ACC QB power rankings entering Week 10: Jordan Travis continues to lead the pack
ACC quarterback power rankings have been updated entering Week 10.
A couple of injured quarterbacks returned to the lineup (and these rankings) after Week 9, which is the primary reason why some quarterbacks in the middle of this list have moved back. Jordan Travis retains the top spot this week after scoring 4 total touchdowns in a win over Wake Forest last week.
Here’s Saturday Road’s updated QB power rankings ahead of Week 10:
14. Christian Veilleux, Pitt (Last week: 14)
Christian Veilleux threw 4 interceptions in a 58-7 loss to Notre Dame last week. Whether it’s Veilleux or Jurkovec, Pitt’s offense has no chance.
13. Mitch Griffis, Wake Forest (Last week: N/A)
Griffis and Wake Forest were overmatched vs. Florida State last week. Griffis is dead last amongst qualified ACC quarterbacks in total QBR.
12. Garrett Shrader, Syracuse (Last week: 11)
Syracuse’s offense has just evaporated since September. I’m not sure how much of that is Shrader’s fault, but it’s the reality of the Orange’s 2023 season. Syracuse hasn’t scored more than 14 points in a game since Sept. 23.
11. Cade Klubnik, Clemson (Last week: 6)
Cade Klubnik is having a nightmare season. Clemson is now 4-4 for the first time since 2010 and Klubnik’s turnover woes are a big reason why. He’s 10th in the ACC in Total QBR.
10. MJ Morris, NC State (Last week: 9)
NC State’s offense still doesn’t look quite right, but MJ Morris is giving the Wolfpack a chance.
9. Tony Muskett, Virginia (Last week: 7)
Tony Muskett isn’t going to win you the game by himself, but he’s been solid for a Virginia offense that is short on playmakers and consistency. He nearly led the Cavs to another upset win last week in Miami.
8. Haynes King, Georgia Tech (Last week: 8)
Truthfully, I don’t know what to do with Haynes King. He’s fourth in the ACC in passer efficiency rating and just lit up Carolina in a big win last week. He also leads the ACC in interceptions with 10.
7. Riley Leonard, Duke (Last week: N/A)
Leonard started Duke’s loss to Louisville in Week 9, but he still doesn’t look like himself.
6. Kyron Drones, Virginia Tech (Last week: 5)
Kyron Drones has completely turned Virginia Tech’s season around. The Hokies now control their own destiny in-part thanks to the ex-Baylor transfer. He threw for 194 yards and rushed for 56 more in a win over Syracuse last week.
5. Jack Plummer, Louisville (Last week: 4)
Jack Plummer is 5th in the ACC this season in passer efficiency rating and has the Cardinals nearing an ACC Championship Game berth for the first time ever.
4. Thomas Castellanos, Boston College (Last week: 3)
Thomas Castellanos battled injuries last week but gutted out a crucial win over UConn. Castellanos and the Eagles are now just one win away from bowl eligibility.
3. Tyler Van Dyke, Miami (Last week: N/A)
Tyler Van Dyke returned in Week 9 and led the Canes to another overtime win, but he looked a little bit rusty. Still, it’s hard to rank him lower than third on this list when he leads the ACC in passer efficiency rating through Week 9.
2. Drake Maye, North Carolina (Last week: 2)
Another week, another North Carolina loss. This one can’t be blamed on Drake Maye in any capacity, however. He threw for 310 yards and 2 touchdowns on 25 attempts in the loss.
1. Jordan Travis, Florida State (Last week: 1)
I moved Jordan Travis into the top spot before Week 9 and he responded with perhaps his best game of the season: 359 yards and 3 touchdowns while adding another score on the ground. Travis looks to be peaking at the right time.