Back during ACC Media Days in Charlotte last July, the league’s coaches did a little bit of bragging:

“I think we’ve established ourselves as the premier conference in college football.”—Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher.

“We are in the ACC, the best conference in college football. That’s not even debatable anymore.”—Boston College coach Steve Addazio.

“This is not a top-heavy league. This is a deep league.”—Clemson coach Dabo Swinney.

All total, eight ACC coaches stepped to the microphone to declare their conference the nation’s best. It was “almost” like they had planned it. Almost

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