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Week 3 ACC power rankings

Which team is the league's best? Dave Miller

Print This September 11, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

Every Tuesday during the season I will release league power rankings, which you can find under the College tab at the top of this page. The six BCS conferences will all have their own power rankings, while I will also rank the best of the non-BCS squads.

With that in mind, let's take a look at how the ACC shapes up:

1. Virginia Tech (2-0): The Hokies rode strong special teams to a 42-7 victory over Austin Peay.

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2. Clemson (2-0): DeAnde Hopkins caught three touchdown passes in a 52-27 victory over Ball State.

3. Florida State (2-0): EJ Manuel passed for three touchdowns in the opening seven minutes as the Seminoles claimed a weather-shortened 55-0 win over Savannah State.

4. Georgia Tech (1-1): The Yellow Jackets racked up 712 total yards as they overmatched Presbyterian 59-3.

5. Virginia (2-0): The Cavaliers notched a 17-16 victory over Penn State, aided by four missed field goals by the Nittany Lions.

6. N.C. State (1-1): The Wolfpack forced four UConn turnovers in a 10-7 road victory.

7. Wake Forest (2-0): Jim Grobe's team notched an ACC win by closing out North Carolina late in the league opener for both squads.

8. North Carolina (1-1): The Tar Heels fell to Wake Forest on the road 28-27 when Demon Deacons quarterback Tanner Price scored on a 1-yard sneak with 2:09 left.

9. Maryland (2-0): Randy Edsall's Terps are 2-0 after holding on for the win over Temple.

10. Miami (1-1): Al Golden's squad was physically dominated in a 52-13 road loss to Kansas State.

11. Boston College (1-1): Chase Rettig threw three touchdown passes as BC beat Maine 34-3 and bounced back from its opening loss to Miami.

12. Duke (1-1): David Cutcliffe's Blue Devils had only four rushing yards in the first half as they fell to Stanford in Palo Alto.

Email dave.miller@nationalfootballpost.com or follow me on Twitter at Miller_Dave

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