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OAYP: Week Eight ACC Roundup

By Jim Johnson
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SP Editor Jim Johnson's OAYP advanced metric ranks every team in the league, the top five players at each position, and gives its team of the week.

OAYP has now been fully updated with the week eight data.

These weekly conference roundups detail the most highly rated players in the league, the top performers of that week, and the ever-changing overall team strength, offensive, and defensive rankings.

TEAM RANKINGS

- You can click here for the full 130 FBS team rankings, which includes each team’s national offensive, defensive, and strength of schedule ranking.

- I’ll also include OAYP’s prediction for each team’s next opponent, which is currently hitting 61% against the spread this season.

1. Clemson 3.32

Offensive Ranking: 1
Defensive Ranking: 1

Week 9 Vegas Line: Boston College at Clemson (-34)
OAYP Prediction: Clemson by 34

2. Virginia 0.99

Offensive Ranking: 7
Defensive Ranking: 3

Week 9 Vegas Line: Virginia (-3.5) at Louisville
OAYP Prediction: Virginia by 6

3. Pitt 0.69

Offensive Ranking: 11
Defensive Ranking: 2

Week 9 Vegas Line: Miami at Pitt (-5.5)
OAYP Prediction: Pitt by 2.5

4. Miami 0.59

Offensive Ranking: 8
Defensive Ranking: 5

Week 9 Vegas Line: Miami (-5.5) at Pitt
OAYP Prediction: Pitt by 2.5

5. Florida State 0.38

Offensive Ranking: 6
Defensive Ranking: 6

Week 9 Vegas Line: Syracuse at Florida State (-10.5)
OAYP Prediction: Florida State by 12.5

6. North Carolina 0.35

Offensive Ranking: 5
Defensive Ranking: 7

Week 9 Vegas Line: Duke at North Carolina (-3.5)
OAYP Prediction: North Carolina by 4

7. Duke 0.21

Offensive Ranking: 10
Defensive Ranking: 8

Week 9 Vegas Line: Duke (+3.5) at North Carolina
OAYP Prediction: North Carolina by 4

8. NC State 0.08

Offensive Ranking: 12
Defensive Ranking: 4

9. Louisville 0.07

Offensive Ranking: 2
Defensive Ranking: 14

Week 9 Vegas Line: Virginia at Louisville (+3.5)
OAYP Prediction: Virginia by 6

10. Wake Forest -0.03

Offensive Ranking: 4
Defensive Ranking: 9

11. Boston College -0.32

Offensive Ranking: 3
Defensive Ranking: 12

Week 9 Vegas Line: Boston College (+34) at Clemson
OAYP Prediction: Clemson by 34

12. Syracuse -0.74

Offensive Ranking: 13
Defensive Ranking: 10

Week 9 Vegas Line: Syracuse (+10.5) at Florida State
OAYP Prediction: Florida State by 12.5

13. Virginia Tech -0.81

Offensive Ranking: 9
Defensive Ranking: 13

14. Georgia Tech -0.95

Offensive Ranking: 14
Defensive Ranking: 11

POSITION RANKINGS

- Now that I’m normalizing the player scores, which removes any inequitability in scoring from one position group to the next, my rough tiers have changed correspondingly:

  • Zero is still the mean
  • Less than zero is, obviously, below average, but I don’t think any real red flags go up until <-2.0
  • 0.0-0.99 is above average, 1.0-1.99 is good, 2.0-2.99 would typically be about an all-conference caliber player in the average league, 3.0-3.99 should a first team all-conference lock (depending on the year, even an All-American or national award finalist), and >4.0 should be an All-American

QB

  1. Jamie Newman, Wake Forest 1.01
  2. Trevor Lawrence, Clemson 0.85
  3. Sam Howell, North Carolina 0.41
  4. Kenny Pickett, Pitt -0.32
  5. Bryce Perkins, Virginia -0.64

RB

  1. Travis Etienne, Clemson 2.32
  2. AJ Dillon, Boston College 2.17
  3. Cam Akers, Florida State 1.25
  4. Deejay Dallas, Miami 0.53
  5. David Bailey, Boston College 0.48

