Week 1 is in the books and we already have a change at the top of our ACC Power Rankings.
Four teams in the conference found themselves on the losing end of things, but everyone gets back at it this week.
The biggest news of the week was the amount of injuries that happened around the conference as we will see in the next couple of weeks how teams deal with major losses.
Let’s take a look at how the teams stack up heading into Week 2 of the season.
1. Georgia Tech (1-0, 0-0 ACC, defeated Alcon State 69-6, Last Week No. 3)
It’s only one win against an FCS opponent, but the Yellow Jackets looked like the team that took apart Mississippi State to close last season. Their backfield saw a lot of turnover coming into the season, but freshman Marcus Marshall looked great. Up Next: Saturday vs. Tulane
2. Clemson (1-0, 0-0, defeated Wofford 49-10, LW No. 2)
Clemson also took apart an FCS opponent, but losing wide receiver Mike Williams could be big. Quarterback Deshaun Watson looked healthy so that is great news for Clemson fans. Up Next: Saturday vs. Appalachian State
3. Florida State (1-0, 0-0. defeated Texas State 59-16, LW No. 1)
Everett Golson looked good throwing four touchdown passes and took care of the football, which should please FSU fans. Up Next: Saturday vs. South Florida
4. Louisville (0-1, 0-0, lost to Auburn 31-24, LW No. 4)
There’s no shame for the Cardinals in losing to Auburn. They even may have found a quarterback as Lamar Jackson looked pretty good in the defeat. Up Next: Saturday vs. Houston
5. North Carolina State (1-0, 0-0, defeated Troy 49-21, LW No. 6)
The Wolfpack aren’t challenging themselves very much with their non-conference schedule, but the offense looked very efficient despite some lapses on defense. Up Next: Saturday vs. Eastern Kentucky
6. Duke (1-0, 0-0, defeated Tulane 37-7, LW No. 8)
New quarterback Thomas Sirk got off to a good start as the Blue Devils will once again likely contend in the Coastal Division. Up Next: Saturday vs. NC Central
7. Virginia Tech (0-1, 0-0, lost to Ohio State 42-24, LW No. 5)
A big loss for the Hokies as they lost quarterback Michael Brewer for the season with a broken collarbone. The defense could once again be pretty good, but it may be another down year for Frank Beamer overall. Up Next: Saturday vs. Furman
8. Miami (1-0, 0-0, defeated Bethune-Cookman 45-0, LW No. 9)
Brad Kaaya could be the best quarterback in the conference but the Hurricanes have a pretty tough schedule coming up so we will soon find out what Al Golden’s team is made of. Up Next: Friday at FAU
9. Pitt (1-0, 0-0, defeated Youngstown State 45-37, LW No. 7)
Speaking of big losses, the Panthers probably got hit the hardest in Week 1 with the loss of potential Heisman Trophy candidate James Conner. While third-string RB Qadree Ollison came in and ran for over 200 yards, the big question for Pat Narduzzi is can he fix a defense that gave up 37 points to YSU. Up Next Saturday at Akron
10. North Carolina (0-1, 0-0, lost to South Carolina 17-13, LW No. 10)
Another sloppy performance from the Tar Heels as they gave a game away on Thursday night. If there’s any good news though it is the defense didn’t give up 40 or more points for a change. Up Next: Saturday vs North Carolina A&T
11. Boston College (1-0, 0-0, defeated Maine 24-3, LW No. 11)
With a complete overhaul on offense, the Eagles got off to a very slow start. Steve Addazio has worked miracles before, but it could be a tough task with this team. Up Next: Saturday vs. Howard
12. Virginia (0-1, 0-0, lost to UCLA 34-16, LW No. 12)
I give Virginia a ton of credit for scheduling tough. I wish more teams in the country would do so. That being said, Mike London needs to start racking up some wins soon. Up Next: Saturday vs. No. 9 Notre Dame
13. Wake Forest (1-0, 0-0, defeated Elon 41-3, LW No. 14)
Probably the worst offense in the nation a year ago came out and scored 41 points. Yes it was against Elon, but the Deamon Deacons will take what they can get. Up Next: Saturday at Syracuse
14. Syracuse (1-0, 0-0, defeated Rhode Island 47-0 LW No. 13)
Yes the Orange won, but they lost quarterback Terrel Hunt for the season and will now have to rely on a true freshman under center. It could be another down year for Syracuse. Up Next: Saturday vs. Wake Forest
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