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Countdown to football: Defending national champion Clemson leads chase for ACC teams

Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson’s Yellow Jackets won nine games in 2016.
Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson’s Yellow Jackets won nine games in 2016. AP

Yes, it’s still July, and we’re more than a month away from the start of the 2017 football season. But that doesn’t mean we can’t get ready for the upcoming season. To do that, we’ll have a series throughout the summer counting down to the season.

The series continues with a power poll for the ACC.

Clemson

2016 record: 14-1.

Season opener: vs. Kent State, Sept. 2.

Florida State

2016 record: 10-3.

Season opener: vs. Alabama in Atlanta, Sept. 2.

Louisville

2016 record: 9-4.

Season opener: vs. Purdue in Indianapolis, Sept. 2.

Virginia Tech

2016 record: 10-4.

Season opener: vs. West Virginia in Landover, Maryland, Sept. 3.

Pittsburgh

2016 record: 8-5.

Season opener: vs. Youngstown State, Sept. 2.

Georgia Tech

2016 record: 9-4.

Season opener: vs. Tennessee in Atlanta, Sept. 4.

Miami

2016 record: 9-4.

Season opener: vs. Bethune-Cookman, Sept. 2.

North Carolina

2016 record: 8-5.

Season opener: vs. California, Sept. 2.

Wake Forest

2016 record: 7-6.

Season opener: vs. Presbyterian, Aug. 31.

N.C. State

2016 record: 7-6.

Season opener: vs. South Carolina in Charlotte, Sept. 2.

Boston College

2016 record: 7-6.

Season opener: at Northern Illinois, Sept. 1.

Duke

2016 record: 4-8.

Season opener: vs. North Carolina Central, Sept. 2.

Syracuse

2016 record: 4-8.

Season opener: vs. Central Connecticut State, Sept. 1.

Virginia

2016 record: 2-10.

Season opener: vs. William & Mary, Sept. 2.

Previous stories in this series:

Southern Conference power poll.

Sun Belt power poll.

GHSA Region 1-6A power poll.

GHSA Region 1-5A power poll.

GHSA Region 4-5A power poll.

GHSA Region 4-3A power poll.

GHSA Region 3-2A power poll.

GHSA Region 4B-1A power poll.

GHSA Region 7A-1A power poll.

SEC team-by-team schedules.

SEC weekly schedule.

Team-by-team schedules for ACC’s teams.

Weekly schedules for ACC’s teams.

Team-by-team schedules for Georgia’s Division I and Division II teams.

Weekly schedules for Georgia’s Division I and Division II teams.

Middle Georgia team-by-team GHSA schedules.

Middle Georgia weekly GHSA schedule.

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