WR

  1. Tee Higgins, Clemson 4.12
  2. Tamorrion Terry, Florida State 4.09
  3. Sage Surratt, Wake Forest 3.08
  4. Dyami Brown, North Carolina 2.47
  5. Tutu Atwell, Louisville 1.97

TE

  1. Hunter Long, Boston College 3.6
  2. Brevin Jordan, Miami 2.89
  3. Cary Angeline, NC State 1.78
  4. Nakia Griffin-Stewart, Pitt 0.9
  5. James Mitchell, Virginia Tech 0.71

OT

  1. Tremayne Anchrum, Clemson 3.92
  2. Tyler Vrabel, Boston College 2.77
  3. Jackson Carman, Clemson 2.18
  4. Justin Herron, Wake Forest 1.75
  5. Ben Petrula, Boston College 1.66

OG

  1. Gage Cervenka, Clemson 2.92
  2. John Phillips, Boston College 2.9
  3. John Simpson, Clemson 2.2
  4. Anthony Palazzolo, Boston College 1.05
  5. Joshua Fedd-Jackson, NC State 0.74

C

  1. Sean Pollard, Clemson 2.86
  2. Alec Lindstrom, Boston College 1.76
  3. Zach Tom, Wake Forest 0.46
  4. Jack Wohlabaugh, Duke 0.29
  5. Grant Gibson, NC State -0.03

EDGE

  1. Victor Dimukeje, Duke 3.75
  2. Patrick Jones, Pitt 3.64
  3. Carlos Basham, Wake Forest 2.84
  4. Alton Robinson, Syracuse 2.66
  5. Chris Rumph, Duke 2.31

DL

  1. Larrell Murchison, NC State 3.42
  2. Marvin Wilson, Florida State 2.23
  3. Jalen Twyman, Pitt 1.23
  4. Trevon McSwain, Duke 1.07
  5. Cory Durden, Florida State 0.76

LB

  1. Isaiah Simmons, Clemson 3.59
  2. Shaq Quarterman, Miami 2.73
  3. Rayshard Ashby, Virginia Tech 2.14
  4. Max Richardson, Boston College 2.04
  5. Jordan Mack, Virginia 1.96

CB

  1. Dane Jackson, Pitt 2.56
  2. Leonard Johnson, Duke 2.25
  3. Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech 2
  4. Jermaine Waller, Virginia Tech 1.91
  5. Chamarri Conner, Virginia Tech 1.81

S

  1. Paris Ford, Pitt 3.61
  2. Nasir Greer, Wake Forest 2.48
  3. K'Von Wallace, Clemson 2.08
  4. Joey Blount, Virginia 1.93
  5. Tanner Muse, Clemson 1.77

TEAM OF THE WEEK

QB -- Quincy Patterson, Virginia Tech
RB -- Travis Etienne, Clemson
RB -- David Bailey, Boston College
WR -- Taj Harris, Syracuse
WR -- Sage Surratt, Wake Forest
WR -- Devin Carter, NC State
TE -- Hunter Long, Boston College
OT -- Tremayne Anchrum, Clemson
OT -- Tyler Vrabel, Boston College
OG -- Gage Cervenka, Clemson
OG -- John Phillips, Boston College
C -- Sean Pollard, Clemson

EDGE -- Justin Foster, Clemson
EDGE -- Norell Pollard, Virginia Tech
DL -- Jarrod Hewitt, Virginia Tech
DL -- Josh Black, Syracuse
LB -- Shaq Quarterman, Miami
LB -- Jordan Mack, Virginia
LB -- Max Richardson, Boston College
CB -- Leonard Johnson, Duke
CB -- Jason Maitre, Boston College
S -- Joey Blount, Virginia
S -- Paris Ford, Pitt
DB -- Damar Hamlin, Pitt

Jim Johnson - Editor of Southern Pigskin, Producer of "Three & Out", and host of "Explosive Recruiting" on the Southern Pigskin Radio Network. E-mail: jim@espncoastal.com Twitter: @JimJohnsonSP