ACC Football Week 7 Power Rankings: Clemson and then everybody else

RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 05: Mike Stevens
RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 05: Mike Stevens /
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The Tigers took care of Wake Forest last weekend and continue to roll through their schedule. Quarterback Kelly Bryant left with an ankle injury but should be good to go for the Tigers matchup against Syracuse on Saturday. As long as Bryant can stay healthy, it’s going to be hard to stop the Tigers who are steamrolling the competition.

The Wolfpack earned their second upset and top-25 win of the season last Thursday against Louisville. The Wolfpack’s defense is looking stronger than previously thought coming into the season and the offense is really coming into its own. The Wolfpack are on a collision course with Clemson for November 4th in what could very well decide the ACC Atlantic division.

The Hurricanes didn’t make it easy on themselves but came away last weekend with win in Tallahassee. It was an exorcising of demons for the Hurricanes but they lost running back Mark Walton for the year. Their defense will be their strength going forward and their offense should be fine without Walton.

After losing to Clemson two weeks ago, the Hokies bounced back with a 23-10 win over Boston College. While it wasn’t as dominating as some would like to see from the Hokies, not too much stock should be taken into account as the Eagles gave Clemson a run for their money earlier this season. Hokies can’t falter from here on out as a second loss would most likely eliminate them from ACC Coastal contention.

It was a bye week for the Yellow Jackets after three straight victories. They take on Miami this weekend in what could be the most pivotal matchup in the ACC Coastal this season. The Yellow Jackets will need big games out of quarterback TaQuon Marshall, b-back KirVonte Benson, and the Jackets defense that has been stellar over the last month.