2018 Atlantic Coast Conference football season

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2018 ACC Football season
Atlantic Coast Conference logo.svg
LeagueNCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision
SportFootball
DurationAugust 30, 2018 to January 7, 2019
Number of teams14
2019 NFL Draft
Top draft pickClelin Ferrell – (Clemson)
Picked byOakland Raiders, 4th Overall
Regular Season
Atlantic championsClemson
  Atlantic runners-upSyracuse
Coastal championsPittsburgh
  Coastal runners-upGeorgia Tech
ACC Championship Game
ChampionsClemson
  Runners-upPittsburgh
Finals MVPTravis Etienne, RB - Clemson
Seasons
2018 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 1 Clemson x$#^   8 0         15 0  
No. 15 Syracuse   6 2         10 3  
NC State   5 3         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 5  
Wake Forest   3 5         7 6  
Florida State   3 5         5 7  
Louisville   0 8         2 10  
Coastal Division
Pittsburgh x   6 2         7 7  
Georgia Tech   5 3         7 6  
Miami   4 4         7 6  
Virginia   4 4         8 5  
Virginia Tech   4 4         6 7  
Duke   3 5         8 5  
North Carolina   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Clemson 42, Pittsburgh 10
    1. – College Football Playoff champion
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference football season was the 66th season of College Football play for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). It was played from August 30, 2018 until January 2019. The Atlantic Coast Conference consists of 14 members in two divisions. It was part of the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The entire 2018 schedule was released on January 17, 2018.[1]

Previous Season[edit]

Clemson defeated Miami, 38–3, in the ACC Football Championship Game.[2]

Ten teams participated in bowl games in the 2017 season and the league went 4–6 in those games. Two teams participated in New Years 6 Bowls, however both lost. Clemson lost to Alabama in the 2018 Sugar Bowl, 6–24.[3] Miami was played in the Orange Bowl as the ACC's other New Years Six team and lost to Wisconsin 24–34.[4] Louisville lost 27–31 to Mississippi in the TaxSlayer Bowl.[5] NC State beat Arizona State 52–31 in the Sun Bowl.[6] Wake Forest won a shootout in the Belk Bowl with Texas A&M, 55–52.[7] Virginia Tech lost 21–30 to Oklahoma State in the Camping World Bowl[8] Virginia lost 7–49 to Navy in the Military Bowl.[9] Iowa defeated Boston College, 20-27, in the Pinstripe Bowl.[10] Florida State beat Southern Miss 42–13 in the Independence Bowl.[11] Duke beat Northern Illinois 36–14 in the Quick Lane Bowl.[12]

Preseason[edit]

ACC Media days[edit]

The 2018 ACC Football Kickoff event was held on July 18 & 19 at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. On July 6, the ACC announced 28 student athletes from 14 schools that addressed the media at the kickoff event. Press also released preseason polls (shown below) at the event.[13]

Preseason Poll[edit]

The 2018 ACC Preseason Poll was announced following the ACC Football Kickoff event. Clemson and Miami were selected to win the Atlantic Division and Coastal Division, respectively. Clemson was selected the favorite to win the ACC Championship, receiving 139 out of 148 votes, or 94% of the vote. The poll was voted on by 148 media members, all of which were in attendance for the ACC Football Kickoff.[14]

ACC Championship Votes

  1. Clemson – 139
  2. Miami – 5
  3. NC State – 2
  4. Virginia Tech, Florida State – 1

Preseason ACC Player of the year[edit]

Source:[15]

1 AJ Dillon (RB) - Boston College - 45
2 Christian Wilkins (DT) - Clemson - 42
3 Ryan Finley (QB) - NC State - 37
4 Cam Akers (RB) - Florida State - 13
5 Greg Dortch (WR) - Wake Forest – 3
T6 Joe Giles-Harris (LB) - Duke, TaQuon Marshall (QB) - Georgia Tech – 2
T8 Zach Allen - (DE) - Boston College, Eric Dungey (QB) - Syracuse, Jaylen Smith (WR) - Louisville, Olamide Zaccheaus (HB) - Virginia – 1

