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Coaches Poll College Football Rankings: Greatest ACC Programs Of All-Time


What are the top college football programs of all-time going by the UPI and USA Today Coaches Poll rankings? Here are the top ACC programs according to a CFN formula using all the UPI and USA Today Coaches final polls.


Which current ACC college football programs are the greatest of all-time according to the UPI and USA Today Coaches final polls?

Using a ranking system taking all the AP final college football polls and assigning 25 points to the national champion, 24 for the final No. 2 team, 23 for the No. 3 team on down, it’s Florida State without much of a problem with Miami coasting easily into second.

One note on this – this is made up of current ACC programs and factoring in their histories. Obviously many of these programs weren’t in the ACC starting in 1950.

Rank School Points
1 Florida State 599
2 Miami 501
3 Georgia Tech 269
4 Clemson 265
5 Syracuse 240
6 Pittsburgh 238
7 Virginia Tech 224
8 North Carolina 164
9 Louisville 107
10 Duke 99
11 Boston College 97
12 NC State 92
13 Virginia 65
14 Wake Forest 9