The Cardinals have lost two conference game now which virtually eliminates teem from ACC title contention with it looking unlikely that both Clemson and NC State drop two in-conference games by the end of the regular season. Defenses are finding ways to stop defending Heisman winner Lamar Jackson and the Louisville defense is simply not good enough to contend this season.
The Seminoles after four games have just one victory and with Louisville, Clemson, and Florida left on their schedule, it’s plausible that the Seminoles barely become bowl eligible. The defense looked more the part on Saturday against Miami but the Hurricane’s game-winning drive has to be deflating. IF they don’t pick up a win on Saturday against Duke, the Seminoles are looking at a potential losing record in 2017.
The Demon Deacons tough schedule was no secret and had back-to-back games against FSU and Clemson isn’t easy. The Demon Deacons almost beat FSU and held their own for the most part against Clemson. The Wake Forest defense has impressed every week so far if the offense can get it going, the Demon Deacons could cause some trouble in the ACC the rest of the season.
The Cavaliers are perhaps the most surprising ACC team of the season and one of the most surprising in the country. After winning just two games a season ago, the Cavaliers have already doubled their win total. After an impressive victory over Boise State three weeks ago, the Cavaliers came out and defeated a Duke team that had just one loss.
Syracuse picked up a huge win against Pittsburgh on Saturday in a stretch of football that the Orange have looked really strong. With eight and nine-point losses to LSU and NC State, the Orange finally got back into the win column on Saturday. The comeback victory and the defenses ability to get off the field at the end shows how far the Orange have come since last season.