2017 ACC Football: Coastal Division Power Rankings week 7

CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 14: Michael Carter
CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 14: Michael Carter /
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Another week of college football, means another week of the ACC Coastal Power Rankings.

So week seven featured the first time all season there were no ranked matchups. Normally that would mean for a pretty simple weekend.

Too bad no one told anybody.

Instead of an easy weekend, week seven brought a bunch of upsets which have really thrown some things into chaos. With that in mind let’s see what others are doing around the College Football map.

In Big Ten country, the conference was helped out the most with all the losses. There are still the two undefeated squads in Penn State and Wisconsin but the one loss schools of Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State are all very much in the playoff hunt.

Moving west to the Pac-12 where this weekend did the most damage. Both of the Washington Schools lost making the Pac-12 the only Power Five conference without an undefeated squad.

Oddly enough the team who was helped out the most in all this was probably USC, which was left for dead by some after falling to Washington State. The Trojans beat Utah this week and get Notre Dame this week and would be a tough one loss squad for the committee to ignore.

Down in the Southwest, we arrive in Big 12 country where the state of Oklahoma is rejoicing with the chaos from week seven. Both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State looked to be in trouble, but both are now only in need of winning out, to give themselves a chance at the playoffs.

Of course, don’t forget about TCU who keeps winning and winning big. The Horned Frogs went to Kansas State this week and won by 20. If they keep this up, Oklahoma won’t have to worry about a playoff, they will be watching TCU in it instead.

Well after stating Auburn as a third team in the SEC, the Tigers conveniently went out and loss to LSU. So now we are back to a two team race in the SEC and things are getting interesting if both Georgia and Alabama make it to the SEC title game unscathed.

Could the committee finally select two teams from one conference? It is looking more likely after week seven made things easier for everybody involved.

All that is left is the ACC. Clemson losing was big. It actually put NC State in first place in the Atlantic. Of course, the Wolfpack still have to play the Tigers, but this is the first time a non-Florida State/Clemson squad has been in first place this late in the season in at least five seasons.

Of course, whoever wins that game will still have to play whichever team wins the coastal and that brings us to our real rankings.

By the way, If you are wondering how all that action impacted my top 10, check it out here:

This week I made my return back to the Country music foray by going all Luke Bryan on our headings. First up is the only ACC Coastal team with one win this season.