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Top 3 ACC Football Teams For the 2009 College Football Season

Ever since the Florida and Miami State teams have fallen, Virginia Tech has become the top contender in the ACC. They have really set their hold on the ACC’s marquee program and there seems to be a good chance of them making the ACC title yet again this season in 2009.

Of course, there is the chance of Georgia Tech will make good on their 2008 breakout season and stand as the other contender for the ACC title. They have become the favorites of quite a few analysts and college football fans ever since Paul Johnson became the coach in Atlanta. There is thus good reason to believe that this team might actually become the top ACC team.

Other than them, there are other teams that just might surprise us this season. So let’s take a closer look at Georgia Tech and then move on to two other teams that may become the ACC champions.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets – Georgia Tech’s offense is going to be a surprise to any of the opposing teams. The coaches know exactly what Paul Johnson is going for. Despite that the Yellow Jackets stand a good chance of winning. That is because the triple option usually proves to be too tricky an offense to mount a successful defense against. This is going to especially true with coach Johnson running some top athletes this time round. The tailback Jonathan Dwyer makes a return this time, who is a great candidate for Heisman and is known for rushing over 1,300 yards last year. Along with quarter back Josh Nesbitt, most of the core attack line is making a comeback as well. The team needs to improve on its 24.4 scoring average though. There are three new starters with Derrick Morgan remaining the defensive end.

North Carolina Tar Heels – Three years back Tar Heels where nowhere. However, within the last two seasons the team has made a complete 180. Anyone doubting coach Butch Davis’ abilities should be quieting down by now. He has made this team one of the best in the ACC and a contender for the title. Even though their performance has been quite good after an 8-5 season in 2008, it feels ‘the best is yet to come’ for this team. Quarterback T.J. Yates brings a lot of experience to his position and Shaun Draughn who rushed 900 yards in 2008 again holds the tailback position. Eight of the starters remain the same with the prominent linebacker Quan Sturdivant.

Virginia Tech Hokies – This team has one of the most exciting quarterbacks in recent history – Tyrod Taylor. He has thrown 1036 yards and has run 738 more while splitting the time with Sean Glennon. Now the numbers are set to increase with Jarrett Boykin and Danny Coale coming back, the top wideouts of the team. The defense sees the return of seven starters, along with defensive end Jason Worlids.