Even if the result of the ACC season is a foregone conclusion – No. 1-ranked Florida State beating the Coastal Division champion on Dec. 6 in Charlotte in the ACC championship game – that doesn’t mean the 2014 football season won’t be interesting.
Between the returning familiar names (Jameis Winston, Jamison Crowder) and the new additions (Louisville, Notre Dame), the ACC promises to have its share of moments. If nothing else, the ACC deserves your attention for interrupting the SEC’s title reign last season.
And, if all goes according to plan, Florida State will have one of the four seats at the College Football Playoff table when the postseason begins. A preview of the upcoming season, which begins Thursday with Wake Forest’s trip to Louisiana-Monroe:
Five games to watch
Five names to watch
Predicted order of finish