ACC Power Rankings, Week 3: Florida State, Clemson, Georgia Tech vie for top spot

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Sep 12, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets offensive lineman Niko Anderson (57) and offensive lineman Trey Braun (78) and offensive lineman Jake Stickler (67) celebrate a victory against the Tulane Green Wave in the fourth quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia Tech defeated Tulane 65-10. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Again, Thomas was one of the most efficient with his passes in the country. He only threw the ball nine times, completing seven of the passes for 97 yards, and two touchdowns. If he can keep it up and become a more demonstrative character in the passing game, which will be needed to win the conference, I have no doubt that he can end up waiting to hear his name called for the Heisman at the end of the season.

Before all of that talk, there is still a ton of work to do and that includes this coming week when Georgia Tech journey to South Bend to play the Malik Zaire-less Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. It will be the game of the week for the ACC and possibly the country.

Two contrasting styles converge on the field for an epic showdown. This game is a toss-up but with Malik Zaire out for the year for Notre Dame, I see the Yellow Jackets having the slight edge 44-38

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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-0)

Last week: W 65-10 Tulane
Last rank: 1st


There really shouldn’t be much debate to the top team in the conference after two weeks. After playing Alcorn State and Tulane the first two weeks, Georgia Tech is averaging a whopping 67.5 points per game.

Checking the box score, it seems like the only people who didn’t touch the ball for the Yellow Jackets were the coaches. A total of 13 players carried the ball and six players were on the receiving end of passes from both Justin Thomas and Matthew Jordan.

Again, Thomas was one of the most efficient with his passes in the country. He only threw the ball nine times, completing seven of the passes for 97 yards, and two touchdowns. If he can keep it up and become a more demonstrative character in the passing game, which will be needed to win the conference, I have no doubt that he can end up waiting to hear his name called for the Heisman at the end of the season.

Before all of that talk, there is still a ton of work to do and that includes this coming week when Georgia Tech journey to South Bend to play the Malik Zaire-less Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. It will be the game of the week for the ACC and possibly the country.

Two contrasting styles converge on the field for an epic showdown. This game is a toss-up but with Malik Zaire out for the year for Notre Dame, I see the Yellow Jackets having the slight edge 44-38

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