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ACC Thoughts On The AP Top 25, Week 11

Sunday, November 10, 2013 7:05pm

Here's the latest AP Top 25. I've added a few of my ACC-centric thoughts on it below.

SCHOOL

RECORD

POINTS

PREVIOUS

1. Alabama (56)9-0 1,472 1
2. Florida St. (3)9-0 1,418 3
3. Ohio St. 9-0 1,310 4
4. Baylor8-0 1,303 5
5. Stanford8-1 1,272 6
6. Oregon8-1 1,139 2
7. Auburn9-1 1,109 7
8. Clemson8-1 1,049 8
9. Missouri9-1 1,012 9
10. Texas A&M8-2 909 11
11. South Carolina7-2 857 13
12. Oklahoma St.8-1 780 15
13. UCLA7-2 669 16
14. Michigan St.8-1 633 18
15. UCF7-1 596 19
16. Fresno St.9-0 588 17
17. Wisconsin7-2 503 21
18. LSU7-3 470 10
19. Louisville8-1 467 20
20. N. Illinois9-0 396 22
21. Arizona St. 7-2 362 23
22. Oklahoma7-2 285 12
23. Texas7-2 185 NR
24. Miami7-2 121 14
25. Georgia6-3 78 NR

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:

Mississippi 68, Minnesota 20, Nebraska 16, Duke 11, Southern Cal 10, Washington 9, Ball St. 7, Virginia Tech 5, BYU 3, Notre Dame 2, Houston 1. 

NOTES:

* I joked after Thursday night's Stanford-Oregon game that I expected to see FSU fans storming the field in Palo Alto. The Cardinal's defeat of the Ducks allowed the Seminoles to move up to No. 2 in the AP poll and to the same, coveted spot in the BCS rankings. That margin is pretty wide. It's all in front of you, Noles. Win and you're in. It's fascinating to hear Ohio State fans complain about how folks are too down on the Big Ten and that this "bias" is weighing down the Buckeyes in the polls. Feels weird to not have an ACC team making that argument. But FSU has just been too dominant - and also has a nice win over No. 8 Clemson to point to - for anyone to question the Seminoles' credentials at this point.

* The aforementioned Tigers have really helped FSU out by continuing to win. Now, if Clemson can get past South Carolina, the ACC would have an excellent shot at landing two teams in BCS bowls.

* Miami's run was fun while it lasted, but that loss to Virginia Tech was eye-opening. Now you look back at Miami's recent stretch - narrow win over UNC, narrow win over Wake, blowout loss to FSU and convincing loss to Virginia Tech - and wonder if maybe we all overrated the Canes. Still though, Al Golden's bunch held on to a spot at the bottom of the Top 25.

* Yes, that's Duke with 11 votes, in between Nebraska and Southern Cal. No additional commentary needed.

* And Virginia Tech has snuck back into the voters minds - or at least a few of them. The Hokies earned 5 votes this week.