ACC Articles

Christian Wilkins
The 2017 college football season is about to begin and it will get exciting really quickly for Clemson fans. On Sept. 2, the 81,500 in attendance at Death Valley will honor the defending national champions in their first game since winning the...
Jon Kinne
1 hour ago
Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, Georgia Bulldogs Football
The SEC is home to some of college football’s top talent at running back in 2017. Georgia, Alabama, Auburn and LSU each make an appearance in the top 30 running back tandems for the upcoming season. The Crimson Tide own the deepest depth...
Steven Lassan
1 day ago
College Football Rankings
Ranking all 130 college football teams is no easy task, but with the first Saturday of action on Aug. 26 less than two weeks away, it’s time to see how every FBS program stacks up for 2017. At the top, Alabama leads the way as Athlon...
Steven Lassan
1 day ago
Bradley Chubb, NC State Wolfpack Football
Making preseason predictions or assembling rankings for all 130 college football teams is never easy. After all, it’s impossible to be 100 percent accurate at the end of any season. The emergence of breakout players, injuries, bad luck...
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
There's something a little more compelling about a big upset in college football than most anywhere else.   This year, the ACC has a number of top-level teams, so the chances for a big stunner are there for the taking.   Teams...
Adam Kurkjian
2 days ago
NCAA Top 25
College football’s 2017 season starts on Aug. 26 and concludes with the national championship on Jan. 8 in Atlanta. The season is less than 15 days away and fall practice is ongoing for all 130 teams around the nation, which means depth...
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
Brian Kelly, Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football
Looking back at the preseason polls once a season has ended is like looking at an old yearbook before your high school reunion. I really thought that hair style looked good? And what’s with that shirt? What was I thinking?   I really...
Athlon Sports
3 days ago
Jimbo Fisher
The polls are coming out. The odds are set. The pundits and prognosticators have all had their say. There really isn't much more to do before the 2017 college football season kicks off, right?   Who am I kidding?   For better or...
J.P. Scott
4 days ago
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
Finding and evaluating cornerbacks and safeties is one of the most difficult jobs for any college football coaching staff. Competition level and a variety of offenses in high school create a several obstacles in player evaluation....
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Larry Fedora inherited a solid program when he took over the North Carolina Tar Heels in 2012. The Heels had four consecutive winning seasons prior to Fedora’s arrival in Chapel Hill, though there was some turmoil off of the field. Despite...
Jon Kinne
1 week ago
Roquan Smith, Georgia Bulldogs Football
Picking the top linebacker units in college football is no easy task. After all, schemes dictate how linebackers are used and the rise of spread offenses generally means more defensive backs on the field. Regardless of whether a scheme...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Christian Wilkins, Clemson Tigers Football
The rise of spread offenses and the different schemes teams face on a week-to-week basis in a college football season has altered how some defensive coordinators think. While some are placing more emphasis on building a secondary,...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Oklahoma Sooners Football
The offensive line is often the most overlooked position for any college football team. While the linemen in the trenches don’t get enough credit, they are often the most important piece to a successful offense. Flashy skill talent...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
James Washington, Oklahoma State Cowboys Football
The 2017 season features a significant amount of turnover at wide receiver, opening the door for new stars and breakout players to emerge this fall. However, despite some big names moving onto the NFL, there is a clear No. 1 receiver group...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, Georgia Bulldogs Football
While every college football team would prefer to have an established, superstar No. 1 running back, using a committee of options is the preferred approach to save wear and tear on the starter. Some teams prefer to split the carry...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Lamar Jackson
The reigning Heisman Trophy winner resides in the ACC. However, most of the other candidates for this coming season do not.   Lamar Jackson of Louisville proved to be a one-man wrecking crew as a sophomore, as the quarterback took the...
Adam Kurkjian
1 week ago
Lamar Jackson, Louisville Cardinals Football
A year after the ACC featured one of its deepest quarterback groups in recent memory, the conference enters 2017 with turnover at several programs. Gone are standouts like Deshaun Watson, Brad Kaaya, Jerod Evans, Mitch Trubisky and Nathan Peterman...
Steven Lassan
2 weeks ago
There will be a lot of assumptions that the Louisville Cardinals football team will take a step back this season.   After all, a Heisman Trophy winner tends to see a bit of a drop-off if he returns the following year, and quarterback Lamar...
Adam Kurkjian
2 weeks ago
Florida State Seminoles Football
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
The College Football Playoff Selection Committee has talked about strength of schedule playing an important role in their final rankings and teams are really paying attention on that front judging by the burgeoning number of terrific non-...
Bryan Fischer
2 weeks ago
Deondre Francois
With the kickoff of the 2017 college football season less than a month away, it’s that time of year that speculation runs rampant. For Florida State, the speculation is much more positive than negative as Jimbo Fisher and company have dreams...
Mike Ferguson
2 weeks ago
I don't know if it's possible for a conference to have a better season then the ACC did in 2016. They had the national champion as well as the Orange Bowl champion in Florida State. Six other teams won their bowl games and Lamar Jackson...
Matt Josephs
2 weeks ago
In Mark Richt's first year at Miami, the team finished 9-4 on the strength of winning the last five games of the season. That strong finish is one of the reasons why many not only expect the Hurricanes to win the ACC Coastal Division, but they...
Antwan Staley
3 weeks ago
Kevin Wilson, Ohio State Buckeyes Football
College football’s coordinator carousel featured a handful of big names on the move for the 2017 season. Ohio State hired former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson to coordinate the offense, while Todd Orlando followed Tom Herman from Houston to...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
West Virginia Mountaineers Football
Every fan has experienced it. Your team has the ball in scoring position. It’s a big moment. And before you can say, “Run the dang ball!” your quarterback is cocking back to lob the football toward the back corner of the end zone...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago

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