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14 ACC Stats You Need to Know for 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
Here are the most important and interesting stats you need to know about the ACC in 2015: 72.3%: That Boston College runs the ballAmong the leaders in the nation, Boston College ran the ball 72.3 percent of the time on offense. The Eagles ran 878 offensive plays and threw just 243 passes. The 635 rushing attempts were 10th nationally and fifth among Power 5 teams. 4.03: Clemson’s...

Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
Ranking every college football coach is an impossible task. However, coaching is a critical component to every collegiate program. Needless to say, success with any college football team starts with coaching. Even if a program doesn’t have the resources of the nation’s elite jobs, a good coach can elevate a program into national title contention. However, similar to any position on...

Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the ACC's Coastal Division

By Matt Josephs, 1 year 6 months ago
While the strength of the ACC appears to reside in the Atlantic Division once again in 2015, that doesn’t mean the Coastal won’t lack for its own excitement and intrigue. Predicting which team will end up on top is one thing, while Las Vegas is more concerned about how many wins each will get. Related: 2015 ACC Predictions, Projected Records and Awards  To that end,...

ACC Football 2015 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
The ACC loses some of its star power from 2014, but the league still returns plenty of household names and players ready to challenge for All-America honors. And even though the 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project what could happen this year. Athlon Sports released its full predictions for the ACC last week. Now, it’s time...

Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
When putting together Athlon Sports' college football magazine and preseason Top 25 each year, a huge part of the process is scheduling. Non-conference games, crossovers, home-road splits and timing all play a role in determining order of finish. And don’t forget that the College Football Playoff Committee made it very clear in its first season that it values scheduling....

ACC Football 2015 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 6 months ago
The ACC enters 2015 as a league in transition. No team from this conference was projected to make the college football playoff in Athlon Sports’ rankings for the upcoming season, and there’s a loss of star power with the departure of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley and Miami running back Duke Johnson. In 2014, 13 out of the ACC’s...

College Football 2015 Rankings and Predictions: #81-100

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 6 months ago
The 2015 college football season is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to project how the upcoming year will play out on the field. Athlon Sports has released its top 25 for this season and continues the countdown to September with a look at the teams ranked No. 26-128. The 81-100 rankings release features only three teams from the Power 5 leagues. The majority of the...

Wake Forest Demon Deacons 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 6 months ago
Not surprisingly, Dave Clawson's first season at Wake Forest experienced more downs than ups. The good news is that 13 starters return from last season's 3-9 team. The bad news is that the Demon Deacons will once again be one of the youngest teams in FBS and this offense was not just the worst in the ACC, it ranked near the bottom of all of FBS in 2014. Wake Forest appears to be in...

Syracuse Orange 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 6 months ago
Syracuse took a couple of steps backwards in Scott Shafer's second season, as the Orange won just three games. If any bounce back occurs this fall it will have to happen with a new offensive coordinator in place and very little starting experience returning on either side of the ball. The Orange could have a tough time climbing out of the basement in the ACC Atlantic Division.Follow Athlon...