It was a relatively unremarkable week in the ACC. The top team in the conference, Florida State, who competed in the game of the year in college football last week was off this week, leaving few games of major importance. Despite being off, Florida State is still the second ranked team in the country, and is still in the driver’s seat to grab one of the four College Football Playoff spots.
Here are the scores from the ninth week in the ACC:
#21 Clemson defeated Syracuse 16-6
Georgia Tech defeated Pittsburgh 56-28
Boston College defeated Wake Forest 23-17
North Carolina defeated Virginia 28-27
Miami defeated Virginia Tech 30-6
Coming up this week, Florida State will take on Louisville on Thursday night. This will be a tricky game for the second ranked team in the country, being that top teams have historically struggled in Thursday night games (just see Oregon four weeks ago). Louisville is also a solid team, as they have a record of 6-2 so far this season.
As the standings currently set up, Florida State and Duke are fixing for a rematch of last year’s ACC championship. There is still a lot of college football left to be played, but each of these teams is at the top of their respective divisions to this date.
The first top-25 rankings for the College Football Playoff will be released tonight at 7:30 P.M. on ESPN. Florida State is expected to be one of the top four teams in the initial rankings. If they get through the regular season and conference championship unscathed, they will be one of the top four teams at the end as well.