Every ACC football team’s best season ever

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#7: Miami Hurricanes, 2001

One of the easier choices on this list, Miami’s 2001 season displayed arguably the best college football team ever. The Hurricanes began their season ranked #2 and never fell below such a threshold. They faced five ranked opponents, only one of which kept the game within less than 22 points. Their roster also produced a plethora of NFL talent, including stars like defensive backs Sean Taylor and Ed Reed.

#8: North Carolina State Wolfpack, 2002

This selection is pretty underwhelming, but the only other season that could truly compete with this one was in 1927, so I figured I would just give 2002 the benefit of the doubt. NC State went 11-3, with two wins over ranked opponents and all three of their losses being decided by seven points or less. Kind of lame, but it’s the best that the Wolfpack has to offer.

#9: North Carolina Tar Heels, 1997

UNC under Mack Brown was a menace, and 1997 showcases that quite well. The Tar Heels went 11-1, with a loss to #3 Florida State. They finished the season ranked #6 in the AP Poll, with FSU being their only roadblock between them and the ACC title. Unfortunately, UNC left a bit to be desired with the strength of their schedule. But still, a great showing by the Heels regardless.