Who will win the ACC?
The ACC may not feature many of the best teams in college football – Virginia Tech has the best odds to win the national title on Sportsbook, and they are at +10,000 – but it still figures to be an exciting conference. There are several teams that could legitimately win the conference, particularly since they have a conference title game. So, who will it be?
First, you have to predict who will win each division. The Coastal Division seems easier, with the pick being Virginia Tech. Yes, despite losing to FCS school James Madison, the Hokies figure to win their division. They have breathing room between them, Miami, and North Carolina, and they would have to pretty much lose to both of those teams to not win their division. That is not a likely thing to happen.
The Atlantic Division is a bit more difficult to pick. Florida State, Maryland, and North Carolina State all have a good shot. However, Florida State looks like the best team, though NC State has the tiebreaker over them. In the end, the Seminoles, led by Christian Ponder under center, will take the division.
That being said, the Hokies will probably win the conference. They are a really talented team that suffered a fluke loss to a team way below their talent level. Sometimes it happens, albeit exceedingly rarely. Virginia Tech has a great running game and Tyrod Taylor has become a good quarterback. That should win the ACC for the Hokies and Frank Beamer.