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ACC Power Rankings: Week 10

Ranking the Top 5 Teams in the ACC

Boston Mountain Publishing, Thursday. November 3, 2022 2:22 PM























We have ranked the Top 5 in the ACC through Week 9 and discuss their outlooks going forward.















ACC TEAM POWER RANKINGS





Heading into Week 10 of the 2022 College Football season, there is 1 team in the Top 5 and 5 teams in the AP Top 25. There is only 1 team that remains in the CFP talks from the ACC.























#5 - NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK 6-2





Conference Record: 2-2



Ranked #22 in AP Poll



The Wolfpack had a close game last Thursday night at home against Virginia Tech, winning 22-21. They are 2 and 1 in games decided by 2 points or less this season.


NC State ranks #1 in conference, holding teams to league low 17.4 points per game.


The Wolfpack have some tough games remaining on the schedule, starting this weekend at home against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. This should be a good game to watch Saturday night.





Upcoming Games:






Saturday November 5



Wake Forest

@ NC State




Saturday November 12



Boston College

@ NC State



















#4 - WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS 6-2




Conference Record: 2-2



Ranked #21 in AP Poll



QB Sam Hartman ranks 2nd in conference with 2,026 passing yards on the season. He has a completion rate of 63.2 % and has thrown 22 TDs and 6 INTs.


The Demon Deacons are coming off a tough loss on the road against Louisville 48-21, their worst defeat of the year. They look to bounce back against a tough North Carolina State team Saturday night on the road. Repeating from above, this should be a great game this weekend against the Wolfpack and worth a watch.


The Demon Deacons have the toughest schedule remaining in the ACC. Every team is above .500 on the year and each team should get an invite for a post-season bowl game.








Upcoming Games:






Saturday November 5



Wake Forest

@ NC State





Saturday November 12



North Carolina

@ Wake Forest























#3 - SYRACUSE ORANGE 6-2




Conference Record: 3-1





Ranked #20 in AP Poll



The Syracuse Defense is leading the conference allowing a league low 303.1 total yards per game.


RB Sean Tucker is 2nd in conference with 758 rushing yards on the season to go with 7 TDs.


WR Oronde Gadsden II is 2nd in conference with 671 receiving yards on the year with 6 TDs.


3 out of 4 of their remaining games are on the road.





Upcoming Games:






Saturday November 5



Syracuse

@ Pittsburgh






Saturday November 12




Florida State

@ Syracuse












#2 - NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS 7-1




Conference Record: 4-0



Ranked #17 in AP Poll



#1 in conference and #6 in the nation, averaging 41.8 points per game. They also lead the conference averaging 502 total yards per game.


QB Drake Maye is #1 in conference and #4 in the nation, averaging 334.4 passing yards per game and a league best 29 TDs through the air.


WR Josh Downs leads the team with 527 receiving yards.


LB Cedric Gray leads the team and is ranked 2nd in the ACC and 11th in the nation with 83 tackles, 10.4 per game.


Power Echols ranks 4th in conference with 70 tackles on the year.






Upcoming Games:







Saturday November 5



North Carolina

@ Virginia






Saturday November 12




North Carolina

@ Wake Forest






















#1 - CLEMSON TIGERS 8-0





Conference Record: 6-0





Ranked #4 in CFP and #5 in AP 25





The Clemson defense is leading the conference allowing a league low 88.3 rushing yards per game.


RB Will Shipley leads Clemson and is 3rd in conference with 739 rushing yards on the year.


QB D.J. Uiagalelei ranks #3 in conference passing for 17 TDs on the year.



The path is paved for Clemson to make the College Playoffs if they can continue winning here on out. It starts this weekend with Notre Dame (5-3) on Saturday night.


This weekend's matchup was talked about a lot in the early season. The gold has rubbed off a little in this one, but it should still be a game that the Tigers shouldn't overlook. The Domer's have started to get back to where they left off last year. This past weekend they took down Syracuse on the road and Notre Dame did beat North Carolina earlier in the season on the road.





Upcoming Games:






Saturday November 5


Clemson

@ Notre Dame





Saturday November 12



Louisville

@ Clemson















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