Key Question No. 16 - Clemson Or Florida St?
Posted Aug 24, 2013

Key Question No. 16 - Clemson or Florida State out of the ACC?

16. Clemson or Florida State out of the ACC?

Richard Cirminiello: Clemson. The Tigers and the Seminoles are by far and away the two best teams out of the Atlantic Division. The Coastal Division will stage a competitive four-team battle between Miami, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and Carolina, but it's unlikely that the best of the quartet can topple the Atlantic champ. Clemson wins with offense, Florida State with its D. The differences? The Tigers have veteran Tajh Boyd under center, while the Noles will break the seal on exciting, but untested, redshirt freshman Jameis Winston. Oh, and the annual showdown between the powerhouses takes place in Death Valley.

FOLLOW! @PeteFiutak: Clemson. No Florida State. No Clemson. No … get me to October 19th and then I'll have a better answer. Florida State could and should have the better team, but, will Jameis Winston really and truly be the superstar stud everyone's buzzing about? Can the defensive front four reload in a hurry around Tim Jernigan? Can the coaching staff get over the loss of so many key assistants? Yes, yes, and maybe. The main concern for Clemson is a schedule with dangerous games against NC State, Syracuse and Virginia on the road and Georgia Tech at home. Even thought the Tigers get the Noles at home, I'm still going with Florida State to win the ACC title and get back to the BCS. No, wait, Clemson will make it two in three years. No, wait …

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