Preseason All Conference Teams[edit]

Offense[edit]
Position Player School Votes
Wide Receiver Jaylen Smith Louisville 90
Kelvin Harmon NC State 71
Hunter Renfrow Clemson 62
Tight End Tommy Sweeney Boston College 106
Advanced Playmaker Greg Dortch Wake Forest 64
Tackle Mitch Hyatt Clemson 130
Chris Lindstrom Boston College 72
Guard Parker Braun Georgia Tech 83
Phil Haynes Wake Forest 65
Center Justin Falcinelli Clemson 56
Quarterback Ryan Finley NC State 102
Running Back AJ Dillon Boston College 112
Cam Akers Florida State 94
Defense[edit]
Position Player School Votes
Defensive end Clelin Ferrell Clemson 122
Austin Bryant Clemson 80
Defensive tackle Christian Wilkins Clemson 122
Dexter Lawrence Clemson 119
Linebacker Joe Giles-Harris Duke 103
Shaquille Quarterman Miami 98
Kendall Joseph Clemson 84
Cornerback Mark Gilbert Duke 84
Michael Jackson Miami 68
Safety Jaquan Johnson Miami 103
Lukas Denis Boston College 64
Specialist[edit]
Position Player School Votes
Placekicker Ricky Aguayo Florida State 119
Punter Sterling Hofrichter Syracuse 33
Specialist Anthony Ratliff-Williams North Carolina 97

Source:[15]

Recruiting classes[edit]

Rankings
Team ESPN[16] Rivals[17] 24/7[18] Signees
Boston College 62 69 67 20
Clemson 5 8 6 17
Duke 61 64 61 16
Florida State 11 10 11 21
Georgia Tech 53 52 51 21
Louisville 28 31 29 23
Miami 8 6 8 23
North Carolina 26 23 23 21
NC State 29 34 26 24
Pittsburgh 56 36 46 20
Syracuse 52 63 46 20
Virginia 57 66 64 20
Virginia Tech 22 22 24 26
Wake Forest 60 60 60 22

Coaches[edit]

Team Head coach Years at school Overall record Record at school ACC record
Boston College Steve Addazio 6 44–44 31–33 15–25
Clemson Dabo Swinney 11 101–30 101–30 61–16
Duke David Cutcliffe 11 103–96 59–67 28–52
Florida State Willie Taggart 1 47–50 0–0 0–0
Georgia Tech Paul Johnson 11 182–93 75–54 46–34
Louisville Bobby Petrino 9 117–48 75–27 45–17
Miami Mark Richt 3 164–58 19–7 12–4
North Carolina Larry Fedora 7 77–53 43–34 27–21
NC State Dave Doeren 6 57–34 34–30 15–25
Pittsburgh Pat Narduzzi 4 21–17 21–17 14–10
Syracuse Dino Babers 3 45–32 8–16 4-12
Virginia Bronco Mendenhall 3 107–60 8–17 4–12
Virginia Tech Justin Fuente 3 45–31 19–8 11–5
Wake Forest Dave Clawson 5 111–108 21–29 9–23

Notes:

  • Records shown are prior to the 2018 season.
  • Years at school includes the 2018 season.

Rankings[edit]

