ACC Coastal Division Power Rankings: Week 2

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Sep 12, 2015; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; The North Carolina Tar Heels lines up against the North Carolina A&T Aggies at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the ACC Coastal Week Two Power Rankings. The Coastal Division as a whole had an excellent weekend on the field. The seven teams in the division went 6-1 this weekend. Virginia ended up being the only loser in the group, and even they played a great game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

North Carolina Tar Heels
North Carolina Tar Heels /

North Carolina Tar Heels

The rest of the division beat up on inferior opponents. Margins of victory were high and second team sightings were plentiful as teams padded their resumes and worked out the kinks on both sides of the ball.

North Carolina rebounded after a tough loss to South Carolina by beating up on the NC A&T Aggies over the weekend in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels’ quarterback Marquise Williams looked much better in his second start of his senior season, but will be challenged again next weekend by the Illinois Fighting Illini defense.

Pittsburgh received tough news when they learned that James Conner would miss the entire season with an injury, but the team still rallied around running back Qadree Ollison and beat Akron. The offense was noticeably less poignant without Conner, though. Hopefully Ollison can continue to improve and run behind that big Panther offensive line.

Preseason favorite Georgia Tech looked quite strong again in Week 2. Granted, the opponent was Tulane and the week before that, Alcorn State. However, to win your first two games by a total margin of 134-16 is very impressive. The Yellow Jackets are going to be really fun to watch this season for fans and incredibly frustrating to stop for opposing defenses.

Will there be any real movement in this week’s power rankings? Let’s take a look!

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