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ACC Takeaways: Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh Rising, FSU's Timely Bye

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
While most of the nation was watching the Big Ten stumble, the ACC was quietly putting together a solid resume from Week 2.Florida State rolled to an easy win over Citadel, Clemson demolished South Carolina State, while Louisville and Duke also scored relatively easy non-conference victories.However, the highlight of the weekend comes from Virginia Tech. The Hokies upset Ohio State in Columbus,...

ACC Week 2 Preview and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
 It’s another light slate of games in the ACC in Week 2. Virginia Tech-Ohio State is the only game with national appeal, but there’s intrigue in the Friday night matchup between Pittsburgh and Boston College.Most of the ACC’s top teams should win big in Week 2, as Florida State takes on Citadel, Clemson hosts South Carolina State, Miami plays Florida A&M and Louisville...

ACC Takeaways: Pittsburgh's Development, QBs at Clemson and Virginia

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Week 1 of the 2014 college football season brought plenty of surprises and disappointments, and the ACC was a mixed bag of success. Florida State had to sweat more than expected against Oklahoma State but still managed to win 37-31. Despite the close call, the Seminoles are still the clear No. 1 team in the conference. Clemson fell on the road at Georgia, while Virginia impressed in a home loss...

ACC Week 1 Preview and Predictions

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The ACC enters 2014 with momentum. The conference survived realignment, Louisville joined the league, and Florida State ended the SEC’s run of dominance by defeating Auburn in the national championship. 13 games dot the schedule for the ACC in Week 1, including the Seminoles taking on Oklahoma State in Arlington, Clemson traveling to Athens to take on Georgia, and Miami and Louisville...

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the ACC for 2014 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 8 hours ago
Florida State snapped the SEC’s reign of dominance by defeating Auburn 34-31 in the national championship last season, and the Seminoles are set for another run at the title in 2014. Quarterback Jameis Winston headlines a deep roster, including a secondary and offensive line that should be the best in the nation. Florida State’s top competition is likely Clemson, a team that features...

The ACC's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 months 12 hours ago
Conferences don’t win championships, teams do. Nowhere is this more evident than in the ACC. Florida State is so far ahead of the league that a good majority of the best games in this league won’t be conference games. Notre Dame faces five quality ACC teams and, of course, there are plenty of SEC rivalry games as well. But within the league, there are very few marquee...

ACC Advanced Stats You Need to Know for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 2 days ago
Visit Football Study Hall to get in-depth team previews, advanced stats and features for the 2014 season .Baseball has sabermetrics. Basketball has KenPom’s efficiency rankings. What does football have? When it comes to advanced analytics, the game of football has lagged behind the other major American sports. Additionally, the college game trails well behind the more powerful (...

NCAA Football Preview - Syracuse Orange

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 2 days ago
The team got off to a slow start, with back-to-back losses to a pair of Big Ten foes in Penn State (23-17) and Northwestern (48-27), but evened its record by the end of September with routs of both Wagner (54-0) and Tulane (52-17).Syracuse finished its first ACC slate at 4-4, with some huge wins and humbling losses along the way. Setbacks to Clemson (49-14), Georgia Tech (56-0) and Florida State...

Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 months 6 days ago
The ACC preseason talking points were pretty clear. “We are the champions and we broke a record by sending 11 teams to a bowl game.” Unfortunately, conferences don’t win championships, teams do. So while Florida State is the defending champ, it means very little for the rest of the ACC. The rest of the league needs to win marquee non-conference games against both the...

The ACC's Top Freshmen to Watch in 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 week ago
The beauty of college football lies in its unpredictability and volatility. Roster turnover is largely responsible for the tremendous amount of variability from year to year within the sport. Key graduations, early entries into the NFL Draft, dismissals and a massive influx of tomorrow's stars in the form of bright-eyed freshmen create more personnel turnover in college football than...