Legend
    Improvement in ranking
  Drop in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
RV Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll
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Final
Boston College AP RV RV RV 23 RV RV 24 17 22
C RV RV RV 25 RV RV RV 25 14 22 RV
CFP Not released 21 17 20
Clemson AP 2 (18) 2 (12) 2 (6) 3 3 (1) 4 (1) 4 (2) 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 (61)
C 2 (3) 2 (3) 2 (3) 2 (2) 2 (2) 4 (2) 4 (2) 3 (2) 2 (2) 2 (2) 2 (1) 2 (1) 2 (1) 2 (1) 2 (2) 1 (64)
CFP Not released 2 2 2 2 2 2
Duke AP RV RV 22 RV RV RV RV
C RV RV RV RV 23 RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
CFP Not released  
Florida State AP 19 RV RV
C 19 RV RV
CFP Not released  
Georgia Tech AP
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CFP Not released  
Louisville AP
C RV
CFP Not released  
Miami AP 8 22 21 20 16 17 16 RV RV
C 8 21 20 21 16 17 15 RV 25 RV
CFP Not released  
North Carolina AP
C
CFP Not released  
NC State AP RV RV RV RV RV 23 20 16 22 RV 22 RV RV RV RV RV
C RV RV RV RV RV 25 19 15 22 RV 22 RV RV RV RV RV
CFP Not released 21 14
Pittsburgh AP RV 24
C RV RV RV 25 RV
CFP Not released   24
Syracuse AP RV RV RV 22 13 12 19 18 17 15
C RV RV RV RV 24 13 12 19 18 17 15
CFP Not released 19 13 12 20 20 20
Virginia AP RV RV 23
C RV RV RV 22 RV RV RV
CFP Not released 25
Virginia Tech AP 20 12 13 13 RV 24
C 17 14 11 10 24 23 RV RV RV RV
CFP Not released  
Wake Forest AP
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CFP Not released  

Schedule[edit]

Index to colors and formatting
ACC member won
ACC member lost
ACC teams in bold

† denotes Homecoming game

Regular season[edit]

Week one[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 8:00 p.m. Wake Forest Tulane Yulman StadiumNew Orleans, LA CBSSN W 23–17 OT  15,478
August 31 6:00 p.m. Syracuse Western Michigan Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI CBSSN W 55–42   20,628
September 1 12:00 p.m. No. 2 (FCS) James Madison NC State Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ESPNU W 24–13   56,073
September 1 12:20 p.m. No. 23 (FCS) Furman No. 2 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC ACCN W 48–7   80,048
September 1 12:30 p.m. Alcorn State Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA RSN W 41–0   39,719
September 1 1:00 p.m. UMass Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA (Rivalry) ACCN Extra W 55–21   30,112
September 1 3:30 p.m. Albany Pittsburgh Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ACCN Extra W 33–7   34,486
September 1 4:00 p.m. North Carolina Cal California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA Fox L 17–24   42,168
September 1 6:00 p.m. Richmond Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ACCN Extra W 42–13   40,524
September 1 7:00 p.m. Army Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC ESPNU W 34–14   26,017
September 1 8:00 p.m. No. 1 Alabama Louisville Camping World StadiumOrlando, FL (Camping World Kickoff) ABC L 14–51   57,280
September 2 7:30 p.m. No. 25 LSU No. 8 Miami AT&T StadiumArlington, TX (Advocare Classic) ABC L 17–33   68,841
September 3 8:00 p.m. No. 20 Virginia Tech No. 19 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ESPN  VT 24–3   75,237
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week two[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 12:00 p.m. Georgia Tech South Florida Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ABC/ESPN2 L 38–49   34,182
September 8 12:00 p.m. Duke Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPNU W 21–7   40,654
September 8 12:00 p.m. Towson Wake Forest BB&T FieldWinston-Salem, NC ACCN Extra W 51–20   23,619
September 8 12:30 p.m. Georgia State NC State Carter–Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC RSN W 41–7   56,017
September 8 1:00 p.m. Holy Cross Boston College Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA (Rivalry) ACCN Extra W 62–14   40,311
September 8 2:00 p.m. William & Mary No. 12 Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ACCN Extra W 62–17   65,632
September 8 3:30 p.m. North Carolina East Carolina Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC ESPNU L 14–41   39,298
September 8 3:30 p.m. Wagner Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ACCN Extra W 62–10   29,395
September 8 6:00 p.m. Savannah State No. 22 Miami Hard Rock StadiumMiami Gardens, FL ACCN Extra W 77–0   60,307
September 8 7:00 p.m. No. 2 Clemson Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX ESPN W 28–26   104,794
September 8 7:00 p.m. Indiana State Louisville Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ACCN Extra W 31–7   44,520
September 8 7:20 p.m. Samford Florida State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ACCN W 36–26   72,239
September 8 7:30 p.m. Virginia Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN BTN L 16–20   35,492
September 8 8:00 p.m. No. 13 Penn State Pittsburgh Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) ABC L 6–51   68,400
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week three[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 13 5:30 p.m. Boston College Wake Forest BB&T Field • Winston-Salem, NC ESPN  BC 41–34   25,309
September 15 12:00 p.m. Florida State Syracuse Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN  CUSE 30–7   37,457
September 15 12:00 p.m. Georgia Southern No. 2 Clemson Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC ESPNU W 38–7   79,844
September 15 12:00 p.m. No. 21 Miami Toledo Glass BowlToledo, OH ESPN2 W 49–24   28,117
September 15 12:00 p.m. No. 18 UCF North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ESPNU  Cancelled [a]    
September 15 12:20 p.m. East Carolina No. 13 Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ACCN  Cancelled [a]    
September 15 12:30 p.m. Georgia Tech Pittsburgh Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA RSN  PITT 24–19   34,284
September 15 2:30 p.m. Duke Baylor McLane StadiumWaco, TX FS1 W 40–27   40,442
September 15 3:30 p.m. No. 14 West Virginia NC State Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ESPNU  Cancelled [a]    
September 15 4:15 p.m. Ohio Virginia Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN[b] ESPN2 W 45–31   5,438
September 15 7:30 p.m. Western Kentucky Louisville Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY RSN W 20–17   54,923
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  1. ^ a b c This game has been cancelled in anticipation of Hurricane Florence.
  2. ^ Moved from Scott Stadium in anticipation of Hurricane Florence.

