- Miami (10-0, 7-0)
Miami was once again on the ropes against an inferior opponent, and the Hurricane defense let Kurt Benkert have another huge game, but in the end, the Canes pulled out another close one. Malik Rosier continues to improve, and Miami get another
- Clemson (10-1, 7-1)
Kelly Bryant had a great game against the Citadel, and the Tigers rolled against the normally tough triple option offense. They play South Carolina on the road Saturday, and the Gamecocks will be looking for a big upset.
- Virginia Tech (8-3, 4-3)
Virginia Tech was stuck in a dogfight with a Pitt team that was fighting for its bowl life on Saturday. It wasn’t pretty, but the Hokies pulled out a win to move to eight wins. They look to win their 18th straight game against UVA on Friday.
- Wake Forest (7-4, 4-3)
Isn’t John Wolford just great? Even after losing Greg Dortch a few weeks ago, Wolford continues to put up big numbers and hit Tabari Hines for multiple touchdowns in Wake’s upset of NC State. The Demon Deacons play Duke this week and have a good chance to reach eight wins for the first time since 2008.
- NC State (7-4, 5-2)
This has become a season of almosts for NC State. They should have beat South Carolina. They could have beaten Clemson. They almost beat Notre Dame, until things fell off the rails. They almost beat Wake Forest on the road, until a fumble in the end zone gave away the game, and took away what was almost a game-winning touchdown. They have their annual rivalry game with North Carolina, and while eight wins is still an accomplishment, it does feel like this team should have accomplished more.
6. Louisville (7-4, 4-4)
Lamar Jackson might’ve just killed Syracuse by himself. The Heisman candidate once again had a major game, and the Cardinals ran away from Syracuse 56-10 last Saturday. They look to avenge last season’s loss to Kentucky this week and move to eight wins.
- Boston College (6-5, 3-4)
AJ Dillon and the rest of the Eagles put the hammer down on Connecticut, and the true freshman once again ran for 200 yards. BC is now officially bowling and looks to notch seven regular-season wins for the first time since 2013.
- Georgia Tech (5-5, 4-4)
Georgia Tech stays weird, and a week after upsetting VT they lose to Duke. The Yellow Jackets could still make a bowl even with a loss to Georgia this week, but their chances for a better bowl were shot down by the Blue Devils.
- Virginia (6-5, 3-4)
UVA was sooo close to upsetting Miami on the road, but the defense ran out of gas in the fourth quarter. The Hoos move to 6-5 but still have a chance to upset Virginia Tech this Friday at home for the first time since 2003.
- Florida State (4-6, 3-5)
Florida State got a much-needed confidence boost against Delaware State, putting up 77 points on the Hornets. They play rival Florida this week in their ongoing quest for bowl eligibility.
- Duke (5-6, 2-5)
Duke won their first game since September, in what was a bit of an upset over a favored Georgia Tech team. Duke’s bowl hopes are still alive, but they will need to upset Wake Forest on Saturday to reach six wins.
- Syracuse (4-7, 2-5)
‘Cuse traveled to Louisville last Saturday, but the team should have just stayed home after the Cardinals shellacked the Oranges’ bowl hopes, and now Syracuse can only play spoiler to old Big East rival Boston College this week.
- Pittsburgh (4-7, 2-5)
Pitt has been incredibly close to pulling off wins in the last few weeks and was stuffed at the goal line against Virginia Tech on Saturday. They have a chance to pull a monumental upset against Miami on Saturday.
- North Carolina (3-8, 1-6)
UNC notched another win against Western Carolina to get to three on the year and now look to upset NC State on Saturday. Also, Nathan Elliott looked great. I think North Carolina has found their answer at quarterback.