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Ranking the ACC Stadiums for 2014 (Experts Poll)

By Braden Gall, 1 month 6 days ago
Ranking anything in sports is subjective. We may all agree on certain things — like Michael Jordan is better than Kobe Bryant or that Lambeau Field is better than the Edward Jones Dome — but for the most part, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Ranking college football stadiums is not only subjective but also extremely intricate. General atmosphere, fan...

ACC's Top 12 Must-See Non-Conference Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 1 month 1 week ago
The ACC may be the defending champion of college football but it has a long way to go before it earns the type of respect its regional rival, the SEC, gets nationally. Some of that can be attributed to the struggles the league has had outside of its conference — especially, against the SEC. Florida State rolled up a big number on Florida and outlasted Auburn in the BCS title game...

ACC Football 2014 All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The 2014 college football season kicks off on Aug. 27 and concludes in Dallas with the first four-team playoff in the FBS ranks on January 12, 2015. Since it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming college football season, Athlon Sports has already released its projected rankings for 2014, as well as conference predictions.With the predictions released, it’s time to...

ACC Football 2014 Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
2014 ACC PredictionsAtlantic DivisionACCOverall1. Florida State (No. 1)8-013-02. Clemson (No. 21)7-19-33. Louisville (No. 28)5-38-44. Syracuse (No. 61)3-56-65. Boston College (No. 64)3-56-66. NC State (No. 65)2-66-67. Wake Forest (No. 85)0-83-9Coastal DivisionACCOverall1. Virginia Tech (No. 27)6-29-42. Miami (No. 30)5-38-43. North Carolina (No. 31)5-38-44. Pittsburgh (No. 36)4-48-45. Duke (No....

2014 College Football Rankings: #31 North Carolina Tar Heels

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The 2014 college football season starts on Aug. 27 and continues into mid-January with the first edition of the four-team playoff. Athlon Sports is counting down until kickoff with projections and previews for all 128 FBS teams. Here is our team preview for No. 30 North Carolina.Previewing North Carolina’s Offense for 2014:North Carolina has plenty of weapons entering Year 3 with...

Duke or North Carolina: Which Team Finishes Higher in the Coastal in 2014?

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 days ago
The ACC Coastal should be one of the toughest divisions to predict in 2014. After all, Duke won the league with a 6-2 conference record last season and three teams finished tied at 5-3 just behind the Blue Devils.Considering how close the top six teams in the division are, another 5-3 record might be enough to finish second and 6-2 will probably win the division.Duke and North Carolina are both...

Ranking the ACC's Quarterbacks for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
The ACC isn’t the deepest conference in terms of quarterback talent for 2014, but it clearly has the No. 1 passer in the nation in Florida State’s Jameis Winston. After a standout freshman season, Winston heads into 2014 with potential to lead the Seminoles to back-to-back national titles, as well as repeat as the Heisman Trophy winner.While Winston is clearly the No. 1 quarterback,...

2014 ACC Rankings Preview: Athlon Sports Cover 2 Podcast

By David Fox, 3 months 1 week ago
The debate concerning preseason rankings has started around the Athlon Sports offices, and we’re giving you an inside look at all the things that will shape the 2014 countdown.Braden Gall, David Fox and Steven Lassan take you inside the process of the rankings meeting as they talk through the teams in the ACC.Will anyone challenge Florida State in the Atlantic? Will Louisville be a factor...

The All-ACC Team of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 3 months 2 weeks ago
All-conference teams are a great indicator as to who is the best in each league. Earning first-team honors more than once is a pretty good sign that you were one of the best at your position during your career. The rare three-time (or even four-time) all-league selection makes you one of the best college football players of all-time.As the College Football Playoff Era begins in 2014, Athlon...

Ranking the ACC's College Football Coaches for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Ranking college football coaches is no easy task. Similar to any position on the field, statistics may not tell the full story when judging a coaching tenure.While it’s difficult to rank coaches, this aspect of college football is arguably the most important to winning a national or conference title. No matter how much talent a program has, winning a national title is difficult if the...