Week four[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 22 12:00 p.m. No. 23 Boston College Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPN2 L 13–30   47,119
September 22 12:00 p.m. No. 8 Notre Dame Wake Forest BB&T Stadium • Winston-Salem, NC ABC L 27–56   31,092
September 22 12:20 p.m. Pittsburgh North Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ACCN  UNC 38–35   44,168
September 22 12:30 p.m. Louisville Virginia Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA RSN  UVA 27–3   34,446
September 22 3:30 p.m. No. 3 Clemson Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA ABC  CLEM 49–21   50,595
September 22 3:30 p.m. FIU No. 21 Miami Hard Rock Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL ESPN2 W 31–17   59,814
September 22 3:30 p.m. North Carolina Central Duke Wallace Wade Stadium • Durham, NC ACCN Extra W 55–13   30,477
September 22 3:30 p.m. Northern Illinois Florida State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ESPNU W 37–19   65,633
September 22 3:30 p.m. No. 13 Virginia Tech Old Dominion Foreman FieldNorfolk, VA CBSSN L 35–49   20,532
September 22 4:00 p.m. Connecticut Syracuse Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPNews W 51–21   36,632
September 22 7:00 p.m. NC State Marshall Joan C. Edwards StadiumHuntington, WV CBSSN W 37–20   32,349
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week five[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 27 8:00 p.m. North Carolina No. 16 Miami Hard Rock Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL ESPN  MIA 47–10   60,845
September 29 12:00 p.m. Bowling Green Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA RSN W 63–17   40,740
September 29 12:00 p.m. Syracuse No. 3 Clemson Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC ABC  CLEM 27–23   80,122
September 29 12:00 p.m. Temple Boston College Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA ESPNU W 45–35   40,111
September 29 12:20 p.m. Virginia NC State Carter–Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC ACCN  NCSU 35–21   57,600
September 29 3:30 p.m. Florida State Louisville Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN2  FSU 28–24   52,798
September 29 3:30 p.m. Pittsburgh No. 13 UCF Spectrum StadiumOrlando, FL ESPNU L 14–45   44,904
September 29 3:30 p.m. Rice Wake Forest BB&T Stadium • Winston-Salem, NC RSN W 56–24   24,519
September 29 7:00 p.m. Virginia Tech No. 22 Duke Wallace Wade Stadium • Durham, NC ESPNU  VT 31–14   32,177
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week six[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 5 7:00 p.m. Georgia Tech Louisville Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ESPN  GT 66–31   51,658
October 6 12:20 p.m. Syracuse Pittsburgh Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ACCN  PITT 44–37 OT  37,100
October 6 12:30 p.m. Boston College No. 23 NC State Carter–Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC RSN  NCSU 28–23   57,241
October 6 3:30 p.m. No. 4 Clemson Wake Forest BB&T Stadium • Winston-Salem, NC ESPN  CLEM 63–3   31,608
October 6 3:30 p.m. Florida State No. 17 Miami Hard Rock Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL (Rivalry) ABC  MIA 28–27   65,490
October 6 8:00 p.m. No. 6 Notre Dame No. 24 Virginia Tech Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ABC L 23–45   65,632
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
October 6 Duke North Carolina Virginia

