ACC QB power rankings entering Week 12
ACC quarterback power rankings have been updated entering Week 11.
Jordan Travis and Drake Maye continue to dominate the top of these rankings. Both of those quarterbacks led their respective teams to rivalry-game win in Week 11.
The middle class of ACC quarterbacks has continued to struggle, but passers like Kyron Drones and Anthony Colandrea did make big moves up the board this week.
Here’s Saturday Road’s updated QB power rankings ahead of Week 11:
14. Christian Veilleux, Pitt (Last week: 12)
Christian Veilleux completed 13-of-22 passes for 161 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT in a loss to Syracuse last week. It was the Orange’s first win since September.
13. Garrett Shrader, Syracuse (Last week: N/A)
Garrett Shrader returned to the lineup this week and did a mid-play backflip. He only attempted two passes in this game but Syracuse still rolled Pitt, 28-13.
12. Michael Kern, Wake Forest (Last week: N/A)
Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson announced that Michael Kern will be the starter for the rest of this season as long as he’s healthy. Wake needs to win its last two games to reach the postseason.
11. Grayson Loftis, Duke (Last week: 13)
Grayson Loftis threw for 3 touchdown passes — and nearly the game-winner — in Duke’s overtime loss to Carolina. It’s still very early in his collegiate career but he’s been solid the last couple of weeks, considering the circumstances.
10. Thomas Castellanos, Boston College (Last week: 5)
Thomas Castellanos is not a finished product. Boston College suffered a disappointing loss to Virginia Tech in Week 11.
9. Tyler Van Dyke, Miami (Last week: 6)
Tyler Van Dyke came on for the final drive of Miami’s loss to Florida State last week and threw an interception. He now has 11 picks in his last 5 games.
8. Brennan Armstrong, NC State (Last week: 9)
Brennan Armstrong is more effective as a runner than a passer at this point, but that’ll work for NC State. He had 111 passing yards and 96 rushing yards in last week’s win over Wake Forest.
7. Cade Klubnik, Clemson (Last week: 10)
Cade Klubnik threw 4 touchdown passes last week in a win over Wake Forest. He’s still inefficient though, as he threw for just 205 yards on 34 attempts.
6. Anthony Colandrea, Virginia (Last week: N/A)
He’s had somewhat limited opportunities this season, but I continue to be impressed by Virginia quarterback Anthony Colandrea. He threw for 314 yards and a touchdown on 31 attempts vs. Louisville on the road last week. That’s as well as any QB has played on the road vs. the Cardinals all season.
5. Haynes King, Georgia Tech (Last week: 4)
Haynes King had a nightmare 4-interception game against Clemson last week. King’s overall numbers this season are still solid, but he’s been limited at times vs. elite defenses this season.
4. Kyron Drones, Virginia Tech (Last week: 7)
Kyron Drones threw for 219 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 17 attempts vs. Boston College last week. Virginia Tech is closing in on its first winning record in ACC play since 2019.
3. Jack Plummer, Louisville (Last week: 3)
Jack Plummer was solid in a closer-than-expected win over Virginia in Week 11. Plummer and the Cardinals can clinch a spot in the ACC Championship Game with a win over Miami on Saturday.
2. Drake Maye, North Carolina (Last week: 2)
Drake Maye heroically led Carolina to a 47-45 win over Duke in Week 11. Maye put UNC in position to kick a game-winning field goal at the end of regulation. He then made a couple of great plays in the overtime period, including a tough completion on a 2-point conversion that proved to be the difference in the game.
1. Jordan Travis, Florida State (Last week: 1)
Jordan Travis continues to be a steady leader and producer for this undefeated Florida State team. He had 265 yards and a touchdown in a win over Miami last week.