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ACC Football: Ranking the Toughest Schedules in 2020

By Jon Kinne, 1 week 2 days ago
As of this moment, ACC teams are planning on playing a full schedule of games this fall. The Big Ten and Pac-12 have already said they play conference foes only, and some FCS contests have been scrapped. A few ACC programs have been impacted by these decisions, but there are still a ton of meaningful matchups on the docket (although that could change at any moment).   With Clemson again a...

ACC Football: What to Know About the Revamped 2020 Schedule

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 2 days ago
College football’s 2020 season is filled with uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the ACC took a step towards a return to the gridiron this fall. On Wednesday, the conference announced a revamped schedule, which includes 10 ACC contests and one non-conference game. Additionally, Notre Dame will play as a member for the 2020 season and is eligible to play in the conference title...

College Football Top 130 Team Rankings for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 week 3 days ago
College football's 2020 season is slated to start in late August, but it's never too early to project where all 130 teams will finish at the end of the year. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced several schedule changes and many challenges await the fall slate. However, Athlon Sports released its top 25 in May and now it's time to project the rest of the teams 26-130. Clemson takes the...

College Football 2020 Conference Power Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 1 day ago
College football's conference power rankings once again feature the SEC at No. 1 and the Big Ten at No. 2. The 2020 season isn't likely to feature many changes in the next tier of conference power rankings, as Clemson bolsters the ACC to the No. 3 spot, followed by the Big 12 at No. 4 and the Pac-12 at No. 5. The American Athletic Conference checks in at No. 6 and once again ranks as the...

2020 Preseason All-America Team

By Steven Lassan, 2 weeks 3 days ago
The 2020 college football season is slated to start in late August and it’s time to honor the best of the best for the upcoming year. The SEC and ACC lead the way on the 2020 Athlon Sports' All-America Team with 23 overall selections apiece, followed by the Big Ten with 21. Alabama has the most overall players selected (eight), with Ohio State coming in second with...

ACC Football: Predicting the Biggest Upsets in 2020

By Jon Kinne, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Outside of Clemson, the topsy-turvy nature of the ACC has made upsets plentiful. The simple fact that each of the seven Coastal Division teams has won one division title in the past seven years tells you all you need to know.   But in 2020, the term upset takes on a whole different meaning. As such, assuming games are played, the potential for an underdog to knock off a favored opponent...

ACC Football: Best Quarterback Matchups of 2020

By Bryan Fischer, 3 weeks 5 days ago
The state of college football — and indeed the world — looks a lot different now than it did a year ago heading into the start of a new season. As a result of the COIVD-19 pandemic, we don't really know what to expect on the gridiron this fall nor how, exactly, things might play out both between the lines and outside of them.   Given such uncertainty surrounding the...

ACC Football: Ranking the Toughest Non-Conference Schedules in 2020

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 3 days ago
In recent years, the ACC has opened its football schedule with several of its members playing conference games. In week one of the 2020 season, Clemson will face Georgia Tech, Boston College will host Syracuse, and NC State travels to Louisville. But that does not mean that the league is devoid of meaningful non-conference games.   With six conference programs scheduled to face a...

Examining the Over/Under 2020 Win Totals for the ACC

By Matt Josephs, 1 month 1 week ago
It's been a wild few months, and as of now, it looks like we're going to have college football. The past few years, I've examined the win totals for every team across every FBS conference to find value, and we will do so once again. This season, though, with many of the teams not getting a lot of work in the spring, there will be new challenges. Because of that, new coaches and...

Ranking the ACC's College Football Coaches for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 week ago
Ranking the ACC coaches for 2020 starts with Clemson's Dabo Swinney at No. 1. The Tigers have emerged as a consistent threat to win the national title under Swinney and rank as the No. 1 team for 2020. There's a gap between Swinney and the next tier, which features North Carolina's Mack Brown, Duke's David Cutcliffe, Virginia's Bronco Mendenhall and Wake Forest's Dave...