Week seven[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 13 12:20 p.m. Duke Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA ACCN  DUKE 28–14   41,709
October 13 12:30 p.m. Louisville Boston College Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA RSN  BC 38–20   31,478
October 13 2:30 p.m. Pittsburgh No. 5 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) NBC L 14–19   77,622
October 13 7:00 p.m. No. 16 Miami Virginia Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA ESPN2  UVA 16–13   42,393
October 13 7:00 p.m. Virginia Tech North Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ESPNU  VT 22–19   50,500
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
October 13 No. 4 Clemson Florida State No. 20 NC State Syracuse Wake Forest

Week eight[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 20 12:20 p.m. North Carolina Syracuse Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ACCN  CUSE 40–37 2OT  35,210
October 20 12:30 p.m. Virginia Duke Wallace Wade Stadium • Durham, NC RSN  UVA 28–14   20,277
October 20 3:30 p.m. Wake Forest Florida State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ESPN2  FSU 38–17   67,274
October 20 3:30 p.m. No. 16 NC State No. 3 Clemson Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Textile Bowl) ESPN  CLEM 41–7   81,295
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
October 20 Boston College Louisville Georgia Tech Miami Pittsburgh Virginia Tech

Week nine[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 25 7:30 p.m. Georgia Tech Virginia Tech Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPN  GT 49–28   65,632
October 26 7:00 p.m. Miami Boston College Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA ESPN  BC 27–14   44,514
October 27 12:00 p.m. No. 2 Clemson Florida State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ABC  CLEM 59–10   68,403
October 27 12:00 p.m. Wake Forest Louisville Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY RSN  WAKE 56–35   49,603
October 27 12:20 p.m. North Carolina Virginia Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA ACCN  UVA 31–21   43,128
October 27 3:30 p.m. Duke Pittsburgh Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA RSN  PITT 54–45   31,510
October 27 7:00 p.m. No. 22 NC State Syracuse Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN2  CUSE 51–44   40,769
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week ten[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 2 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh No. 23 Virginia Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA ESPN2  PITT 23–13   36,256
November 3 12:00 p.m. Louisville No. 2 Clemson Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC ABC  CLEM 77–16   78,741
November 3 12:00 p.m. No. 22 Syracuse Wake Forest BB&T Stadium • Winston-Salem, NC RSN  CUSE 41–24   26,136
November 3 12:15 p.m. Georgia Tech North Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ACCN  GT 38–28   40,782
November 3 3:30 p.m. Florida State NC State Carter–Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC ABC  NCST 47–28   57,600
November 3 3:45 p.m. No. 24 Boston College Virginia Tech Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Rivalry) ACCN  BC 31–21   65,632
November 3 7:00 p.m. Duke Miami Hard Rock Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL ESPN2  DUKE 20–12   62,326
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week eleven[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 8 7:30 p.m. Wake Forest No. 22 NC State Carter–Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC (Rivalry, Tobacco Road) ESPN  WAKE 27–23   56,228
November 9 7:00 p.m. Louisville No. 13 Syracuse Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY ESPN  CUSE 54–23   42,797
November 10 12:20 p.m. North Carolina Duke Wallace Wade Stadium • Durham, NC (Victory Bell) ACCN  DUKE 42–35   35,493
November 10 3:00 p.m. Liberty Virginia Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA RSN W 45–24   41,485
