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Best 2020 ACC Position Groups

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 22 Pitt at North Carolina
The ACC Coastal may come down to UNC offense vs Pitt defense.
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NOTE: This story first appeared in the blog ACCFootballRx and is republished here with permission from the author.

For five years now the Clemson Tigers have owned ACC football and, from the point of view of the preseason, 2020 looks no different. However, there are some teams with really good position groups out there -- maybe not as talented as Clemson overall, but talented enough to put up a pretty good fight!

Best ACC position groups (outside of Clemson)

NCAA Football: Military Bowl-North Carolina vs Temple
The UNC Tar Heels have plenty to like on offense this season.
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QB - UNC (Sam Howell)

RB - UNC (Michael Carter, Javonte Williams)

WR - UNC (Dyami Brown, Dazz Newsome,

TE - Miami (Brevin Jordan)

OL - Boston College (Ben Petrula, Tyler Vrabel, Alec Lindstrom, Zion Johnson)

Pittsburgh v Virginia Tech
Pitt vs Virginia Tech, 11/23/2019
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S - Pitt (Paris Ford, Damar Hamlin)

CB - Virginia Tech (Caleb Farley, Jermaine Waller, Chamarri Conner)

LB - Virginia Tech (Rayshard Ashby, Dax Hollifield)

DL - Pitt (Jalen Twyman, Patrick Jones, Rashad Weaver)


ST - Virginia Tech (Oscar Bradburn [P], Tayvion Robinson [PR], Brian Johnson [PK])


This list is dominated by three Coastal Division teams: UNC, Pitt and Virginia Tech. I believe one of those will represent that division in the ACC Championship Game — most likely against Clemson. It could be a much better game than people expect!