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Ranking the Top 5 ACC Football Rivalries of 2014

Ranking the Top 5 ACC Football Rivalries of 2014

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ACC Football in 2014 will be an exciting mix of new teams, old rivalries and the defending national champions. The upcoming conference season will undoubtedly produce some exciting games, many of which have been closely-contested for many years. Here are the five best ACC football rivalries of 2014.

5. Virginia vs. Virginia Tech

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5. Virginia vs. Virginia Tech

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The Commonwealth Cup has lost some of its luster in recent years, as UVA has only won three games since 1995. The Hokies lead the all-time series 53-37-5, but the contest has produced some great games over the years, and it frequently has Coastal division implications that come along with it. Recently, however, it has only been meaningful for the Hokies, who will look to continue the dominance in 2014.

4. North Carolina vs. North Carolina State

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4. North Carolina vs. North Carolina State

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North Carolina and NC State will play for the 104th time in 2014, and the Tar Heels lead the all-time series 65-32-6. These games are frequently decided by single-digits, and the gameday atmosphere is second to none. If you're an ACC football fan, attending a Carolina-State game should be on your bucket list.

3. Georgia Tech vs. Clemson

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3. Georgia Tech vs. Clemson

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Georgia Tech-Clemson is one of the ACC's greatest rivalries, not only because of the team's mutual dislike of one another, but also because of how close the games usually are. From 1996-2001, each game was decided by exactly three points. The Tigers defeated the Jackets 55-31 in 2013, but the Ramblin' Wreck holds the all-time series lead 49-27-2. Clemson will be strong in 2014, but the game will be played in Atlanta and should be a great one.

2. Virginia Tech vs. Miami

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2. Virginia Tech vs. Miami

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While Virginia Tech-Miami definitely isn't a better overall rivalry than Georgia Tech against Clemson, it will have larger implications for the 2014 season, specifically. Miami leads the all-time series by a relatively slim margin of 18-13, and the game is certain to have a lot on the line when it comes to the ACC's Coastal division in 2014. Expect the Hokies and Hurricanes to produce another barn-burner.

1. Florida State vs. Miami

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1. Florida State vs. Miami

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The ACC's top football rivalry is undoubtedly the Noles against the Canes. While Miami holds an all-time series lead of 31-27, Florida State has dominated the contest lately, as FSU has taken four in a row from the Canes. Florida State's return to prominence could see the the Noles continue to close the overall series gap. College football can't wait to see what the Noles and Canes will produce this year.

Jacob Dennis is a writer at RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter and add him to your network on Google.