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  1. Take 2: Is Florida State No. 1?

    Andrea Adelson

    Florida State is No. 1 in both major polls, but the ESPN.com power rankings feature a different team at the top of the heap: Oklahoma. Our good ol' ACC friend, Heather Dinich, voted the Sooners No. 1, and she has come here to tell us why exactly she ...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  2. Offensive lines across ACC need some work

    Andrea Adelson

    The opening week of the season always presents its share of problems, but there's one area across the board that is in major need of work. The offensive line. Only a handful of teams escaped Week 1 without questions at the position. Wake Forest...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  3. Why Ed Reed had the best Miami season

    Andrea Adelson

    Ed Reed had heart. He had swagger. He had leadership. He had emotion. He had a cool-under-pressure temperament. He had a knack for making big plays. He had key interceptions. He had major touchdown returns. He had the tangibles, and he had the int...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  4. Virginia Tech, Wake with early injury news

    Andrea Adelson

    Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson has one of the toughest coaching jobs in the ACC, tasked with turning around a Deacs program that has depth concerns and major uncertainty on offense. So the last thing he needed was one of his veteran defensive play...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  5. ACC's lunchtime links

    Andrea Adelson

    Georgia Tech has had some major roster turnover this offseason, adding more fuel to the fire surrounding coach Paul Johnson. On Monday, the school announced backups Anthony Autry, Travin Henry and Darius Commissiong had been kicked off the team fo...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  6. Preseason position review: Linebackers

    Andrea Adelson

    From Florida State's veteran line to Clemson's fearsome defensive front, the ACC projects to have some of the country's best position groups this fall, while a few other contenders will enter 2014 with some major question marks in key areas. With tha...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  7. Preseason position preview: Defensive line

    Andrea Adelson

    From Florida State's veteran line to Clemson's fearsome defensive front, the ACC projects to have some of the country's best position groups this fall, while a few other contenders will enter 2014 with some major question marks in key areas. With tha...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  8. Comparing preseason All-America teams

    Andrea Adelson

    Athlon Sports became the latest publication to put out its preseason All-America team Monday, and not surprisingly there is major ACC representation across the board. Perhaps most notably, Athlon has Jameis Winston as its first-team quarterback. W...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  9. ACC's lunchtime links

    Andrea Adelson

    This is awesome sauce. Are transfer rules changes coming? Stephone Anthony leads the Clemson linebacker group, which should be among the best in the ACC. Yes, Virginia, football players have time to take challenging majors. One incoming Geo...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  10. No ACC discussion to quit playing FCS

    Andrea Adelson

    Florida coach Will Muschamp made big headlines during Day 1 of the SEC meetings when he said he would rather not play FCS opponents anymore. Alabama coach Nick Saban agreed, sparking renewed debate about the place of FCS games in major college foo...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  11. VT RB Marshawn Williams gets spring shot

    Andrea Adelson

    It is no secret the Virginia Tech run game is in need of a major jump-start. True freshman Marshawn Williams could provide that this fall. The early enrollee has drawn raves so far, taking advantage of his opportunity to get meaningful reps with s...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  12. Syracuse works to develop DT depth

    Andrea Adelson

    Syracuse has major depth concerns at defensive tackle. So the coaching staff has gotten creative this spring. Defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough and defensive line coach Tim Daoust decided to start cross-training their defensive ends to play def...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  13. FSU remains atop way-too-early Top 25

    Andrea Adelson

    Not a surprising coordinator change, nor a major transfer, has impacted where Florida State stands in yet another new version of the way-too-early top 25. ESPN.com colleague Mark Schlabach re-ranked the teams after national signing day and kept th...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  14. 2013 Top 25 player countdown: No. 15

    Andrea Adelson

    No. 15 Kelby Brown, LB, Duke Previous ranking: Not ranked. Making the case for Brown: One of the biggest reasons the Duke defense showed major improvement in 2013 was the return of Brown to the middle of the defense. Brown returned after missin...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  15. Ohio State deserves No. 2 spot over Auburn

    Andrea Adelson

    Ohio State didn't steamroll Michigan, but it still won and remains unbeaten, so it still deserves its No. 2 spot in the BCS rankings.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2013
  16. Finalists for annual awards revealed

    Andrea Adelson

    The finalists for the Home Depot College Football Awards were revealed on Monday with strong representation from the ACC. Here is a look at the ACC players up for the major awards to be handed out Dec. 12 in Orlando and shown at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. ...

    Blog | November 25, 2013