2012 Record - 12-2 (7-1 ACC)
Returning Starters- Offense/Defense (7/4)
This Week: at Pittsburgh (Monday)
Not many teams could lose a quarterback who was a 1st round NFL Draft pick and still be an excellent contender for a conference championship, but Florida State is one of those teams. A huge reason for this is redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston, who was the number one rated quarterback in the class of 2012 according to Rivals. Joining Winston in the backfield will be a very talented pair of tailbacks in Devonta Freeman and James Wilder Jr., who combined for 19 rushing touchdowns last season. Winston will also have speedster Rashad Greene on the perimeter. This defense allowed fewer than 15 points per game last season. Look for the winner of the Florida State vs. Clemson matchup on October 19th to determine the winner of the Atlantic and probably the entire ACC. Don't count out Florida State just because they'll be on the road.
4. North Carolina