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ACC Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 week ago
Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com are the four major recruiting services who all do an excellent job evaluating, tracking and ranking all things recruiting.But they don't always agree and that is a great thing for fans. It also means the best way to rank the best classes in the nation is to average them all together and come to a consensus. One service may value quantity while...

College Football's 2014 Consensus National Team Recruiting Rankings

By Braden Gall, 2 months 1 week ago
Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com are the four major recruiting services who all do an excellent job evaluating, tracking and ranking all things recruiting.But they don't always agree and that is a great thing for fans. It also means the best way to rank the best classes in the nation is to average them all together and come to a consensus. One service may value quantity while...

Top 10 ACC Defensive Linemen of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...

2014 ACC Football Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 2 months 3 weeks ago
John Swofford’s league was at a crossroads and it feels like the ACC made the right choice.A Grant of Rights has been signed, the Louisville Cardinals — and mastermind athletic director Tom Jurich — are joining the ranks (and will be showcased on Labor Day night), Notre Dame has been officially added to the schedule for half the year and, of course, the ACC will enter the...

Top 10 ACC Wide Receivers of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 2 months 4 weeks ago
The Bowl Championship Series is dead. But even the harshest of BCS detractors must acknowledge that the 16-year run was arguably the best era of college football in the history of the sport.The era was highlighted by the advent of the BCS Championship Game, conference realignment and mega-dollar contracts for conferences, programs and coaches. But the elite athletes had a huge, if not the...

Early ACC Football Predictions for 2014

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 days ago
The ACC finished the BCS era on a high note. Florida State defeated Auburn for the national championship, and Clemson won the Orange Bowl over Ohio State. Also, the ACC had 11 teams play in a bowl.After a satisfying end to the 2013 season, the ACC is poised for another solid year in 2014. Florida State is an early favorite to win the national championship, and despite losing quarterback Tajh...

The Best ACC College Football Stats of 2013

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.Some like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test, while others fall on the sabermetric side of things. In the football world, that means total offense, total defense and points scored versus points per play and defensive efficiency ratings. Rational and logical arguments can be made for the...

10 Best ACC Games of 2013

By Braden Gall, 4 months 1 day ago
The 2013 college football regular season had distinct and unique character. The No. 2 team in the nation didn’t lose every weekend like in 2007. And one player didn’t captivate the nation like Cam Newton in 2010 or Johnny Manziel last fall.Every major conference race — and some of the smaller ones as well — came down to the final weekend, and, in some cases, the final...

ACC 2013 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 1 week ago
Overall, 2013 was a pretty good year for the ACC. Florida State went 13-0 and is set to play Auburn for the national championship. Clemson went 10-2 – its only losses to Florida State and South Carolina – and the Tigers will play in their second BCS game in three years.There was a drop in the final rankings from Florida State and Clemson, but Duke finished 10-3 and claimed its first...

ACC Week 14 Awards and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
The ACC went 1-3 against its SEC rivals, but Florida State’s win over Florida puts the Seminoles in position to play for the national championship with a victory in the ACC title game next Saturday.Duke’s surprising season continued with a 27-25 victory over North Carolina, which sends the Blue Devils to Charlotte for the ACC Championship next week. This is the first time Duke will...