Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets: ACC Coastal Power Rankings, Week 9

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Oct 24, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Justin Thomas (5) celebrates with fans after fans stormed the field following their win over the Florida State Seminoles at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia Tech won 22-16. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets pulled off a stunning upset of Florida State on Saturday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium, giving the Seminoles their first ACC defeat in over 1000 days by a final score of 22-16

The Yellow Jackets upset of the previously #9 ranked Seminoles had implications not only in the ACC, but on the national stage as well. Florida State was contending for a berth in the College Football Playoff, but now with one loss to an unranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets team, the Seminoles are for the moment out of the CFP conversation.

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Currently in the ACC Coastal Division, there is a clear divide between the top of the division and the bottom. Four teams in the Coastal have 3 or more losses in the ACC, while the top 3 teams are all undefeated within the conference. This disparity between the top 3 teams in the division and the bottom for makes it essentially a 3 team race for the division crown.

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With victories for North Carolina, Duke and Pittsburgh this past weekend, the division leaders keep pace with one another on their quest to earn a bert to the ACC Title Game in December. Any of the three top teams could easily lay claim to the top spot in the rankings at this point in time — but we will have more clarity come Thursday when North Carolina faces the Pittsburgh Panthers.

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets won back some pride this weekend; and though are currently out of the running for the division crown, can still be a force in the Coastal if they continue to play well. Here are the Week 9 ACC Coastal Division Power Rankings for ATL All Day.

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