ACC Week 1 Rankings & Quick Takes

What happened in all the Week 1 ACC games? Where are all the teams ranked, and what’s the quick take on each game? Check out the ACC rankings and analysis.

ACC Week 1 Rankings, Predictions & Quick Takes

Rankings will be done and changed on the fly each weekend after the games are over and the Quick Takes are up.

How are the picks so far? SU: 3-0, ATS: 1-1

1. Louisville (1-0)

Final Score: Louisville 70, Charlotte 7
Prediction: Louisville 51, Charlotte 17, Louisville -39.5, o/u: 61
Up Next: at Syracuse

Quick Take: Lamar Jackson set a school record with eight total touchdowns – all in the first half – as the Cardinals looked perfect against the 49ers, at least on the way to a 56-0 halftime lead. With 663 yards of total offense, and with the team taking it easy in the second half, it was a nearly-perfect opening game performance – at least on the scoreboard. The O line was a bit shaky at times, there were three turnovers and ten penalties, but with a playmaker like Jackson coming up with a special performance, there’s no real complaint.
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2. North Carolina State (1-0)

Final Score: NC State 48, William & Mary 14
Prediction: NC State 41, William & Mary 27
Up Next: at East Carolina

Quick Take: That’s how it’s supposed to work. It took a quarter to get there, but the offense was balanced throughout, and the defense became a rock against the run and didn’t let William & Mary move the ball after an early scoring drive. Former Boise State QB Ryan Finley looked the part with a sharp and efficient effort completing 17-of-21 passes for 174 yards and two scores, but it was Matt Dayes who carried the day with 138 yards and two scores. The first real test comes up next week, but as openers go, State will take this.

3. Wake Forest (1-0)

Final Score: Wake Forest 7, Tulane 3
Prediction: Wake Forest 31, Tulane 16, Wake Forest -17, o/u: 43
Up Next: at Duke

Quick Take: The offense didn’t work cranking up just 175 yards, but the defense held firm against the Tulane ground attack to survive the ugly slugfest. A win is a win is a win – with Kendall Hinton getting the only score on a second quarter touchdown run – but for a veteran team in need of a hot start to show this is a different team and a different season, it didn’t look the part. But in this game, take the 1-0 and move on.

Source: College Football News

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