Ranking the ACC

1. Clemson (12-0): Tigers survive against their Carolina, now get the real Carolina.

2. UNC (11-1): State champs out-scored the “Big Four,” 161 to 79.

3. FSU (10-2): Dalvin Cook should be the ACC player of the year.

4. Miami (8-4): Take out those crossover games with FSU and Clemson and Al Golden probably still has his job.

5. Pitt (8-4): Ugly home loss to Miami to close out an otherwise good season.

6. Louisville (7-5): Big comeback against Kentucky could payoff come bowl selection time.

7. Virginia Tech (6-6): The bowl streak lives and Justin Fuente is on his way.

8. N.C. State (7-5): Dave Doeren has to figure out how to win more ACC home games (2-10).

9. Duke (7-5): Devils stop the bleeding, bowl date with Navy likely up next.

10. Virginia (4-8): Mike London never had a chance against that schedule.

11. Georgia Tech (3-9): Disappointing finish to a disappointing season.

12. Syracuse (4-8): Scott Shafer beats BC on his way out the door.

13. Wake Forest (3-9): Rebuilding process continues for the Deacs.

14. Boston College (3-9): Eagles can’t avoid an emotional letdown after Notre Dame loss.