Wake Forest Tops ACC Rankings

The ACC and SEC BlogSenior Analyst ISeptember 1, 2008

The ACC had a rough opening weekend.  Wait, that's an understatement: The ACC had a HORRIBLE opening weekend.

Expected conference champ Clemson got blitzed by Alabama, Virginia Tech lost to East Carolina, and Virginia was just a speed bump for USC.   ACC teams either looked bad or played subpar teams, so we cannot gather much from their wins.

Let's get to the rankings.

1. Wake Forest

The Deacs went to Baylor and took care of business—almost like we have come to expect from Jim Grobe's teams.

2. Clemson

The Tigers got dominated on the lines by Alabama, and that led to domination on the scoreboard.  Clemson just got their head-scratch loss of the season out of the way...I think.

3. Virginia Tech

Despite the loss to East Carolina, I still think the Hokies will compete for the Coastal Division title.

4. Miami

The Canes were as impressive as you could expect playing a team like Charleston Southern.

5. Boston College

The Eagles defense was dominant in a shutout of Kent State.

6. Georgia Tech

The Jackets racked up nearly 500 yards of total offense and averaged over 7 YPC.  Not a bad debut for Paul Johnson.

7. Florida State

The Seminoles didn't play.  That wasn't a bad thing this weekend.

8. North Carolina

The Tar Heels struggled a little bit against FCS McNeese State.

9. Maryland

The Terrapins took care of business, but it was not overly impressive against FCS Delaware.

10. Duke

It's a new era for the Blue Devils in their domination of a good FCS program in James Madison.

11. Virginia

Was it just me, or did UVA look like boys playing against men vs. USC?

12. NC State

It was a tough night for the Pack as they lost their starting QB and got blanked by South Carolina.

Big Games This Weekend

Ga Tech @ Boston College, Miami @ Florida, Wake Forest vs. Ole Miss