At the beginning of the season if you were to ask me who would be the three best teams in the ACC, Clemson would have never rolled off my tongue. In fact, they weren’t even a thought as most thought head coach Dabo Sweeny would be fired by mid season. Well boy was I wrong. Tajh Boyd has turned up performances that are Heisman worthy and the Clemson Tigers are undefeated with a pretty darn good resume to top it off.
The Tigers are (5-0, 2-0), basking in their highest national ranking since 2000, are the first ACC team ever to win three consecutive games against nationally-ranked opponents (four if you want to count FCS power Wofford). Their offense has dissected every opponent in front of them and defensively they fly around the ball like a bunch of crazed Tigers. (No pun intended)
Having already vanquished the preseason picks to win the Atlantic (Florida State) and Coastal (Va. Tech) divisions, Clemson is the clear favorite to win a weak Atlantic group, with games remaining against Wake Forest, Maryland, N.C. State and a 3 p.m. kickoff Saturday at home vs. lowly Boston College who has already dropped a game to Duke.