ACC QB rankings entering week 10: Jordan Travis joins the elite tier
ACC quarterback rankings have been updated entering Week 10.
There’s plenty of movement throughout the rankings this week, including with Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis. He threw for a career-high 396 yards this week in a win over Georgia Tech.
This ranking also serves as the debut for a pair of impressive true freshmen: Zach Pyron and MJ Morris.
Here’s Saturday Road’s updated QB rankings entering Week 10:
14. Brennan Armstrong, Virginia (Last week: 12)
Virginia’s defense did a great job vs. Miami last week. The offense? Not a single touchdown in regulation or in four overtime periods against one of the worst defenses in the ACC.
13. Grant Wells, Virginia Tech (Last week: 11)
Grants Wells jumps back two spots due to Virginia Tech’s loss against NC State last weekend. This game was there for the taking, and the Hokies just couldn’t move the ball enough in the second half.
12. Zach Pyron, Georgia Tech (Last week: N/A)
Georgia Tech didn’t stand a chance vs. Florida State last week, but Zach Pyron played well in his first shot at extended snaps. Pyron is a true freshman and former 4-star prospect who seems to be the future at QB for the Yellow Jackets.
11. Phil Jurkovec, Boston College (Last week: 7)
Phil Jurkovec slides back four spots after losing to UConn this week. Boston College’s nightmare season continues.
10. Jake Garcia, Miami (Last week: 9)
Jake Garcia was ineffective as a passer vs. Virginia last week, but he did score the game-winning two-point conversion in quadruple overtime. You win some, you lose some. Tyler Van Dyke could return to action this week vs. Florida State.
9. Kedon Slovis, Pittsburgh (Last week: 10)
Kedon Slovis moves up a spot even though Pittsburgh got out-classed in the fourth quarter by North Carolina last week. Slovis made some nice throws, but something is clearly missing from this Pitt offense — and it isn’t the running game.
8. MJ Morris, NC State (Last week: N/A)
MJ Morris debuts at No. 8 after his unbelievable fourth-quarter performance vs. Virginia Tech last week. He looks good, but this ranking is more about the struggles from the guys who are ranked behind him.
7. Malik Cunningham, Louisville (Last week: 8)
Malik Cunningham moves up one spot after Louisville’s top 10 win over Wake Forest. Cunningham has had an up-and-down season, but the Cardinals are one win away from bowl eligibility and could be ranked next week.
6. DJ Uiagalelei, Clemson (Last week: 5)
DJ Uiagalelei slips back one spot on his bye week to make room for Jordan Travis in the top five. Uiagalelei gets a major shot at redemption this weekend in South Bend.
5. Garrett Shrader, Syracuse (Last week: 4)
Garrett Shrader missed the second half of Syracuse’s loss to Notre Dame due to injury. Carlos Del Rio-Wilson played well in Shrader’s absence. It’s unclear who will get the start vs. Pitt this weekend.
4. Sam Hartman, Wake Forest (Last week: 2)
When it rains, it pours — that seems to be especially true for Sam Hartman. Once the turnovers happen, they don’t seem to stop. Hartman turned it over five times in the third quarter vs. Louisville before Wake Forest finally pulled the plug. He’s still second in the ACC in passer efficiency rating, though.
3. Riley Leonard, Duke (Last week: 3)
Riley Leonard got Week 9 off as the Blue Devils were idle. Duke can become bowl-eligible with a win this week.
2. Jordan Travis, Florida State (Last week: 6)
Jordan Travis reaches the No. 2 spot for the first time this season. He’s been excellent this year and played perhaps his best game yet in the win over Georgia Tech.
1. Drake Maye, North Carolina (Last week: 1)
Drake Maye has been dominant all year, but he broke out on a national stage this week with a five-touchdown performance in the win over Pitt. He’s suddenly in the mix for the Heisman Trophy.