2017 ACC Football: Coastal Division Power Rankings week 5

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 30: Ricky Jeune /
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DURHAM, NC – SEPTEMBER 29: Malik Rosier
DURHAM, NC – SEPTEMBER 29: Malik Rosier /

Wave on Wave

This is probably one of Pat Green’s most popular songs and it is a great one for the Hurricanes. Miami beats teams by hitting them wave on wave.

They start with running back Mark Walton. The smaller back is hard to bring down and has over 400 rushing yards in just three games this season. Walton ranks fourth nationally at 9.2 yards per attempt.

Then if you are lucky enough to stop him, as Duke was this weekend, they hit you with the pass. Malik Rosier completed 57.7 percent of his passes against the Blue Devils for a 10.4 yard per attempt average.

For the season Rosier has completed 65.6 percent of his passes for an average of 9.11 yards per attempt, which is good for 17th nationally and second in the ACC.

Of course, if you think you can just get into a shootout with Miami, think again there as well. The Hurricanes rank 17th in the nation and fourth in the ACC allowing 16.3 points per game. They also have 10 sacks on the season in just three games.

Miami will have to hope their wave effect can continue this week as they travel to take on Florida State. The game is a makeup for both teams because of the impact of Hurricane Irma.

Well that does it for this round of rankings. Before I sign off here is how I rank the entire ACC after one week (Coastal teams in bold, rankings movement in parentheses):

  1. Clemson Tigers (0)
  2. Louisville Cardinals (+1)
  3. Miami Hurricanes (+4)
  4. Virginia Tech Hokies (-2)
  5. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (0)
  6. NC State Wolfpack (0)
  7. Florida State Seminoles (+3)
  8. Duke Blue Devils (-4)
  9. Virginia Cavaliers (0)
  10. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (-2)
  11. Boston College Eagles (+2)
  12. Syracuse Orange (-1)
  13. Pittsburgh Panthers (+1)
  14. North Carolina Tar Heels (-2)

Some big conference wins led to some big moves and one big drop this week. Still there is a lot to be settled on the playing field.

Anyways enjoy the week and get rested up for week six. The season still has a lot of football left.

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