ACC at a glance

Yahoo! Sports expert Pat Forde breaks down everything you need to know about the ACC.

North Carolina State v Clemson

CLEMSON, SC - NOVEMBER 17: Tajh Boyd #10 of the Clemson Tigers reacts to scoring a touchdown against the North Carolina State Wolfpack during their game at Memorial Stadium on November 17, 2012 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Boston College v Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 13: Bobby Swigert #10 of the Boston College Eagles is brought down by Lamarcus Joyner #20 of the Florida State Seminoles during a game at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 13, 2012 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Bud Foster

Best Assistant Coach: Bud Foster, Virginia Tech. Longtime Hokies defensive coordinator narrowly gets the nod over big-bucks Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris.

Florida State v Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Jimbo Fisher of the Florida State Seminoles yells at an official duirng the first half of the Seminoles 41-14 win over the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium on November 17, 2012 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Beamer FSU Post Game

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Va. Tech-Alabama

Biggest Non-League Game: Pick a matchup with the SEC. They have them early (North Carolina-South Carolina Aug. 29; Virginia Tech-Alabama and Clemson-Georgia Aug. 31; Florida-Miami Sept. 7). And they have them late (Clemson-South Carolina, Florida-Florida State and Georgia-Georgia Tech Nov. 30). Will the ACC teams win any of them?


Best Tailgate Scene: Clemson. Picturesque setting gets very orange and very festive before, during and after games. Yes, during – fans can leave the stadium at halftime for some in-game revelry.

Virginia Tech

Best Stadium: Lane Stadium, Virginia Tech. Especially on a Thursday night. Barely beats out Death Valley in Clemson.

Chapel Hill

Best Town: Chapel Hill.


Worst Town: Syracuse.