ACC Blogger Power Poll – Week Six

Posted by Brandon Rink on October 10, 2011 under ACC Football | Comments are off for this article

All of Clemson's Death Valley held their breath as Tajh Boyd was carted off the field Saturday. (Pic per OrangeandWhite.com)

ACCBlogger.com ranks the ACC after week six (check out a more detailed review of the week that was here on Southern Pigskin)…

Rank..(LW)..Team…………………………………Record
1)..(1)..Clemson Tigers………………….6-0 (3-0 ACC)
Clemson dominated BC from start to finish, making Tajh Boyd’s injury the story of the game this week – coaches says he’ll be good to go after a “strained hip” – we shall see.

2)..(2)..Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets…………..6-0 (3-0 ACC)
The Jackets took a small step back this week by not putting away Maryland with a 21-3 lead in the third quarter, instead, the Terps gave them trouble with a backup quarterback en route to a 21-16 Yellow Jackets win.

3)..(3)..Virginia Tech Hokies………………5-1 (1-1 ACC)
The Hokies took Miami’s best shot, but quarterback Logan Thomas rose to the occasion – hitting 23-of-25 passes with 310 yards and three touchdowns – a 19-yard rush up the middle keying the first ACC win.

4)..(6)..Wake Forest Demon Deacons…4-1 (3-0 ACC)
How about them Deacs? Jim Grobe’s Wake Forest crew held on when the ‘Noles inserted banged-up starting quarterback E.J. Manuel and scored immediately to end the first half – tacking on the touchdowns in the second half for a 35-30 win to stay perfect in ACC play.

5)..(5)..North Carolina Tar Heels…………4-1 (1-1 ACC)
Nobody scored until the 7:11 mark of the third quarter, but UNC running back Gio Bernard broke through the barrier with a touchdown and the Tar Heels tacked on one more for a 14-7 win over Louisville.

6)..(7)..Miami Hurricanes………………………2-3 (0-2 ACC)
You can take a few things out of the 38-35 shootout loss – one, Miami’s offense can be really good at times…two, the defense can be really bad at times. Golden couldn’t have asked for a better performance from Jacory Harris and Lamar Miller, but his defense let him down.

7)..(4)..Florida State Seminoles………….2-3 (0-2 ACC)
They got beat – the 35-30 score doesn’t quite describe how Wake Forest put it on them in the second half in Winston-Salem. It’s back to the drawing board for FSU, and with key injuries on the o-line and backfield to deal with on what they hope is a road to redemption.

8)..(8).. Maryland Terrapins………..2-3 (1-1 ACC)
Can you say quarterback controversy? One of them, either incumbent Danny O’Brien or backup C.J. Brown, has to figure out how to complete forward passes (five-for-23 with two interceptions against Georgia Tech). No worries – only new Atlantic favorite Clemson coming to town to figure that whole QB thing out for this week.

9)..(9)..Duke Blue Devils…………………………3-2 (1-0 ACC)
Duke hosts a reeling FSU team – gotta think they’re bit a confident that they can shock the world here.

10)..(10)..North Carolina State Wolfpack ………..3-3 (0-2 ACC)
It wasn’t pretty – trailing 17-14 in the second quarter, but they handled their business in a 38-14 win over Central Michigan.

11)..(11)..Virginia Cavaliers…………………..3-2 (0-1 ACC)
Virginia got an extra week to prepare for Georgia Tech’s spread option coming to town this week.

12)..(12)..Boston College Eagles………………1-5 (0-2 ACC)
Atlantic contenders like Wake Forest and Maryland (?) might send them a Christmas card for banging Tajh Boyd up, but other than that, there weren’t many bright spots in a game where Clemson scored on its first three possessions to exert their will.

Ballots

Brandon Rink: 1) Clemson 2) GT 3) VT 4) Wake Forest 5) UNC 6) Miami 7) FSU  8) Duke 9) Maryland 10) Virginia 11) NC State 12) BC

Griffin Wong: 1) Clemson 2) GT 3) VT 4) Wake 5) UNC 6) FSU 7) Miami 8) Maryland 9) NC State 10) Duke 11) Virginia 12) BC

J.J. Greenstein: 1) Clemson 2) GT 3) VT 4) Wake Forest 5) UNC 6) Miami 7) FSU 8) Maryland 9) NC State 10) Duke 11) Virginia 12) BC


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