17NC State will take massive tumble down rankings
With its huge win over Florida State in Week 10, NC State vaulted up seven spots to No. 14 in the College Football Playoff rankings heading into Thursday’s game against Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons had recently been absolutely hammered by Clemson, Florida State, and Syracuse, and came into Week 11 with just one conference win.
Not surprisingly, the Wolfpack were heavy favorites to win at home. But that’s not how the game played out. Instead, NC State’s defense fell apart and allowed quarterback Jamie Newman to have a monster game leading his team to a stunning 27-23 win.
The ACC is strong this year, and the selection committee has shown it some love. But after this loss, one should expect to see the Wolfpack take a massive tumble down the rankings, perhaps one that’s even larger than the seven-spot boost they got heading into Week 11.