2024 ACC Season Predictions: Clemson, FSU, Miami the Predicted Regular-Season Wins Leaders

    No ACC team has a win total over 9.5 entering the 2024 campaign, but the ACC season predictions highlight the programs vying for a playoff bid.

    The ACC enters the 2024 season with five teams fresh off 9+ win seasons. However, only three programs currently have a win total of over nine. Which teams will hit their over, and who will stumble into their under?

    ACC Season Predictions for 2024

    It’s never too early to preview the season ahead, and FanDuel has posted the current odds for projected regular-season wins from each ACC team. Projected mediocrity fills the conference outside of Clemson, Florida State, and Miami.

    ACC Season Predictions – Regular-Season Win Totals

    • Clemson: 9.5
    • Florida State: 9.5
    • Miami: 9.5
    • Louisville: 8.5
    • NC State: 8.5
    • North Carolina: 7.5
    • SMU: 7.5
    • Syracuse: 7.5
    • Virginia Tech: 7.5
    • Cal: 6.5
    • Duke: 6.5
    • Georgia Tech: 5.5
    • Pittsburgh: 5.5
    • Wake Forest: 5.5
    • Boston College: 4.5
    • Virginia: 4.5
    • Stanford: 3.5

    Clemson fell to its first non-double-digit win season (9-4) since 2011, and the pressure is on Dabo Swinney and QB Cade Klubnik to right the ship this season. The Tigers are largely running it back, with zero transfers joining the roster.

    That’s particularly concerning for the receiving room, as only two players produced 500+ yards, and one of them (Beaux Collins) is gone. The Tigers also lost do-it-all back Will Shipley, who left for the NFL.

    After going “unconquered” in the 2023 season (not counting the 63-3 Orange Bowl drubbing at the hands of Georgia, of course), Florida State lost several stars to the NFL, including QB Jordan Travis, RB Trey Benson, and WRs Keon Coleman and Johnny Wilson.

    QB DJ Uiagalelei will have his hands full in attempting to replace all that production, but he remade his image at Oregon State, and he will presumably use his legs more often with the Seminoles.

    Miami is the last of the Big Three in the conference, and they should be the favorites. Mario Cristobal has gone 5-7 and 7-6 in his first two seasons, and Year 3 looks to be the best yet.

    With Washington State transfer Cam Ward under center, Oregon State bruiser Damien Martinez in the backfield, and 1,000-yard returner Xavier Restrepo in the slot, the offense should hit a new level. Of course, the Hurricanes are no stranger to unfulfilled hopes, as they have had one double-digit win season since 2003.

    The rest of the conference will likely remain in the middle of the pack, with Duke losing Riley Leonard to Notre Dame and North Carolina losing Drake Maye to the NFL. Rhett Lashlee’s SMU will play a Power Four schedule for the first time, but they have the talent to make some noise.

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    Grayson McCall bringing his dual-threat skill set to NC State is also a storyline to follow, while Pac-12 additions Cal and Stanford are in the same place they were in their old conference: at the bottom.

    And if anyone had any astronomical prayers for Georgia Tech (big Haynes King fan here, by the way), don’t expect them to be answered, as the Yellow Jackets faced the second-hardest schedule in the nation this season.

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