ACC football power rankings, Week 3: Clemson looks dominant yet again

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish join ACC football for one season only. Can they dethrone the Clemson Tigers and win the ACC title?

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Same as the old boss ~Won’t Get Fooled Again, The Who

Welcome back to the ACC power rankings headquarters. We’ve sheltered in place, socially distanced ourselves, and worn our custom mask with an airbrushed picture of David Cutcliffe. We are still at the intersection of Tobacco Road and the future site of the Cutcliffe memorial statue.

COVID-19 has affected all of us, and we are excited to have football and hope that everyone stays safe. That said, let’s tall football. There was a slate of games in the conference, and things looked — well — pretty much the same as it always does. Clemson was dominant, newcomer Notre Dame sputtered early but pulled away from Duke.

Florida State was anemic offensively. It was more of the same in Tallahassee. The offense got off to a decent enough start, but then they were impotent the rest of the game. Florida State fans should be excited that the defense looked good, and the special teams blocked two kicks. Pitt and North Carolina also won their first games of the season.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. To the rivalry that ain’t, here are this week’s ACC power rankings.

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