After 5 weeks this is where I would put the teams. All teams in the same tier are roughly equal. As the season progresses some teams will move up, others down. But, I doubt any team will move more than one tier, one way or the other.
Tier 1: Clemson (still the class of conference). Tier 2: Wake, NCSU Tier 3: FSU, Cuse, Duke, UNC, Pitt Tier 4: Everybody else
Note: 3 weeks from now I'll probably have movement between 3 and 4, but I don't expect any movement in or out of 1 and 2.
Interesting thought: Apparently Tony Elliott had his choice of UVA or Duke. He chose, wisely IMHO, UVA. Much higher ceiling. I would have never thought that at this point in the season it appears Duke has a far better team.
I think FSU beats NC State next week. It's easy to be bullish on the Seminoles considering how they've looked the past few years, but they are a real team this year and probably Clemson's biggest test left.
FSU ran the table then there would probably be a 3 way tie with CU, WF and FSU at 7-1 and Clemson would get the nod as the highest ranked team I imagine as I believe the other tiebreakers wouldn’t break the 3way tie as you’d would have in division round robin losses amongst those 3