Week one ACC power rankings


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1. Virginia Tech: Clemson defeated Virginia Tech twice last season, so I realize that putting Dabo Swinney’s team behind Frank Beamer's squad will be unpopular for Tiger fans. But the Hokies remain one of my BCS darkhorses because of their favorable schedule, although they do have to travel to Death Valley to take on Clemson. Can Virginia Tech continue its run of winning at least 10 games in eight consecutive seasons? Bud Foster’s defense may have to carry the load early in the season until the offense gels, but quarterback Logan Thomas, receiver Marcus Davis and running back Michael Holmes should be productive as long as replacing four offensive linemen isn't too daunting of a challenge.

2. Clemson: Quarterback Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Jr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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will have to deal with explosive Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
So. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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being on the sideline in the tough opener against Auburn, but he'll still have DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
Jr. Wide Receiver
#6 6-2, 205
Central, SC

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to make plays. Expect the offense to continue to be prolific under second-year coordinator Chad Morris. However, the defense needs to improve under new coordinator Brent Venables after its embarrassing Orange Bowl performance against West Virginia.

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