Every ACC football team’s best season ever

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#4: Florida State Seminoles, 2013

FSU has given us multiple seasons to choose from when it comes to picking their best one yet, but 2013 really is just head and shoulders above any other year of Seminoles Football. Florida State decimated their path to the national championship, outscoring their opponents by a combined tally of 723-170! Their closest regular-season game was decided by 14 points at Boston College. The closest game behind that one was over Miami (ranked 7th at the time) by 27. Did I mention that their quarterback Jameis Winston won the Heisman Trophy?

#5: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 1990

The Yellow Jackets went undefeated in 1990, composing a final record of 11-0-1, beating four ranked teams (at least at the times that they had played in the season). One of those ranked teams was #1 Virginia, who GT topped in an infamous 41-38 affair. Following the conclusion of their play, multiple selectors deemed Georgia Tech a national champion.

#6: Louisville Cardinals, 2006

This was a rather difficult choice between the 2006 and 2013 Cardinals seasons, but the former included four ranked opponents, while the latter had none. Despite this, both squads went 12-1, so logic tells me that 2006 deserves the edge here.

The Cards defeated three of their four ranked foes by two scores or more, one of them being the 11-2 Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the Orange Bowl. Louisville’s only blemish was a 28-25 loss at #14 Rutgers, who finished their own season with an impressive record of 11-2.