ACC Power Poll After Week 4: Did the Virginia Tech Hokies Vault to No. 1?

The ACC and SEC BlogSenior Analyst ISeptember 29, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 1:  The Virginia Tech band cheers on the field as the Virginia Tech Hokies tie the game just before half-time while taking on the Boston College Eagles in the ACC Championship Game at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium December 1, 2007 in Jacksonville, Florida. Virginia Tech defeated Boston College 30-16.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

The Hokes dominated previous number one Miami in all three phases of the game on a soggy field in Lane Stadium.  Was that enough to pump them up to number one?

1. Virginia Tech

Hokies bounced back in a big way on Saturday with their win over Miami. Despite their early struggles, they have to be considered the class of the ACC….right now.


2. Miami

Before we all jump off the bandwagon, let's see how the Hurricanes react to their first defeat. We won’t have to wait long with Oklahoma coming to Landshark Stadium this Saturday.

3. Georgia Tech

I guess North Carolina left that blueprint in Chapel Hill as the Yellow Jackets dominated the previously unbeaten Tar Heels. GT steps out of conference against an improved Mississippi State this week in a big game for the ACC.

4. Florida State

FSU did get back on the plane from Utah, right? That looked like a totally different team dressed in garnet and gold this week.

5. Clemson

A tough loss against a good TCU team that would be a title contender in the ACC consistently. The Tigers are very close to getting over the hump. It's Dabo’s job to find a way.

6. North Carolina

It’s time to regroup for the Tar Heels after their first loss. Looks like the defense is going to have to carry this team for the foreseeable future.

7. NC State

Wolfpack get a big non-conference win defeating a potential Big East champion (Pittsburgh) by fighting back in the fourth quarter. That loss to South Carolina does not look so bad now, either.

8. Boston College

9. Wake Forest

10. Duke
11. Maryland
12. Virginia

The situation of this offense smells like Auburn last year, just with a lot less talent.

This gets harder every week with such inconsistency in the conference. It looks like we are headed for another 6-2 or 5-3 conference champion.
Tier I
Virginia Tech

Tier II
Miami, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Clemson

Tier III
North Carolina, NC State, Boston College, Wake Forest

Tier IV
Duke, Maryland

Tier V