Another decent week in the Atlantic Coastal Conference. Check out who ranks where in the rankings for week eight.
- Miami (6-0, 4-0)
The Canes stay in the No. 1 slot after a hard-fought win over Syracuse. Miami plays an ailing North Carolina team next Saturday, where they will most likely move to 7-0 on the season, and still in command of the ACC Coastal lead.
- Clemson (6-1, 1-1)
The Tigers were on a much-needed bye week, but now this week face a very good Georgia Tech team at home. Kelly Bryant won’t be 100 percent for this matchup, and a loss will knock the Tigers out of playoff contention.
- NC State (6-1, 4-0)
Another top team on a bye week, NC State takes on Notre Dame this week in a big matchup with major importance for the Wolfpack. A win will officially launch NC State into the playoff discussion, while a loss will most likely kick them out.
- Virginia Tech (6-1, 2-1)
- Georgia Tech (4-2, 3-1)
Taquon Marshall had a great game against Wake Forest, and the Yellow Jackets moved to 4-2 on the season. GT could be due for an upset against Clemson, and the Tigers should be wary.
- Louisville (5-3, 2-3)
Louisville got a massive win against Florida State on Saturday, keeping them in the Atlantic division race, and salvaging what was looking like a lost season. Lamar Jackson was once again excellent, but will now face a stingy Wake Forest defense this next week.
- Wake Forest (4-3, 1-3)
Wake has played close with good teams this season but hasn’t been able to get the job done. The Deacs played Georgia Tech very close, but couldn’t pull out a win on the road. They might be favored at home against Louisville this week, and Greg Dortch will be looking for revenge.
- Syracuse (4-4, 2-2)
Syracuse almost beat Miami, but just could not pull out a win on the road in what seemed like a hurricane. Eric Dungy pulled a Seth Rollins on a Miami defender with his knee to the head, but it still wasn’t enough. ‘Cuse has a much-needed break before playing an ailing Florida State in two weeks.
- Florida State (2-4, 2-3)
I don’t want to talk about Saturday, my heart can only break so many times. Florida State will be in a dogfight against Boston College, and for what feels like the fourth time this season, THEY NEED THIS WIN.
- Boston College (4-4, 2-3)
Where has this offense come from? BC blew out Virginia on Saturday and now is on a very winnable path to bowl eligibility, which didn’t look possible a few weeks ago. Boston College has a fairly good chance to beat Florida State this weekend for the first time since 2009.
- Virginia (5-2, 2-1)
It was nice while it lasted for Virginia, who got hammered by Boston College last week. Virginia still only needs one win to become bowl eligible, and a win against Pitt this weekend will do just that.
- Pittsburgh (3-5, 1-3)
Huge win for the Panthers, who needed the win against Duke in order to stay in the bowl eligibility hunt. A win against UVA this Saturday would be huge for Pitt.
- Duke (4-4, 1-4)
Duke still has a path to become bowl eligible, but that has become much tougher after dropping the game to Pitt. They go on the road to Virginia Tech this week, and a loss will make them fall to 4-5.
- North Carolina (1-7, 0-5)
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