Miami was back at it again with another impressive win on the road against Clemson. By doing so they maintained their top spot in the conference and are pulling away from the rest of the ACC.
There were plenty of games that had the smell of an upset but only one team could pull that off, Virginia Tech. They stunned N.C. State after being down 17-0 early in the game. Is Virginia Tech back?
Florida State and North Carolina took care of their business with ease, while Maryland and Georgia Tech had close calls in their comeback victories.
The conference is beginning to show the contenders from the pretenders and it will continue that phase this weekend with a few more key matchups.
North Carolina squares off against a Clemson team that could be reeling from a disappointing performance against Miami.
Georgia Tech struggled with Wake Forest all game before they went ahead with 15 seconds left, so there is not telling what will happen when they take on Virginia this weekend.
The game of the week though is Florida State at Miami. The best rivalry within the conference and some would argue the best rivalry in the state of Florida. You would think home-field advantage would play a big role in this game but not between these two teams. Neither one of these teams have held their ground at home against one another recently. In fact, you would have to date back to the 2005-06 season when Florida State won at home 10-7. Other than that, the road team has won each of the last four games against each other.
Every game has it's favorites, but anything can happen on another separation Saturday.