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Week 1 has unprecedented star power
Five of the top seven vote-getters for the 2015 Heisman Trophy return this season. All five of those players face a ranked or Power 5 opponent in Week 1. How rare is that since 1950? Best Week 1 ever? (Insider)
A quick rundown of key numbers to know for each ACC team on the eve of the 2016 season.
Will ACC come down to two teams?
No surprise, Mark Schlabach thinks the ACC comes down to two teams: Clemson and Florida State. But when Sharon Katz ran the numbers, did they agree? College football's favorite game is back. Let's play Man vs. Metric (Insider)
With one day left until the much-anticipated Week 1 begins, we salute college football's one-of-a-kind performer.
Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer
With a starting defensive end out against Auburn, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said lineman Christian Wilkins' role will be "critical in us having a chance to win the game. He's prepared and capable of playing end and tackle." He's not giving away where Wilkins will play Saturday.
Kickoff Week in the ACC will be a litmus test, as there are three key showdowns with SEC teams. Also, two teams open their season in Ireland.
Summer practices have been very good for players like Tennessee's Micah Abernathy, who is working his way into the starting lineup. Who are the other pleasant surprises on the top-25 teams?
Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer
Gus Malzahn knows all about Clemson QB Deshaun Watson. He recruited Watson to Auburn once upon a time. "His strength is when things break down and when they choose to run him. He's an excellent runner. He's got a very good first step, similar to Nick Marshall."
The ACC can make a big statement with a sweep of the three ACC-SEC matchups that highlight Kickoff Week.
Deshaun Watson won't let his projected NFL draft status alter his thinking as far as running, and neither will the Clemson offense.
A pair of surprise bowl teams and the possibility of two playoff participants top the list of bold predictions by ESPN's ACC reporters.
Will Clemson collect all ACC awards?
Our Mark Schlabach thinks Clemson is the team to beat in the ACC. He also makes his picks for the rest of the ACC awards.
- Offensive player of the year: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
- Defensive player of the year: Derwin James, S, Florida State
- Coach of the year: Dabo Swinney, Clemson
- Freshman of the year: Deondre Francois, QB, Florida State
Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica give their take on the Clemson Tigers. What is the best bet for their title odds, season win total and more?
Should a Power 5 team with one or two losses be ranked ahead of an undefeated Group of 5 team? It all depends on how you view best vs. most deserving.
Even the best players in America have weaknesses. So what can Clemson QB Deshaun Watson and other offensive team All-Americans do to improve this season?
Clemson @ Auburn Tigers
Jordan-Hare Stadium - Sat 9/3