2017 ACC Football: Coastal Division Power Rankings week 9

CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 28: Cayson Collins
CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 28: Cayson Collins /
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CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 28: Aaron Crawford
CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 28: Aaron Crawford /

Another week of college football, means another week of the ACC Coastal Power Rankings.

Week 9 had four ranked matchups on the slate this past weekend and unlike 8 eight it did not disappoint with three of those four decided by 11 points or less.

With that in mind let’s see what others are doing around the College Football map.

In Big Ten country, the conference got flipped upside down thanks to Ohio State’s one point come from behind victory over Penn State. The Nittany Lions led by 15 in the fourth quarter but were outscored 19-3 to end the game.

The Buckeyes now control their own destiny, though they have some tough showdowns with both Michigan schools still to play.

Moving west to the Pac-12, the conference’s playoff hopes all ride on the shoulders of Washington after Washington State lost for the second time in three weeks. If the Huskies lose one more game this season, the Pac-12 is going to miss the playoffs for the second time in three seasons.

Down in the Southwest, we arrive in Big 12 country where Bedlam finally means something once again, thanks to TCU losing to Iowa State.

The winner between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will be in great shape to at least get their name in consideration for one of the top four spots.

Speaking of Iowa State, the Cyclones now have wins over Oklahoma and TCU and may have a Penn State like argument if they can win out this season.

Heading east into the SEC we see that Alabama and Georgia may not just be the two best teams in the conference, but the country as well. The two squads are undefeated and ranked one and two in the polls.

The Playoffs were inspired after an all-SEC BCS championship game back in 2012. Could a two SEC playoff bid lead to expansion as well?

All that is left is the ACC.

Clemson held up their end of the big ACC showdown with NC State, though the Wolfpack could not do the same. However, a win at home against the Tigers would give NC State a two game lead with just three games to play.

It would probably also end the ACC’s chances at the playoffs but NC State doesn’t and shouldn’t care about that.

With all that worked out, we move on 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 decided to use Johnny Cash to give the headlines life. First up is the only ACC team who has not won a conference game this season.