ACC football rankings heading into Week 6 of the 2016 season. Clemson tops Louisville in a fantastic finished to claim the top spot.
It was billed as the Game of the Week, and it lived up to the hype.
Clemson let a big lead slip away as Lamar Jackson brought Louisville back, but it was the Tigers who came out on top with a 42-36 victory and now sit atop our ACC rankings. The Cardinals suffered their first loss of the season, but they still should be considered one of the best teams in the country despite the close defeat.
Here’s a look at the rest of the ACC after five weeks.
Week 6 ACC Football Rankings
Losses to Virginia and Northwestern now on its resume.
Two consecutive wins following an 0-3 start.
The Orange have allowed 181 points over their last four games.
11. Boston College
Three wins are over UMass, Wagner and Buffalo. Two losses are in ACC play.
10. Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets won their first three before running into Clemson and Miami.
9. Wake Forest
Failed first true test at NC State.
8. North Carolina State
Wolfpack are 3-1 after a 33-16 win over the Demon Deacons.
Stepped out of conference and handled Marshall at home.
6. Virginia Tech
Had a bye week after back-to-back wins.
The Seminoles have gone from College Football Playoff contenders to major disappointments.
4. North Carolina
Tar Heels looked down and out before Nick Weiler’s 54-yard field goal as time expired to pick up a huge win at FSU.
The Hurricanes are 4-0 heading into a matchup with what likely will be an angry Florida State team.
This close loss shouldn’t hurt the Cardinals much when it comes to the College Football Playoff picture if they can run the table.
The Tigers haven’t always looked impressive this season, but they did when it mattered most.