ACC Conference Roundup: Final Rankings, Top Players, Coaches, Games

ACC Conference Roundup: Final Rankings, Top Players, Coaches, Games


ACC Conference Roundup: Final Rankings, Top Players, Coaches, Games


The final look at the 2017 ACC season, with the final rankings by opinions and top seasons, top players, coaches and games. 

ACC Roundup: Final Rankings, Top Players, Coaches, Games

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ACC Final Analysis

For all the talk and bluster about the ACC being the best conference in college football, that went bye-bye in a hurry.

Clemson did its part, but it was also helped by a weak season by a league that was supposed to dominate.

Florida State bowed out early, NC State lost its opener, and Louisville struggled early on.

There was a great story in the rise of Virginia to a bowl game, the emerge of Miami as a powerhouse again, and with Boston College and Wake Forest each coming up with fun seasons.

But it was a rebuilding year at Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech had a losing season, and North Carolina and Pitt still need a ton of work.

It was still an okay year – it just wasn’t special. The bar was set high the year before.

ACC Final Rankings (by opinion)

1. Clemson
2. Miami
3. Virginia Tech
4. Wake Forest
5. NC State
6. Boston College
7. Louisville
8. Duke
9. Florida State
10. Georgia Tech
11. North Carolina
12. Syracuse
13. Pitt
14. Virginia

ACC Final Rankings (by season & merit)

1. Louisville
2. Clemson
3. Miami
4. NC State
5. Virginia Tech
6. Wake Forest
7. Boston College
8. Florida State
9. Duke
10. Georgia Tech
11. Virginia
12. Pitt
13. Syracuse
14. North Carolina

ACC Coaching Rankings

1. Dabo Swinney, Clemson
2. Mark Richt, Miami
3. Bronco Mendenhall, Virginia
4. Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech
5. Steve Addazio, Boston College
6. Dave Clawson, Wake Forest
7. David Cutcliffe, Duke
8. Dave Doeren, NC State
9. Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech
10. Pat Narduzzi, Pitt
11. Dino Babers, Syracuse
12. Larry Fedora, North Carolina
13. Bobby Petrino, Louisville
14. Jimbo Fisher, Florida State

ACC Top Ten Players

1. QB Lamar Jackson, Jr. Louisville
2. DE Bradley Chubb, Jr. NC State
3. DT Christian Wilkins, Jr. Clemson
4. LB Micah Kiser, Sr. Virginia
5. RB AJ Dillon, Fr. Boston College
6. DE Clelin Ferrell, Soph. Clemson
7. S Quin Blanding, Sr. Virginia
8. WR Steve Ishmael, Sr. Syracuse
9. QB John Wolford, Sr. Wake Forest
10. LB Tremaine Edmunds, Jr. Virginia Tech

ACC Ten Best Games

1. Tennessee 42, Georgia Tech 41 OT, Sept. 4
2. Virginia 40, Georgia Tech 36, Nov. 4
3. Wake Forest 55, Texas A&M 52 (Belk Bowl), Dec. 29
4. Boston College 45, Louisville 42, Oct. 14
5. Miami 25, Georgia Tech 24, Oct. 14
6. Boston College 23, Northern Illinois 20, Sept. 1
7. Wake Forest 64, Syracuse 43, Nov. 11
8. Virginia 40, Georgia Tech 36, Nov. 4
9. South Carolina 35, NC State 28, Sept. 2
10. Miami 24, Florida State 20, Oct. 7


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