November 10 3:30 p.m. Virginia Tech Pittsburgh Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPNU  PITT 52–22   44,398
November 10 7:00 p.m. Miami Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA ESPN2  GT 27–21   48,217
November 10 7:30 p.m. Florida State No. 3 Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN NBC L 13–42   77,622
November 10 8:00 p.m. No. 2 Clemson No. 17 Boston College Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA (O'Rourke–McFadden Trophy) ABC  CLEM 27–7   44,500
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week twelve[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 17 12:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Wake Forest BB&T Stadium • Winston-Salem, NC RSN  PITT 34–13   25,609
November 17 12:20 p.m. NC State Louisville Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY ACCN  NCSU 52–10   48,265
November 17 2:30 p.m. No. 12 Syracuse No. 3 Notre Dame Yankee StadiumBronx, NY NBC L 3–36   48,104
November 17 3:00 p.m. Western Carolina North Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ACCN Extra W 49–26   41,151
November 17 3:30 p.m. Virginia Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA RSN  GT 30–27 OT  37,543
November 17 3:30 p.m. No. 22 Boston College Florida State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ESPN2  FSU 22–21   57,274
November 17 3:30 p.m. Miami Virginia Tech Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPN  MIA 38–14   62,379
November 17 7:00 p.m. Duke No. 2 Clemson Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC ESPN  CLEM 35–6   81,313
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week thirteen[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 23 3:30 p.m. Virginia Virginia Tech Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Commonwealth Cup) ABC  VT 34–31 OT  60,776
November 24 12:00 p.m. Georgia Tech No. 5 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) SECN L 21–45   92,746
November 24 12:00 p.m. No. 13 Florida Florida State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL (Rivalry) ABC L 14–41   71,953
November 24 12:00 p.m. No. 19 Syracuse Boston College Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA (Rivalry) ESPN  CUSE 42–21   34,959
November 24 12:20 p.m. NC State North Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (Rivalry) ACCN  NCSU 34–28 OT  41,510
November 24 12:30 p.m. Wake Forest Duke Wallace Wade Stadium • Durham, NC RSN  WAKE 59–7   20,782
November 24 3:30 p.m. No. 24 Pittsburgh Miami Hard Rock Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL ESPN  MIA 24–3   59,606
November 24 7:00 p.m. No. 17 Kentucky Louisville Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY (Governor's Cup) ESPN2 L 10–56   49,988
November 24 7:00 p.m. South Carolina No. 2 Clemson Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Palmetto Bowl) ESPN W 56–35   81,436
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week fourteen[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
December 1[a] 12:00 p.m. East Carolina NC State Carter–Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC (Victory Barrel) ACCN Extra W 58–3   57,223
December 1[b] 12:00 p.m. Marshall Virginia Tech Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ACCN Extra W 41–20   31,336
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  1. ^ Scheduled due to missed game from Hurricane Florence.[19]
  2. ^ Scheduled due to missed game from Hurricane Florence.[20]

Championship game[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
December 1 8:00 p.m. No. 2 Clemson Pittsburgh Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC ABC CLEM 42–10 67,784 [21]

ACC vs other conferences[edit]

ACC vs Power 5 matchups[edit]

This is a list of the power conference teams (Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12, Notre Dame and SEC). Although the NCAA does not consider BYU a "Power Five" school, the ACC considers games against BYU as satisfying its "Power Five" scheduling requirement. The ACC plays in the non-conference games. All rankings are from the current AP Poll at the time of the game.

