The recent College Football Playoff Rankings were released Tuesday night as the regular season enters the final week and the upcoming weekend schedule is loaded with rivalry games.
The ACC has had three teams, Florida State, Louisville, and North Carolina, ranked in the rankings in the last couple of weeks, however, each of those teams had different results over last weekend.
Florida State rolled over North Alabama, 58-13, but suffered a huge loss when quarterback Jordan Travis suffered a season-ending injury. It is a big loss for the Seminoles who head to Gainesville this weekend to face Florida before the ACC Championship game on Dec. 2 in Charlotte. Louisville rallied to beat Miami, 38-31, on the road to clinch a berth against FSU in the ACC title game.
North Carolina, who suffered a loss at home in October at the hands of Virginia, lost at Clemson this past weekend, 31-20, and will head into their game this weekend against North Carolina State, who beat Virginia Tech, 35-28, in Blacksburg, looking to improve their bowl game.
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Florida State dropped to No. 5 after the injury to Travis, however, their path to being one of the four teams in the playoffs just got a whole lot tougher. Florida State will need to beat Florida this weekend, then have to have an impressive win over the Cardinals in the ACC Championship game.
Louisville was ranked No. 10 and for them to get into the playoffs, they are going to need chaos to happen all across college football. Their loss at Pittsburgh in October is going to come back and haunt them should they win this weekend against Kentucky, and then beat the Seminoles next weekend.
Two ACC newcomers into the rankings this week are NC State at No. 22 after beating the Hokies and Clemson, fresh off their win over the Tar Heels made an appearance at No. 24.
The conference hopes are all-in with Florida State unless the unthinkable happens for Louisville. Travis going down is going to hurt the Seminoles who need to take care of business the next two weeks to have a chance to get into the Final Four.