Every ACC football team’s best season ever

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#1: Boston College Eagles, 1940

We’re starting old school with BC, as their sole title-winning season came in 1940. The Eagles finished the year 11-0 with a Sugar Bowl victory over the traditionally great Tennessee Volunteers. They ranked fifth in the AP Poll in all-time coaching great Frank Leahy’s second season with the team. There hasn’t been too much out of Boston College since then.

#2: Clemson Tigers, 2018

Quite a jump from World War II to just three years ago, but 2018 was undeniably the Tigers’ best year. Clemson concluded their stretch with a blowout victory over the legendary Nick Saban and his Alabama Crimson Tide by a score of 44-16. Also, they were the first team post-1900 to amass a record of 15-0.

#3: Duke Blue Devils, 1936

It must be true when people say that Duke is a basketball school because boy have they been dry in the modern era of college football or what? The Blue Devils went 9-1, with their only loss being by two points at Tennessee. Over their nine victories, seven were shutouts. Berryman QPRS, an NCAA-certified selector of national champions, gave Duke the crown in 1936, and that is enough for me to declare it their best CFB season to date.