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College Football's Pre-Spring 1-128 Team Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 2 weeks ago
The 2016 college football season officially begins on Aug. 27 with California taking on Hawaii in Australia. While kickoff for 2016 is a ways off, it’s never too early to start thinking about rankings, predictions and a preview for the upcoming year. With spring practice underway, teams are starting to put the pieces in place for 2016 and answer some of the question marks surrounding the...

ACC 2016 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 3 weeks ago
It’s hard to declare any team or conference the winner of an offseason, but things have been going well in the ACC since the end of the regular season. Syracuse (Dino Babers), Virginia (Bronco Mendenhall), Virginia Tech (Justin Fuente) and Miami (Mark Richt) all hired excellent coaches, which should help each of those programs take a step forward over the next few seasons. Florida State...

Boston College Eagles 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Adam Kurkjian, 10 months 3 weeks ago
In Steve Addazio’s first two seasons at Boston College, he led the Eagles to back-to-back winning records and seemingly had the program on an upward trajectory. But after a 3-9 campaign in 2015, momentum is no longer on his side, as evidenced in a most recent recruiting class that ranked toward the bottom of the ACC. Part of last year’s slide can’t be blamed on Addazio, as...

Duke Blue Devils 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Jon Kinne, 10 months 3 weeks ago
After beating Virginia Tech on Oct. 24, the Duke football team was sitting at 6-1 with a perfect 3-0 ACC record. But a very disturbing Halloween night loss to Miami began a four-game tailspin that took the Blue Devils out of the Coastal Division race. Duke rebounded by edging Wake Forest in the regular season finale and then beating Indiana to win the Pinstripe Bowl. But there are key...

North Carolina Tar Heels 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Jon Kinne, 10 months 3 weeks ago
North Carolina fans had to enjoy the 2015 football season. For the first time since 1997, the Tar Heels had a double-figure win total and they gave conference champ Clemson all they could handle in the ACC title game. They were rewarded with a bid to the Russell Athletic Bowl where they played Baylor. That’s where the fun ended. UNC’s performance in the bowl game was not what...

NC State Wolfpack 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Antwan Staley, 10 months 4 weeks ago
In head coach Dave Doeren's third season at NC State, the Wolfpack finished with one fewer victory than they had in 2014. In 2015, NC State finished 7-6 after recording an 8-5 record the season before. NC State did however make a second straight bowl appearance, but the team lost in the Belk Bowl to Mississippi State. Now in Doeren's fourth season in Raleigh, the Wolfpack will...

ACC's Pre-Spring Top 25 Player Rankings for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 10 months 4 weeks ago
The ACC enters 2016 as a conference on the rise. Both Clemson and Florida State have made appearances in the College Football Playoff over the last two years, and both teams are positioned for another run next fall. But the league’s overall depth is improving, thanks to a Louisville team that’s on the rise, as well as stellar coaching hires at Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Miami and...

Clemson Tigers 2016 Spring Football Preview

By Steven Lassan, 11 months 2 days ago
Coming off a historic 2015 season, Clemson has one goal in mind when it begins spring workouts – a national championship. After falling just short against Alabama for the national title, the Tigers hope to get back to the College Football Playoff and claim the championship in 2016. Taking the next step will require some retooling on both sides of the ball, but Clemson is equipped as any...

Syracuse Orange 2016 Spring Practice Preview

By Adam Kurkjian, 11 months 4 days ago
Ever since the disastrous four-year reign of Greg Robinson, Syracuse has struggled with fits and starts to push its program into the upper echelon of the Big East and now the Atlantic Coast Conference. There have been bright spots, as Doug Marrone posted two 8-5 seasons, the second coming in 2012 with a Big East co-championship and Pinstripe Bowl win. His replacement, Scott Shafer, followed...

10 ACC Players to Watch During the NFL Scouting Combine

By Antwan Staley, 11 months 6 days ago
The ACC had a number of talented players in their conference in 2015. Six from the ACC were named either an AP first- or second-team All-American. Now a group of ACC players will take the first step towards hopefully hearing their name called in the upcoming NFL Draft by taking part in this week’s Scouting Combine. Who are the top 10 players from the ACC to keep an eye in Indianapolis...