USA TODAY Reporter: 'The ACC race is wide open' – Clemson Wire

A USA TODAY Sports writer weighed in on the current college football landscape after a Week 5 that was full of prime-time matchups, upsets and close games.
In his 5 overreactions from Week 5, USA TODAY Sports Eddie Timanus gave his two cents on what the rest of the season may look like for the ACC. Timanus mentions that while the Coastal Division is certainly still up in the air, Clemson will likely dominate the ACC as a whole this fall.
“The Coastal Division certainly is, especially in the aftermath of defending league champion Pittsburgh’s disastrous effort against Georgia Tech. Any number of teams could emerge, but none appears to be even a remotely significant favorite.
In reality though, the conference race is likely over. Yes, there are four ACC Atlantic teams currently in the Top 25 and a fifth, Florida State, that could work its way back in. But Clemson already owns wins against two of them, and it seems unlikely the Tigers will lose twice the rest of the way or that Syracuse will somehow upset things. Clemson will then be heavily favored against whoever survives the Coastal – North Carolina? Duke? – in the conference title game.”
The Tigers hit the road for the third time this season this weekend when they travel to Chestnut Hill to take on Boston College for the third ACC matchup in a row. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on ABC.
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Briningstool currently ranks third for the Tigers in receptions this season behind freshman Antonio Williams and Beaux Collins.
Clemson’s DJ Uiagalelei was still noticeably absent from USA Today’s Top 10 quarterbacks despite two back-to-back ranked wins.
After an exciting Week 5, here’s our ACC power rankings heading into Week 6.
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