Order of finish based on preseason media poll
CLEMSON — Led by QB Tajh Boyd, one of the most productive quarterbacks in ACC history, the Tigers face heightened expectations that include a BCS bowl berth. Boyd, who willed Clemson to a gritty Peach Bowl victory over LSU that capped an 11-2 season, will have WR Sammy Watkins, a Biletnikoff Award candidate, as his talented sidekick.
FLORIDA STATE — Fourth-year coach Jimbo Fisher, who owns a 31-10 record, has handed the reins to redshirt freshman QB Jameis Winston, who has reminded many in Tallahassee of former Heisman winner Charlie Ward. Winston will be among 13 new starters and six new assistants for the new-look Seminoles.
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