|Miami's Phillip Dorsett had a career day against David Amerson and the Wolfpack, shaking up the ACC power ranking. (US Presswire)|
Here's CBSSports.com Rapid Reports ACC power ranking:
1. Florida State (5-0): The Seminoles had a tougher-than-expected time with South Florida in their first road game of the season. This week, they leave the state for the first time this season. Last week's power ranking: 1. Next up: at NC State, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN2).
2. Clemson (4-1): The Tigers didn't answer any questions about their defense in giving up 31 points to Boston College. Tajh Boyd and WR DeAndre Hopkins helped Clemson move to 3-0 in games without WR Sammy Watkins. Last week's power ranking: 2. Next up: vs. Georgia Tech, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN).
3. Miami (4-1): The Hurricanes are the ACC's only 3-0 team in conference games, the first time since 2004 they've had such a strong start. Quarterback Stephen Morris and WR Phillip Dorsett had career games for the second week in a row. They may not be a great team, but they're certainly fun to watch. Last week's power ranking: 5. Next up: vs. Notre Dame in Chicago, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBC).
4. Duke (4-1): David Cutcliffe's Blue Devils beat Wake Forest for the first time since 1999 and have a better record than NC State and North Carolina for the first time since 1994. Quarterback Sean Renfree is day-to-day with an elbow injury, which could put a dent in the team's bowl momentum. Last week's power ranking: 6. Next up: vs. Virginia, Saturday, 3 p.m. ET (RSN).
5. North Carolina (3-2): It's tough to find teams to fill out the top half of the ranking after the ACC went 5-6 on Saturday and 12-10 in the last two weeks. The Tar Heels set school records in a 66-0 romp over Idaho. They close out a three-game homestand with the toughest opponent of the trio. Last week's power ranking: 8. Next up: vs. Virginia Tech, Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET (ACC Network).
6. Virginia Tech (3-2): The loss to Pittsburgh was a surprise. The loss to Cincinnati on a neutral field is cause for concern in Blacksburg. The Hokies haven't won away from home yet this year. Last week's power ranking: 3. Next up: at North Carolina, Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET (ACC Network).
7. NC State (3-2): For the second straight week, the running game produced, despite injuries on the offensive line. Mike Glennon threw for 440 yards to lead the air attack against Miami, but for the second time this year, All-America cornerback David Amerson was vulnerable deep, allowing the Hurricanes to have a record-setting passing day against State's defense. Last week's power ranking: 4. Next up: vs. Florida State, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN2).
8. Wake Forest (3-2): The Demon Deacons lost to Duke for the first time in 13 years and lost star wide receiver Michael Campanaro for the next few weeks with a broken hand. On the bright side, Deandre Martin was solid for the second straight week, giving the Deacons another threat at running back, to go with Josh Harris. Last week's power ranking: 9. Next up: at Maryland, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU).
9. Maryland (2-2): How brutal was Saturday for the ACC's second tier? The Terrapins moved up a spot by having the week off. Last week's power ranking: 10. Next up: vs. Wake Forest, Saturday, 3:30, ESPNU.
10. Georgia Tech (2-3): The Yellow Jackets have lost back-to-back home games, and they could never stop Middle Tennessee State. With the wheels dangerously close to coming off, Georgia Tech heads to Death Valley this weekend. Last week's power ranking: 7. Next up: at Clemson, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN).
11. Virginia (2-3): Louisiana Tech put up 44 points at Virginia as the Cavaliers lost their third straight. It's now a full-fledged quarterback controversy in Charlottesville. Last week's power ranking: 11. Next up: at Duke, Saturday, 3 p.m. ET (RSN).
12. Boston College (1-3): Chase Rettig threw for 341 yards, 193 to WR Alex Amidon. Plus, the Eagles got WR Bobby Swigert back. Now they need the defense to step up. Last week's power ranking: 12. Next up: at Army, Saturday, noon, CBS Sports Network.
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