Once again, Clemson looked dominant against an ACC quasi-challenger. Following a 42-17 rout over Miami, it’s obvious: the gap between the Tigers and the rest of the ACC remains wide.
- No. 1 Clemson
- No. 4 Notre Dame
- No. 5 North Carolina
- No. 13 Miami
- No. 23 Virginia Tech
This marks the first time since 1997 that North Carolina has entered the top five of the AP Poll. Of note: Mack Brown was in his first stint at UNC in 1997.
New AP Top 25
Goodbye, LSU the first defending champ to be unranked since 2011.https://t.co/QCVrAx9RCd
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) October 11, 2020
Just outside of the poll, three other ACC teams received votes: NC State, Boston College and Virginia. The Wolfpack (3-1) are on the verge of returning to the AP Top 25.