Now that we're underway, I wanted to throw out my weekly power rankings for the first time this season. As a reminder, these rankings take into consideration how a team has played all year and aren't simply based on their last game. There is weight given to what a team has done lately, though.
That said, here are my rankings after the first week of action. These typically fluctuate quite a bit for the first half of the season before settling in once we have a better idea of where teams fit.
Regarding Pitt, I don't think they're nearly as bad as the final score of that Youngstown State game showed. But I also couldn't legitimately slot them higher than teams who won their opener by 40 and 50 points, either.
1. Clemson (1-0) - Crushed Kent State, 56-3
2. Florida State (0-1) - Lost to Alabama, 24-7, and also lost quarterback Deondre Francois for the season with an injury
3. Virginia Tech (1-0) - Impressive 31-24 win over No. 22 West Virginia
4. Louisville (1-0) - Close 35-28 win over Purdue
5. Miami (1-0) - Easy 41-13 win over Bethune-Cookman
6. Georgia Tech (0-1) - Lost 42-41 in double overtime vs. No. 25 Tennessee
7. North Carolina State (0-1) - 35-28 loss to South Carolina
8. North Carolina (0-1) - 35-30 loss to Cal
9. Duke (1-0) - 60-7 win over North Carolina Central
10-. Wake Forest (1-0) - 51-7 win over Presbyterian
11. Syracuse (1-0) - 50-7 win over Central Connecticut
12. Pitt (1-0) - 28-21 overtime win over Youngstown State
13. Virginia (1-0) - 28-10 win over William & Mary
14. Boston College (1-0) - Narrow win over Northern Illinois, 23-20