|EJ Manuel and the Seminoles will face Georgia Tech for the ACC title. (US Presswire)|
Here's CBSSports.com Rapid Reports ACC power ranking:
1. Florida State (10-1): The Seminoles earned a berth in the ACC Championship Game, and, with the carnage at the top of the BCS rankings, they have to be kicking themselves over the loss at NC State. Last week's power ranking: 1. Next up: vs. Florida, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, (ABC).
2. Clemson (10-1): The Tigers tied the Seminoles at the top of the Atlantic Division. The state of the Coastal Division should send ACC officials to the rulebook, looking for a loophole that will put Clemson against Florida State in the ACC Championship Game instead. Last week's power ranking: 2. Next up: vs. South Carolina, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET, (ESPN).
3. Georgia Tech (6-5): The Yellow Jackets' remarkable turnaround continued with a win over Duke. The team that lost to Middle Tennessee State is now headed to the ACC Championship Game as Coastal Division champions. Last week's power ranking: 5. Next up: at Georgia, Saturday, noon ET, (ESPN).
4. Miami (6-5): The Hurricanes control their own division destiny in more ways than one. A win over Duke on Saturday would have put Miami in the ACC Championship Game, but the school decided to self-impose a postseason ban. Last week's power ranking: 7. Next up: at Duke, Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET, (ACC Network).
5. North Carolina (7-4): The Tar Heels bounced back from an embarrassing loss to Georgia Tech with a win in Charlottesville. Carolina, serving a postseason ban, ends its season, Saturday. Last week's power ranking: 6. Next up: vs. Maryland, Saturday, 3 p.m. ET, (RSN).
6. Duke (6-5): The Blue Devils were eliminated from the Coastal race with the loss at Georgia Tech. It's the second week in a row that the team controlling its division destiny lost its first game in the driver's seat. And Miami, which would have controlled its own destiny this week, self-imposed a postseason ban on Monday, ending the division race. Last week's power ranking: 3. Next up: vs. Miami, Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET, (ACC Network).
7. NC State (6-5): The Wolfpack had an offensive show against Clemson, but the defense didn't show up. Tom O'Brien is on the hot seat as State prepares for his old school, Boston College. Last week's power ranking: 4. Next up: vs. Boston College, Saturday, 3 p.m. ET, (ESPN3).
8. Virginia Tech (5-6): There's disappointing, and there's “lose to Boston College to miss a bowl” disappointing. The Hokies squeaked past the Eagles in overtime to avoid the latter and keep the possibility of a bowl alive. Last week's power ranking: 10. Next up: vs. Virginia, Saturday, noon ET, (ESPNU).
9. Wake Forest (5-6): A win over Notre Dame would have been shocking on a national level, but Wake was never in the game and got shut out 38-0. The Deacons play Vanderbilt for bowl eligibility. Last week's power ranking: 8. Next up: vs. Vanderbilt, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, (ESPNU).
10. Virginia (4-7): The Cavaliers were blown out at home by North Carolina, extinguishing their slim hopes for the postseason. Their bowl game comes this week, with a chance to knock rival Virginia Tech out of the postseason. Last week's power ranking: 9. Next up: at Virginia Tech, Saturday, noon ET, (ESPNU).
11. Maryland (4-7): Wait, this isn't the Big Ten power ranking. Perhaps that conference will be easier on the ACLs. Last week's power ranking: 11. Next up: at North Carolina, Saturday, 3 ET, (RSN).
12. Boston College (2-9): The Eagles had a chance to upset Virginia Tech, but they blew a lead, played for overtime, and ended up losing the game. Just another frustrating Saturday for Boston College fans who are calling for coach Frank Spaziani's head. Last week's power ranking: 12. Next up: at NC State, Saturday, 3 p.m. ET, (ESPN3).
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