ACC Football: Coastal Division Power Rankings Week 12
Another week of ACC Football, another round of Coastal Division Power Rankings
Week 12 was all about the crash and burn.
You know the sound. “Screeeeeeeech and boom.”
Or for the undoctrinated, this:
That is the sound many conferences heard this week.
In the Big Ten they heard the sound at Ohio State. At first it was for their season as Michigan State almost pulled the upset before inexplicably going for two with five minutes left.
The Buckeyes did send a sound bite to the CFP committee though. If Ohio State beats Michigan but doesn’t make the Big Ten Championship, the committee might have to crash and burn some other team’s chances.
In the Pac 12, they heard it at Washington State. Wazzu probably saw their slim playoff hopes crash and burn with their loss at Colorado. The Cougars could cause the conference to crash and burn though if they beat Washington this weekend and then win the PAC 12 next week.
In the Big 12, they heard it in West Virginia. The Mountaineers saw their season crash and burn as Oklahoma crushed them at home. Speaking of the Sooners, their season is all of sudden back in line after the country left them for dead back in week three.
Charlie Strong also heard the crash and burn sound as Texas lost to Kansas for the first time since 1938. And no that is not a typo. The broken coach was promptly fired Sunday evening.
In the SEC, they heard it in LSU. The Tigers had already fired one coach who couldn’t score points.
They will be looking at firing another such coach. Ed Orgeron’s team has just ten points in their last two home games. Alabama also sent a crash and burn tweet to the rest of America with their 31-3 thumping of Chattanooga.
In the land of ACC football, they heard in Louisville of the Atlantic Division. The Cardinals have been complaining all season about not getting respect. Well after the performance they put up in Houston they are complaining no more. Not only did Louisville’s season crash and burn in the 36-10 beat down, but so might have Lamar Jackson’s Heisman cushion.
Well that leaves just the ACC Coastal. So let’s get started.
Last week: Lost to Georgia Tech 31-17
Last rank: 7th
Duke Blue Devils
Last week: Lost 56-14 to Pittsburgh
Last rank: 6th
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Last week: Won 31-17 against Virginia
Last rank: 5th
Last week: Won 56-14 against Duke
Last rank: 4th
Last week: Won 27-13 against NC State
Last rank: 3rd
Virginia Tech Hokies
Last week: Won 34-31 against Notre Dame
Last rank: 2nd
North Carolina Tar Heels
Last week: Won 41-7 against the Citadel
Last rank: 1st
Well that does it for this week.
Yes,there are two teams in the one spot. Considering the overall play, they both have earned that distinction this season. If either loses this weekend, separating the two will be easier. If they both win, then don’t be surprised to see both maintain the top spot to end the season.
The ACC football season comes to an end this weekend. Then all that is left is a championship showdown with Clemson. If the Coastal winner wins that, then the ACC will crash and burn just like so many other teams did this weekend.
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