ACC Football: Ranking the Atlantic teams ahead of 2021 season

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Clemson is a perennial title contender, Florida State is a traditional powerhouse with elite recruits and an outstanding football IQ, North Carolina State is coming off of an eight-win showing, and so on. It’s safe to say that the Atlantic half of the ACC has the rest of the country at high risk of being put on notice with their 2021 slate.

But just like with every other college football division in America, some other Atlantic teams are instead enduring down moments at the exact same time, and are subsequently hoping for a sizable rebuild over the span of this current offseason.

With such a sharp contrast between the two main types of teams that make up a league, there is bound to be an evident hierarchy in where each school lies amongst one another, and that is exactly what we are going to look into today.

Here are the ACC Atlantic rankings heading into the 2021 college football season.

7. Syracuse Orange

Beginning with the outlier of the group, we have the Syracuse Orange, who are practically a shoo-in to finish dead last in the division. Head coach Dino Babers is somehow still with the program after just coming off of a 1-10 season in 2020, and there is merely no sign of improvement to go off of. To make a long story short, the Orange will stink once again this fall.