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Ranking the ACC’s football teams

1. Florida State (1-0): Everett Golson threw for 302 yards and four TDs but the best sign for FSU was no turnovers.

2. Georgia Tech (1-0): Actually felt bad for Alcorn State on Thursday night, that wasn’t fair.

3. Clemson (1-0): Every time Deshaun Watson runs, Dabo Swinney stars in his own sequel to “Waiting to Exhale.”

4. Virginia Tech (0-0): To be the man, you’ve got to beat the man … and Wake Forest, too.

5. N.C. State (1-0): Smooth start for the Wolfpack, but the real work doesn’t begin for another three weeks.

6. Louisville (0-1): Bobby Petrino might have something in frosh QB Lamar Jackson.

7. Duke (1-0): Just completely out-classed Tulane in every possible way.

8. Miami (1-0): Maligned defense holds Bethune-Cookman to 79 yards on 46 plays.

9. UNC (0-1): Bench Marquise! Fire Fedora! Deep breaths and step away from the panic button. The Heels will be fine.

10. Pitt (1-0): Uneasy debut for Pat Narduzzi but the result is all that counts.

11. Boston College (1-0): The Eagles are going to miss Tyler Murphy.

12. Virginia (0-1): Smart school, dumb schedule.

13. Wake Forest (1-0): Smart school, smart schedule.

14. Syracuse (1-0): Terrel Hunt’s luck and Scott Shafer’s recruiting are a bad combination.

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