2017 ACC Football: Coastal Division Power Rankings week 6

CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 07: Ian Book
CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 07: Ian Book /
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TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 7: Wide receiver Braxton Berrios
TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 7: Wide receiver Braxton Berrios /

Something in the Air

There was something in the air this past Saturday afternoon in Tallahassee, Florida. It was a football thrown by Miami’s Malik Rosier 23 yards which was caught by Darrell Langham for a game winning touchdown.

The pass was the third touchdown of the game for Rosier, who hit Langham with six seconds left to give the Hurricanes the win over their rivals for the first time since 2009. It also happened to be a four-point victory in Tallahassee.

With Mark Walton slowed, the Hurricanes have needed their quarterback to step up the past two weeks and he has delivered, completing 49 percent of his passes for 524 yards and five touchdowns.

Obviously, the passing percentage isn’t great, but he has made the throws when needed.

The Hurricanes will continue to need something through the air as they welcome in the ground-savvy unit of Georgia Tech. This game could be the ultimate battle of air verses ground and a deciding factor in the Coastal race.


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

Enjoy the week and get rested up for week 7. The season maybe half-way over, but there is still a ton of football left to play.

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