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ESPN Names Florida State The ACC's No. 1 Team Heading Into The Preseason

Who is atop the ACC heading into the offseason?

We’re not that far away from the 2017 college football season. Clemson, the defending national champion, hails from the ACC, but are the Tigers still the strongest team in the conference?

ESPN’s post-spring too-early conference power rankings are out, and Florida State is No. 1 in the ACC. Below is what the Worldwide Leader had to say about the 'Noles, who are a trending College Football Playoff pick.

Akers leads a deep corps of running backs that was impressive enough this spring to ease any concerns about the loss of Dalvin Cook. The return of Derwin James adds to a defense that should be excellent, too. Our big concern: Who’s catching the football? It’s a legitimate worry, but one FSU can find an answer to, and that makes the Seminoles our preseason favorite and a serious contender for the College Football Playoff.

The full 1-to-14 rankings for the ACC can be found here. The top five squads are listed below.

1. Florida State

2. Clemson

3. Miami

4. Louisville

5. NC State

We can’t wait for the season to start.