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  1. ACC's impact game: Atlantic Division

    Heather Dinich

    Clemson and Florida State have both been luring in some of the nation's most elite high school athletes. They both appear to be on the brink of becoming legitimate national title contenders. And they both have starting quarterbacks who could play the...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  2. ACC vs. SEC: ACC's title contenders

    Heather Dinich

    The most obvious way to knock the SEC off of its perch is to produce a national champion. The SEC has won the past five national titles. The ACC? 1953: Maryland 1981: Clemson 1990: Georgia Tech 1993: Florida State 1999: Florida State Miami,...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  3. Video: If not FSU, then who?

    Heather Dinich

    Heather Dinich looks at teams besides Florida State that could be title contenders....

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  4. ACC Upset Watch: Week 5

    Heather Dinich

    None of the games listed on last week's Upset Watch came to fruition. That's great news for the ACC, which still has a national title contender in Clemson. Wake Forest held off Army, and Maryland had zero trouble with a dreadful West Virginia team. T...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  5. Friday mailblog

    Heather Dinich

    Here we go ... Diego in Orlando, FL writes: Hey HD, where would you rank our league so far against the other conferences. No FCS loses, three top-25 teams, title contender, 2-2 against the SEC, I'm intrigued because I haven't seen any conference p...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  6. Poll: ACC's next national title contender

    Heather Dinich

    Last year was Florida State's year. The Noles had a senior quarterback. They had one of the best defenses in the country, and they had an abundance of talent and depth at every position. They were the ACC's best hope to win a national title in 2012. ...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  7. Tajh Boyd's return validates Tigers' title talk

    Heather Dinich

    Clemson has its quarterback -- and the ACC has a legitimate Heisman candidate and national title contender -- for 2013. Tajh Boyd's announcement Wednesday afternoon that he has decided to stay for his fifth and final season in Death Valley was an ...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  8. What we learned in the ACC: Week 6

    Heather Dinich

    Here's a look back at the lessons learned in Week 6: 1. The ACC hasn't changed. It's still looking for a national title contender, and it can't get out of its own way. No. 3-ranked Florida State's national title hopes have all but disappeared with...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  9. ACC loses with FSU's loss to NC State

    Heather Dinich

    It took six weeks. Six weeks for the ACC to implode. Six weeks for the ACC to lose its national title contender and top Heisman hopeful. We're not even midway through October and the ACC found a way to fade into irrelevance again. This confe...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  10. Weekly chat reminder

    Heather Dinich

    I know you've got lots on your minds. A national title. Heisman contenders. Two BCS bids. You know, ACC things like that. Feel free to join me at 1 p.m. ET today for our weekly college football discussion. See you there. hd...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  11. Countdown to kickoff: No. 2

    Heather Dinich

    TWO!!!! Only two more days until NC State kicks off against Tennessee in Atlanta. If you don't know what this countdown is by now, wake up! The countdown to kickoff continues with ... No. 2: A national title contender. This is a reason for ACC ...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  12. Vote: ACC's first playoff team?

    Heather Dinich

    Virginia Tech has been the ACC's best team since it joined the league in 2004, but it's hardly the league's only hope at a national title contender. For those of you who follow the blog regularly, you might have heard me predict 2012 as the year of t...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  13. ACC's lunchtime links

    Heather Dinich

    Is anyone else ready for a game more than usual this year? Is Florida State back as a national title contender? Athlon Sports debates. Ivan Maisel and Beano Cook discuss big news happening in the Big 12, including possible expansion. First th...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  14. Vote: ACC's next national title contender

    Heather Dinich

    If you watch tonight's AllState BCS National Championship Game, you might feel a sense of envy, a sense of longing for an ACC team to finally represent on college football's national stage. Or, you might just continue to love to hate the SEC. S...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  15. Final: Florida State 21, Florida 7

    Heather Dinich

    Defense wins championships -- and that includes state championships, too. Florida State didn't win the Atlantic Division, and it wasn't quite the national title contender some had expected it to be, but when it came down to beating the in-state r...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  16. Halftime: FSU 10, Virginia 7

    Heather Dinich

    This has been one of the more entertaining games in the ACC today, as Virginia is giving Florida State everything it has, and playing like a contender for the ACC title. Florida State's offense always seems to get a spark when quarterback EJ Manuel p...

    Blog | November 19, 2011