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2020 ACC football power rankings

Senior safety Damar Hamlin (03) tackles Syracuse running back Jarveon Howard (28) during the 2018 matchup with the Orange at Heinz Field.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

September 6, 2020

College football is back — the first eight FBS games of the season took place this weekend, giving fans a glimpse of what a season amid the COVID-19 pandemic will look like. While the nation’s most prestigious conference, the SEC, won’t kick off until Sept. 26, the ACC and Big 12 will debut the first Power Five conference games this week.

Pitt sports venues, ranked

The Petersen Events Center, which opened in 2002 on the former site of Pitt Stadium, is home to the Pitt men’s and women’s basketball teams.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

July 21, 2020

Pitt hosts 19 varsity sports teams, with eight different home fields between them. When you’re on campus for the first time, it can be overwhelming to decide where to go or what teams to see, so here are the definitive rankings for which facility to see first.

ACC Basketball Preview: Duke poised to repeat as champs

Head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils are poised to win the 13th ACC title of his tenure.

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

While the top four basketball teams in the ACC are abundantly clear, the rest of the conference is largely up for grabs.

Coastal Power Rankings: Miami to dethrone Pitt as champs

Miami Hurricanes defensive back Trajan Bandy wears the team’s iconic turnover chain.

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

After stealing the ACC Coastal crown in 2018, the Panthers will be hard-pressed to finish above any of the division’s top three teams this season.

The Pitt News ACC power rankings, week nine results

Pitt’s 31-14 defeat over Virginia pushed the Panthers up one ranking, placing them in the 12th spot. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By TPN Sports Desk

November 2, 2017

After the ninth week of ACC football play, only four teams held steady in their rankings. Clemson returned to first with its 24-10 defeat over Georgia Tech. Wake Forest saw the most upward movement, rising from 11th to seventh place. Pitt’s 31-14 defeat over Virginia pushed the Panthers up one r...

TPN ACC power rankings, week eight results

Miami running back Travis Homer (24) breaks away for a 33-yard fourth-quarter touchdown run against Syracuse Oct. 21. The Hurricanes won 27-19. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

By TPN Sports Desk

October 27, 2017

With the ACC football regular season winding down, the top-ranked teams are holding steady. Miami maintained its claim of the top-ranked position as a result of its undefeated season, with Clemson, NC State and Virginia Tech close behind with one loss each. The middle of the group saw the most movemen...

The Pitt News ACC power rankings, week six results

Miami running back Mark Walton (1) runs for yardage in the fourth quarter against Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Miami won, 24-20. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)

By TPN Sports Desk

October 12, 2017

With college football reaching its midway point, some teams are holding strong while others are scrapping for any chance at a bowl game. Clemson and Miami remain the sole undefeated giants, while teams such as Louisville, Duke, Wake Forest and Pitt slipped down the rankings. Here’s The Pitt ...

The Pitt News ACC power rankings, week 5 results

Miami Hurricanes' Travis Homer (24) runs for a third quarter touchdown against the Toledo Rockets on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

By TPN Sports Desk

October 6, 2017

While five undefeated ACC football teams entered the fifth week of play, only two escaped unscathed. Clemson and Miami remain in the first and second spots, respectively — a result of their unbeatable performances. The Hokies, Blue Devils and Demon Deacons all suffered their first losses of the 2...

The Pitt News ACC power rankings, week four results

Pitt's defensive efforts struggled to slow down Penn State's play during the Panthers' loss on Sept. 9. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

By TPN Sports Desk

September 28, 2017

College football is entering week five of play, and fans are learning where ACC teams stand. Clemson has continued to steamroll competition and is secure in the top-ranked spot. Pitt, however, began in the middle of the pack and has dropped all the way to last place. With multiple matchups with undefeated...

The Pitt News ACC power rankings, week three results

Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney, left, holds the College Football Playoff National Championship trophy while he and his team celebrate their 35-31 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 in Tampa, Fla. (Loren Elliot/Tampa Bay Times/TNS)

By TPN Sports Desk

September 20, 2017

After several teams faced game cancellations in the last two weeks, this week welcomed play for all teams. Even though Florida State and Miami have only played one game each this season, they remain at the top of rankings based on preseason and early season performances. Pitt’s second loss of the...

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