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College Football 2014 Rankings and Predictions: #26-40

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The start of the college football season is less than 100 days away, and Athlon Sports is counting down the top teams for the upcoming year.Florida State is Athlon’s pick to win the national championship, with Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide projected to finish No. 2 nationally. Of course, there's a new element to college football's regular season with the addition of a four-...

2014 College Football Rankings: #27 Virginia Tech Hokies

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. 27 Virginia Tech. Previewing Virginia Tech’s Offense for 2014:With the departure of three-year starter Logan Thomas...

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...

Miami's Defense or Virginia Tech's Offense: Which is a Bigger Concern in 2014?

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The ACC Coastal has been one of the toughest divisions to predict over the last few years, and nothing is expected to change in 2014.In 2012, North Carolina, Miami and Georgia Tech tied for the division crown at 5-3. Last year, Duke won the Coastal with a 6-2 mark but three teams finished just a game behind the Blue Devils.It’s hard to find much separation among the top six teams in the...

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...

Virginia Tech Hokies 2014 Spring Football Preview

By Braden Gall, 4 months 17 hours ago
After eight straight seasons of at least 10 wins or more and dominating the ACC since entering the league, Frank Beamer has stubbed his toe over the last two campaigns.At least, relatively speaking.Virginia Tech is accustomed to competing for conference titles and playing in BCS bowls so 11 combined losses in the last two years doesn’t sit well with the passionate fans of VPI. Yes, Beamer...

The ACC's Top 25 Players of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 4 months 1 week ago
The ACC has experienced some peaks and valleys during the BCS Era. It began with three consecutive BCS title game appearances followed by massive expansion with the additions of marquee programs Miami, Virginia Tech (2004) and Boston College (’05).However, the league continued to fall behind its big league brethren on the field with a horrendous record in BCS bowls (5-13) and off the field...

Top 10 ACC Defensive Backs of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 4 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...