ESPN's Stats & Info department recently released its first Conference Power Rankings of the season, and the ACC is in fifth place, behind every other BCS conference except the Big East.
That sounds about right.
At least the ACC is ahead of the Mountain West, which it trailed for a good part of last season. As I've mentioned once or twice in this space, the ACC has plenty of chances this weekend to reassert itself in the BCS hierarchy. If the ACC is going to make a move in these standings, now would be a good time to do it.