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2015 ACC Football Schedule Analysis

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Never before has scheduling been a bigger issue than the 2014 College Football Playoff. The committee clearly took a stance on Baylor’s weak non-conference matchups and it cost the Bears a chance at the national championship. That shouldn’t ever be the issue in the ACC with Notre Dame and a litany of constant SEC foes dotting the non-conference slate. The balance of power...

ACC's Pre-Spring Top 15 Player Rankings for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The ACC is losing some significant star power with the departure of Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley, Louisville safety Gerod Holliman and Miami running back Duke Johnson (just to name a few). All 14 teams in the ACC will be busy this spring filling key personnel question marks for 2015, and the loss of several star players shows why most preseason...

ACC 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Spring practice is already underway for a handful of college football teams, and the offseason workouts and scrimmages provide the first glimpse of how all 128 teams will look in 2015. Florida State, Clemson and Georgia Tech are the early favorites to win the ACC in 2015, and each team opens spring ball with plenty of question marks. Who will replace Jameis Winston at quarterback for the...

Ranking the ACC's Football Rosters for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 days ago
Recruiting rankings matter. They are not a guarantee of future success but they are the foundation every national championship has been built upon. It takes great coaching, development and luck to win a title, but having better players is the only way to start. In fact, the data backing up the value of recruiting rankings is impenetrable. For example, look at last year’s rosters...

ACC Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services team rankings for the ACC — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the ACC consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned: Florida State, Clemson and everybody elseIt’s clear who the class of the ACC was in 2015 recruiting. The Seminoles and Tigers were...

Early ACC Football Predictions for 2015

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 days ago
College football’s 2014 season has ended, and the focus shifts from the national championship picture to signing day, spring practice and early preseason rankings for 2015. While last year and Ohio State’s national title victory over Oregon is still fresh in our minds, it’s never too early to think about next season. Florida State dominated the ACC over the last two...

Latest on Cager

By Evan Buhler, 4 months 1 week ago
U.S. Army All-American Lawrence Cager has a decision timetable, one team that's recruiting him the hardest, options for his final two visits and favorite status.

ACC's Top 10 Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 4 months 1 week ago
For the first time in years, the ACC entered the season as a must-see conference. The defending national champions and controversial reigning Heisman Trophy winner made ACC Media Days more of a circus than even the four-day SEC extravaganza in Birmingham. But it wasn’t just the Jameis Winston spectacle that created intrigue in the ACC this preseason. John Swofford welcomed...

ACC 2014 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Steven Lassan, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Florida State didn’t dominate its conference opponents in the fashion it did last season, but the Seminoles were still the best team in the league and feature nine first-team selections on Athlon’s All-ACC team for 2014.  Quarterback Jameis Winston tossed 17 interceptions but is still the conference’s most talented option under center. Winston earns first-team All-ACC...

Latest on Reid

By Evan Buhler, 4 months 2 weeks ago
Three programs haven't slowed down in the pursuit of Tennessee running back commit Rocky Reid. Two head coaches will be by this week to him. How's his status and visit plans?