2019 ACC Preview and Preseason Predictions

The ACC is Clemson and everyone else. Really, the intrigue in the ACC this year is just who will win the Coastal…and get blown out by Clemson in the ACC title game. Clemson is going to be really, really good again.

The Tigers will do it a little differently this year. There offense will be better than the defense…that’s going to mean some big spreads for Clemson.

Who can challenge them? Someone always goes to the wire with Clemson. Clemson’s toughest two games will be over by the time we hit the middle of September. If they’re undefeated then, they should run the table rather easily.

Not sure who decided it was a good idea to have Louisville get thrashed by Notre Dame in primetime opening weekend but it’s not gonna look good for the ACC that night.

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ACC Overview

  • The Champs should be back in the CFB Playoff to defend their title come January
  • It’s gonna be a rough rebuild year at North Carolina, Louisville and Georgia Tech
  • 10 Teams will go to a bowl game
  • Wake Forest vs. North Carolina in a non-conference game (no really!)

2019 ACC Power Rankings

These are our data driven preseason college football power rankings for each ACC team. See how ACC teams stack up nationally in our full 2019 preseason college football power rankings.

24Miami (FL)
41Florida St
48NC State
55Virginia Tech
65Boston College
84Wake Forest
97North Carolina
98Georgia Tech

2019 ACC Predicted Records and Conference Standings


  • Clemson runs away with the division
  • FSU still isn’t ready to contend
  • Louisville bottoms out this season…it’ll get better Cardinals, just not this year
Clemson Tigers12080
Boston College Eagles8453
Syracuse Orange9353
Florida State Seminoles7544
NC State Wolfpack7544
Wake Forest Demon Deacons7535
Louisville Cardinals11108


  • The Coastal goes Cavalier
  • Big separation between teams at top and bottom
  • Manny does Miami…Diaz keeps the Canes steady and winning
Virginia Cavaliers10271
Miami Hurricanes9362
Virginia Tech Hokies8453
Pittsburgh Panthers7553
Duke Blue Devils4826
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets21017
North Carolina Tar Heels21017
Championship Game

Clemson dominates Virginia to win the ACC Championship again

See more in our 2019 College Football Preview.