Wake Forest cracks top 10 in AP poll for first time in program history
Wake Forest is at No. 10 in the latest AP Top 25 following the Demon Deacons’ blowout win over Duke.
Wake Forest remains the only undefeated team in the ACC and sports an 8-0 record heading into November. This is the program’s first-ever appearance in the AP Top 25.
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Wake Forest is in the top 10 of the AP Top 25 for the first time in program history. pic.twitter.com/LaV7gIOP4i
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Quarterback Sam Hartman is a big reason for Wake Forest’s success. He’s completed 65.2 percent of his passes this season for a career-best 2,475 yards, 22 touchdowns and just 3 interceptions.
If the Demon Deacons keep winning, expect Sam Hartman to be near the top of the Heisman Trophy discussion late in the year. He currently has a passer efficiency rating of 175, which ranks fifth amongst all Power 5 quarterbacks.
Wake Forest has a tough slate of games to end the year. It still has to face North Carolina, North Carolina State, Boston College and Clemson.
Two more wins would clinch its first 10-win season since 2006. That season marks the only time the Demon Deacons have ever reached a double-digit win total in program history.
Wake Forest is the only ACC team to make the AP Top 25 this week. North Carolina State and Pittsburgh each received votes.
Wake Forest plays at North Carolina on Saturday.