2013 Atlantic Coast Conference football season
|2013 ACC football season|
|League||NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision)|
|Duration||August 29, 2013 to January 2014|
|Number of teams||14|
|Atlantic champions||Florida State|
|ACC Championship Game|
|2013 ACC football standings|
|#1 Florida State x$#||8||–||0||14||–||0|
|#8 Clemson %||7||–||1||11||–||2|
|#23 Duke x||6||–||2||10||–||4|
|Championship: Florida State 45, Duke 7|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) football season was an NCAA football season that was played from August 29, 2013, to January 7, 2014. It was the first season of play for former Big East Conference members Pittsburgh and Syracuse. Syracuse plays in the Atlantic Division, while Pittsburgh plays in the Coastal Division. It was also the last season for Maryland in the ACC as they will move to the Big Ten Conference in 2014.
The Atlantic Coast Conference consists of 14 members in two divisions. The Atlantic division consists of Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina State, Syracuse, and Wake Forest. The Coastal division consists of Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. The division champions, Duke and Florida State, met in December in the 2013 ACC Championship Game, located in Charlotte, North Carolina at Bank of America Stadium.
The 2013 ACC Preseason Poll was announced at the ACC Football Kickoff meetings in Greensboro, NC on July 22. Miami was voted to win Coastal division while Clemson was voted to win the Atlantic division and the conference. Tajh Boyd of Clemson was voted the Preseason ACC Player of the Year.
Atlantic Division poll
- Clemson – 815 (102 first place votes)
- Florida State – 731 (18)
- North Carolina State – 490
- Wake Forest – 392
- Maryland – 373
- Syracuse - 320
- Boston College – 211
Coastal Division poll
- Miami – 736 (65)
- Virginia Tech – 654 (27)
- North Carolina – 649 (22)
- Georgia Tech – 522 (6)
- Pittsburgh - 313
- Virginia – 230
- Duke – 228
Predicted ACC Championship Game Winner
- Clemson – 95
- Florida State – 15
- Georgia Tech – 3
- Miami – 3
- North Carolina - 3
- Virginia Tech - 1
Preseason ACC Player of the Year
- Tajh Boyd, CLEM - 105
- Duke Johnson, MIA - 4
- Logan Thomas, VT - 3
- Sammy Watkins, CLEM - 3
- Bryn Renner, UNC - 2
- Jeremiah Attaochu, GT - 1
- Lamarcus Joyner, FSU - 1
- Stephen Morris, MIA - 1
|Wide Receiver||Sammy Watkins||Clemson|
|Michael Campanaro||Wake Forest|
|Tight End||Eric Ebron||North Carolina|
|Tackle||James Hurst||North Carolina|
|Guard||Tre' Jackson||Florida State|
|Center||Bryan Stork||Florida State|
|Running Back||Duke Johnson||Miami|
|James Wilder, Jr.||Florida State|
|Defensive end||Jeremiah Attaochu||Georgia Tech|
|Kareem Martin||North Carolina|
|Defensive tackle||Nikita Whitlock||Wake Forest|
|Timmy Jernigan||Florida State|
|Linebacker||Jack Tyler||Virginia Tech|
|Christian Jones||Florida State|
|Kevin Pierre-Louis||Boston College|
|Lamarcus Joyner||Florida State|
|Safety||Tre Boston||North Carolina|
Three universities hired new coaches for the 2013 football season. NC State hired Dave Doeren from Northern Illinois after he led the Huskies to back-to-back MAC championships. With this hire, Doeren was made the second highest paid coach in the ACC (behind Florida State's Jimbo Fisher) and the 27th highest paid coach in the country. Boston College also changed coaches, hiring Steve Addazio from Temple. Addazio had only been a head coach for 2 years, however, Boston College athletic director Brad Bates stated that he has had Addazio on his short list of coaches for years. Syracuse promoted their defensive coordinator, Scott Shafer, of the previous 4 years to head coach after their previous head coach, Doug Marrone, left for a job coaching the Buffalo Bills of the NFL. They will join Paul Chryst of Pittsburgh (due to conference realignment) as new coaches in the ACC.
NOTE: Stats shown are before the beginning of the season
|Team||Head Coach||Years at School||Overall Record||Record at School||ACC Record|
|Boston College||Steve Addazio||1||13–11||0–0||0–0|
|Florida State||Jimbo Fisher||3||31–10||31–10||18–6|
|Georgia Tech||Paul Johnson||6||148–65||41–26||26–14|
|North Carolina||Larry Fedora||2||42-23||8-4||5-3|
|NC State||Dave Doeren||1||23–4||0–0||0-0|
|Virginia Tech||Frank Beamer||26||256-127–4||216–104–2||57–15|
|Wake Forest||Jim Grobe||13||106–107–1||73–74||40–56|
|Improvement in ranking|
|Drop in ranking|
|Not ranked previous week|
|RV||Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll|
ACC Player of the Year
Rookie of the Year
Coach of the Year
Offensive Player of the Year
Offensive Rookie of the Year
Brian Piccolo Award
Jacobs Blocking Trophy
Defensive Player of the Year
Defensive Rookie of the Year
Jim Tatum Award
2014 NFL Draft
|Team||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Round 5||Round 6||Round 7||Total|
|Rnd.||Pick #||NFL team||Player||Pos.||College||Conf.||Notes|
|1||4||Buffalo Bills||Watkins, SammySammy Watkins||WR||Clemson||ACC||from Cleveland|
N.B: In the explanations below, (D) denotes trades that took place during the 2014 Draft, while (PD) indicates trades completed pre-draft.
- No. 4: Cleveland → Buffalo (D). Cleveland traded this selection to Buffalo in exchange for Buffalo's 2014 first-round selection (No. 9 overall), 2015 first-round selection, and 2015 fourth-round selection.
- Patra, Kevin (May 8, 2014). "Bills grab Sammy Watkins after trading up to No. 4". Around the League (blog). NFL.com. Archived from the original on May 9, 2014. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
- 2013 ACC Composite Football Schedule - Week-By-Week
- ACC Announces 2013 Football Schedule
- "ACC Football Kickoff Media Selects 2013 Favorite". Atlantic Coast Conference. 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
- "2013 Preseason All-ACC Football Team Announced". Atlantic Coast Conference. 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
- Andrea Adelson (2013). "NC State hires Dave Doeren". ESPN.com. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
- "College Coach's Salaries". USA Today. 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
- Jack McCluskey (2013). "BC hires Steve Addazio". ESPN.com. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
- "Scott Shafer vows to extend success". ESPN.com. 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
- "College Bowl Games 2013-2014". ESPN.com. 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
- "2013 All-ACC Teams Announced". theacc.com. 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
- "2013 Football" (PDF). theacc.com. 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
- "Individual Honors Pour In for the ACC". theacc.com. 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013.