ESPN: ACC Power Rankings


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From Heather Dinich of ESPN:

1. Florida State (4-0, 2-0 ACC; LW: No. 1) -- Quarterback EJ Manuel threw for more than 300 yards and ran for more than 100 yards, putting himself in the Heisman race and his team in contention for a national title. This group showed a maturity and focus it lacked in the past and was able to come from behind to beat Clemson 49-37 for the lead in the Atlantic Division standings.

2. Clemson (3-1, 0-1; LW: No. 2) -- The defending ACC champs lost control of their own destiny and now need Florida State to lose twice in order to get back into the Atlantic Division race. Offensive coordinator Chad Morris called a heckuva game, but FSU’s defense got better pressure on quarterback Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
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in the second half.

3. Virginia Tech (3-1, 1-0; LW: No. 4) -- After an embarrassing Week 3 performance against Pitt, the Hokies did what they always do and rebounded the following Saturday. Bud Foster’s defense clamped down and shut out Bowling Green 37-0. Now Virginia Tech needs to avoid another loss to a Big East team as it travels to Landover, Md., to face Cincinnati in FedEx Field.

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