffe has turned the lowly Duke football program into a contender all of a sudden in one of the best coaching performances in recent memory. With Saturday’s win over North Carolina, Duke secured their spot as the next team to take on the Seminoles.
With that, let’s have a look at the updated power rankings for the ACC, via Athlon Sports:
|Rank||Team||Record||This Week||Last Week|
|1||12-0, 8-0||W, Florida 37-7||Duke|
|2||10-2, 7-1||L, South Carolina 31-17||Regular season finished|
|3||10-2, 6-2||W, North Carolina 27-25||Florida State|
|4||8-4, 5-3||W, Virginia 16-6||Regular season finished|
|5||9-3, 5-3||W, Pittsburgh 41-31||Regular season finished|
|6||7-5, 5-3||L, Georgia 41-34||Regular season finished|
|7||6-6, 4-4||L, Duke 27-25||Regular season finished|
|8||7-5, 4-4||L, Syracuse 34-31||Regular season finished|
|9||6-6, 3-5||L, Miami 41-31||Regular season finished|
|10||6-6, 4-4||W, Boston College 34-31||Regular season finished|
|11||7-5, 3-5||W, NC State 41-21||Regular season finished|
|12||4-8, 2-6||L, Vanderbilt 23-21||Regular season finished|
|13||3-8, 0-8||L, Maryland 41-21||Regular season finished|
|14||2-10, 0-8||L, Virginia Tech 16-6||Regular season finished|