The Atlantic Coast Conference is challenging the Southeastern Conference for the dominant position among college Football leagues. Both conferences have six teams in the AP poll, in spite of Georgia falling out. When all was said and done, five new teams were listed in the AP top 25, and five teams ranked last week suffered losses. The highest ranked among the newcomers is North Carolina which upset 12th-ranked Florida State 37-35 after Nick Weiler connected on a 54 yard field goal with 4 seconds on the clock. Weiler had a point after attempt blocked and missed from 51 yards earlier in the game.

The Tar Heels appear at No. 17 this week. FSU falls to 23.

Thriller in Clemson

Two games featured top 10 teams squaring off against each other. Clemson’s defense bent, but didn’t break for Louisville in fourth quarter stands that allowed the Tigers to rally for a 42-36 win. This after Clemson held a 28-10 halftime advantage. Tiger QB Deshaun Watson tossed to touchdowns in the final eight minutes to complete the rally.

No contest at Husky Stadium

Washington routed Stanford 44-6, and eliminated Christian McCaffrey’s Heisman hopes, on national television Friday night. A makeshift Cardinal line allowed Stanford to run for only 30 yards on 29 carries. The Washington defense tackled Stanford QBs 12 times for minus 30 yards.

The Huskies moved from 10th to fifth in the week’s AP poll. Stanford drops from 7 to 15.

Good bye Dawgs

Then-No. 25 Georgia looked to be on its way to an upset after freshman quarterback Jacob Eason hit fellow frosh Rile Ridley down the sideline of a 47-yard TD pass with 10 seconds left to go ahead of 11th-ranked Tennessee 34-31.

However, Tennessee returned the kickoff to the Georgia 43 with 4 seconds left, giving quarterback Joshua Dobbs time to hit Jauan Jennings with a hail Mary pass for the winning TD as time expired. With the victory the Volunteers moved up to nine in the AP poll; Georgiafell out.

Hail Pac 12

One way of interpreting this week’s poll is that the Pac 12 is as good as the Big 10.

Both leagues boast four schools in the top 25 this week. Colorado entered the poll at No. 21 to improve the conference’s showing. Utah dropped, but stayed there, even after a 28-23 loss at Cal-Berkeley. It was the Utes first loss.

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