Date Visitor Home Site Significance Score
September 1 California North Carolina California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA L 17–24
September 1 No. 1 Alabama Louisville Camping World StadiumOrlando Camping World Kickoff L 14–51
September 2 No. 25 LSU No. 8 Miami (FL) AT&T StadiumArlington, TX Advocare Classic L 17–33
September 8 Duke Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL W 21–7
September 8 No. 2 Clemson Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 28–26
September 8 No. 13 Penn State Pittsburgh Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA Rivalry L 6–51
September 8 Virginia Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 16–20
September 15 Duke Baylor McLane StadiumWaco, TX W 40–27
September 22 No. 23 Boston College Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 13–30
September 22 No. 8 Notre Dame Wake Forest BB&T FieldWinston–Salem, NC L 27–56
October 6 No. 6 Notre Dame No. 23 Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA L 23–45
October 13 Pittsburgh No. 5 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN Rivalry L 14–19
November 10 Florida State No. 3 Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN L 13–42
November 17 No. 12 Syracuse No. 3 Notre Dame Yankee StadiumBronx, NY L 3–36
November 24 Georgia Tech No. 5 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate L 21–45
November 24 South Carolina No. 2 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC Palmetto Bowl W 56–35
November 24 No. 17 Kentucky Louisville Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY Governor's Cup L 10–56
November 24 No. 13 Florida Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL Rivalry L 14–41

Records against other conferences[edit]

Postseason[edit]

Bowl games[edit]

Legend
  ACC win
  ACC loss
Bowl game Date Site Television Time (EST) ACC team Opponent Score Attendance
2018 Birmingham Bowl December 22 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL ESPN 12:00 p.m. Wake Forest Memphis W 37–34 25,717
2018 First Responder Bowl December 26 Cotton BowlDallas, TX ESPN 1:30 p.m. Boston College Boise State Canceled[22]
2018 Quick Lane Bowl December 26 Ford FieldDetroit, MI ESPN 5:15 p.m. Georgia Tech Minnesota L 10–34 27,228
2018 Independence Bowl December 27 Independence StadiumShreveport, LA ESPN 1:30 p.m. Duke Temple W 56–27 27,492
2018 Pinstripe Bowl December 27 Yankee StadiumNew York, NY ESPN 5:15 p.m. Miami Wisconsin L 3–35 37,821
2018 Camping World Bowl December 28 Camping World StadiumOrlando, FL ESPN 5:15 p.m. No. 20 Syracuse No. 16 West Virginia W 34–18 41,125
2018 Belk Bowl December 29 Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC ESPN 12:00 p.m. Virginia South Carolina W 28–0 48,263
2018 Military Bowl December 31 Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD ESPN 12:00 p.m. Virginia Tech Cincinnati L 31–35 32,832
2018 Sun Bowl December 31 Sun BowlEl Paso, TX CBS 2:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Stanford L 13–14 40,680
2018 Gator Bowl December 31 TIAA Bank FieldJacksonville, FL ESPN 7:30 p.m. NC State No. 19 Texas A&M L 13–52 38,206
College Football Playoff bowl games
Cotton Bowl (CFP Semifinal) December 29 AT&T StadiumArlington, TX ESPN 4:00 p.m. No. 2 Clemson No. 3 Notre Dame W 30–3 72,183
CFP National Championship January 7 Levi's StadiumSanta Clara, CA ESPN 8:00 p.m. No. 2 Clemson No. 1 Alabama W 44–16 74,814

Rankings are from CFP rankings. All times Eastern Time Zone. ACC teams shown in bold.

Awards and honors[edit]

Player of the week honors[edit]

