Link to SI’s ACC predictions. SI projects State to put together and abysmal 3-9 overall record and 1-7 in the ACC
Additionally, the publication ranks the entire country and provides a 5-minute preseason guide at this link. Of interest are the following:
(1) Ohio State
(2) Notre Dame
(12) Florida State
(22) Virginia Tech
(29) Boston College
(32) Georgia Tech
(49) Southern Miss
(63) Wake Fores
(67) NC State
(106) East Carolina
* Initially, I feel as though NC State’s ranking is a little low.
* When I account for the variance between NC State’s ranking and the rankings for Georgia Tech, Maryland, Virginia, and UNC-Chapel Hill then I think the rankings are totally absurd.
* The ACC’s Atlantic Division is home to four of SI’s top 40 teams in the country. The Coastal Division is home to only 3. Additionally, Duke obviously brings up the rear in the Coastal, leaving little doubt which division is tougher.