10 Must-Watch ACC Games of 2015 College Football Season

By Brian Kalchik

10 Must-Watch ACC Games of 2015 College Football Season

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The ACC has been dominated by Florida State and Clemson the past few seasons, but plenty of teams are getting closer. Teams like Miami, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech will all look to dethrone the Seminoles and the Tigers atop the ACC. What ACC games are must-see television? Here are the Top 10.

10. North Carolina State @ Florida State (Nov. 14)

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10. North Carolina State @ Florida State (Nov. 14)

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2014 Result: Florida State 56, North Carolina State 41

North Carolina State jumped on the Seminoles early in last year's contest, but the Seminoles erupted with a dominant second-half. The Wolfpack were one of the youngest teams last season, and their ability to hang with the Seminoles last season should serve them well this season.

9. Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech (Nov. 12)

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9. Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech (Nov. 12)

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2014 Result: Georgia Tech 27, Virginia Tech 24

Georgia Tech gained some early momentum last year by defeating Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The Yellow Jackets won't be as prolific on offense without DeAndre Smelter and Darren Waller, but their triple-option offense will get a stiff test against Bud Foster's defense.

8. Virginia Tech @ Virginia (Nov. 28)

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8. Virginia Tech @ Virginia (Nov. 28)

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2014 Result: Virginia Tech 24, Virginia 20

The battle of Virginia has been all Virginia Tech in the past, but the Cavaliers have gotten closer and closer to their in-state rivals. Mike London has a young and talented team, but until they get past the Hokies, they won't be viewed as a good team.

7. Florida State @ Boston College (Sept. 18)

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7. Florida State @ Boston College (Sept. 18)

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2014 Result: Florida State 20, Boston College 17

Boston College's option offense gave Florida State fits last year, but wasn't enough to secure an upset. With the game in Alumni Stadium this year, the Eagles and their rabid fans will make life miserable for Sean Maguire and the new-look Seminoles.

6. Clemson @ Louisville (Sept. 17)

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6. Clemson @ Louisville (Sept. 17)

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2014 Result: Clemson 23, Louisville 17

With Florida State destined to struggle in 2015, the Tigers and Cardinals are two of the teams that could challenge for the ACC Crown. Both teams lost plenty of great players to the NFL Draft, but Dabo Swinney and Bobby Petrino will get their teams ready for a huge matchup on Thursday Night Football.

5. Clemson @ Miami (FL)

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5. Clemson @ Miami (FL)

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2014 Result: DNP

Clemson and Miami did not play in 2014, but both teams have lots of talent and promising young QBs in DeShaun Watson and Brad Kaaya.

4. Louisville @ Florida State (Oct. 17)

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4. Louisville @ Florida State (Oct. 17)

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2014 Result: Florida State 42, Louisville 31

Louisville nearly made a major statement in the ACC by giving Florida State a good game at home, but Jameis Winston was simply unstoppable in the second half. Both teams lost outstanding players to the NFL, but each team has plenty of young talent on their rosters.

3. Florida State @ Georgia Tech (Oct. 24)

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3. Florida State @ Georgia Tech (Oct. 24)

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2014 Result: Florida State 37, Georgia Tech 35 (ACC Championship Game)

Georgia Tech's furious rally at the end of the ACC Championship Game almost knocked Florida State from the ranks of the unbeaten, but time ran out. The Yellow Jackets will now look for revenge at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

2. Miami (FL) @ Florida State (Oct. 10)

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2. Miami (FL) @ Florida State (Oct. 10)

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2014 Result: Florida State 30, Miami (FL) 26

The Florida State-Miami rivalry got back on track last year as the Seminoles earned a tough win over the Hurricanes. Despite losing plenty of talented players to the draft, both teams have exciting young talent that will be ready for this game.

1. Florida State @ Clemson (Nov. 7)

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1. Florida State @ Clemson (Nov. 7)

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2014 Result: Florida State 23, Clemson 17

Clemson nearly defeated Florida State in Tallahassee last year when Jameis Winston was suspended for the game, but the Seminoles won in overtime to keep their win streak alive. This one will be back in Death Valley, and the Tigers figure to be the more experienced team this time around.

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