In a week that was to separate the best conferences, teams, and players in order to display the true contenders from the pretenders, the Atlantic Coast Conference could not have looked any more disappointing.
One week removed from having four teams in the top 17 of the AP Poll (the most of any conference), it all proved to be a sham. This is not to say that none of those teams (Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, and Virginia Tech) do not deserve to be ranked in some capacity; instead, it proves that the ACC is not ready to be considered the best conference in college football.
In two of the games, Florida State and Miami were fighting an uphill battle on the road against top 10 opponents and were not favored to win. The other two teams, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech, were a wake-up call to lackluster performances that will cost dearly in the polls.
Let's review each of the games and look ahead to next week for the ACC.