ACC Power Rankings: Georgia Tech falling, NC State looks for real

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Sep 26, 2015; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils wide receiver T.J. Rahming (3) celebrates with Duke Blue Devils running back Shaun Wilson (29) after Rahming scored a touchdown in their game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

The ACC  took one on the chin in Week 4 and this week’s ACC power rankings sees some major changes.

It was a week the ACC was looking to use to rebound and patch some wounds sustained the previous week, unfortunately that wasn’t exactly the case. Beyond two affirming victories we are still left scratching our heads about how strong the conference is.

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Spoiler alert, the ACC is the weakest of all Power-5 conferences, and it doesn’t seem to be that close right now. Before, I listed the ACC as the fourth best conference but was easily jumped by the Big Ten after their dominant showings this past weekend.

The one team that showed life and is the most consistent to this point in the conference is NC State. The Wolfpack ripped and clawed past South Alabama 63-13 and continue to do what they need to do, and that’s win.

On the other hand, the team that is showing that preseason and early season hype can destroy a team, is Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets are a team mystified by themselves and may have been caught looking in the mirror at their reflections after the first two weeks of the season.

The bye week was good to Pitt, Florida State, Clemson and Miami who couldn’t lose any ground in a weekend that probably would have found them falling victim to lesser opponents.

It has been a year of wonderment so far for the ACC and Week 5 should be the tell-all for how the rest of the season will pan out as conference games arrive in full-swing.

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