Week Quarterback Running Back Offensive Line Receiver Defensive Line Linebacker Defensive Back Specialist Rookie
Player Team Position Player Team Position Player Team Position Player Team Position Player Team Position Player Team Position Player Team Position Player Team Position Player Team Position
Week 1 (Sept. 4)[23] Eric Dungey Syracuse QB Jordan Ellis Virginia RB Tremayne Anchrum
Chris Lindstrom
Clemson
Boston College
OT
OT
Jakobi Meyers NC State WR Gerald Willis III Miami DT Rayshard Ashby Virginia Tech LB Caleb Farley Virginia Tech CB Maurice Ffrench Pittsburgh KR Sage Surratt Wake Forest WR
Week 2 (Sept. 10)[24] Daniel Jones Duke QB AJ Dillon Boston College RB Mitch Hyatt Clemson OT Tee Higgins Clemson WR Clelin Ferrell Clemson DE Ben Humphreys Duke LB Juan Thornhill Virginia SS Greg Dortch Wake Forest KR Thayer Thomas NC State WR
Week 3 (Sept. 17)[25] Anthony Brown Boston College QB A.J. Dillon (2) Boston College RB Jack Wohlabaugh Duke C Olamide Zaccheaus Virginia HB Wyatt Ray Boston College DE Kielan Whitner Syracuse LB Dylan Singleton Duke S Andre Szmyt Syracuse PK Tommy DeVito Syracuse QB
Week 4 (Sept. 24)[26] Eric Dungey (2) Syracuse QB Travis Etienne Clemson RB William Sweet North Carolina OT Kelvin Harmon NC State WR Alton Robinson Syracuse DE Charles Snowden Virginia OLB Jarius Morehead NC State SS Sean Riley Syracuse KR/PR Trevor Lawrence Clemson QB
Week 5 (Oct. 1)[27] Ryan Willis Virginia Tech QB Travis Etienne (2) Clemson RB Mitch Hyatt (2) Clemson OT Greg Dortch Wake Forest WR Joe Jackson Miami DE DeCalon Brooks
Shaq Quarterman
Florida State
Miami
LB Reggie Floyd Virginia Tech S Andre Szmyt (2) Syracuse PK Sam Hartman Wake Forest QB
Week 6 (Oct. 8)[28] TaQuon Marshall Georgia Tech QB Qadree Ollison Pittsburgh RB Parker Braun Georgia Tech LG Kelvin Harmon (2)
Damon Hazelton
NC State
Virginia Tech
WR Alton Robinson (2) Syracuse DE Germaine Pratt NC State LB Damar Hamlin Pittsburgh FS D.J. Matthews Florida State PR Lyn-J Dixon Clemson RB
Week 7 (Oct. 15)[29] Anthony Brown (2) Boston College QB Michael Carter North Carolina TB Chris Lindstrom (2) Boston College OT T.J. Rahming Duke WR Zach Allen Boston College DE Joe Giles-Harris Duke LB Juan Thornhill (2) Virginia SS Maurice Ffrench (2) Pittsburgh KR Chris Rumph II Duke DE
Week 8 (Oct. 22)[30] Deondre Francois Florida State QB Antonio Williams North Carolina TB Mitch Hyatt (3) Clemson OT Jamal Custis Syracuse WR Brian Burns Florida State DE Ryan Guthrie Syracuse LB Bryce Hall Virginia CB Dazz Newsome North Carolina PR Trevor Lawrence (2) Clemson QB
Week 9 (Oct. 29)[31] Eric Dungey (3) Syracuse QB Deon Jackson
Mat Colburn II
Duke
Wake Forest
RB Parker Braun (2) Georgia Tech OG Kelvin Harmon (3) NC State WR Carlos Bashman Wake Forest DE Germaine Pratt (2) NC State LB Cameron Glenn Wake Forest FS Alex Kessman Pittsburgh PK Tobias Oliver
Trevor Lawrence (3)
Georgia Tech
Clemson
QB
Week 10 (Nov. 5)[32] James Blackman Florida State QB Darrin Hall Pittsburgh RB Mike Herndon Pittsburgh OG Tamorrion Terry Florida State WR Anree Saint-Amour Georgia Tech DE Cole Holcomb North Carolina LB Brandon Sebastian Boston College DB Christopher Dunn NC State PK Tobias Oliver (2) Georgia Tech QB
Week 11 (Nov. 12)[33] Daniel Jones (2) Duke QB Quadree Ollison (2) Pittsburgh RB Jimmy Morrissey Pittsburgh C Kelvin Harmon (4) NC State WR Christian Wilkins Clemson DT Jalen Johnson Georgia Tech OLB Cameron Glenn (2) Wake Forest S Joe Reed Virginia KR Trevor Lawrence (4) Clemson QB
Week 12 (Nov. 19)[34] Kenny Pickett Pittsburgh QB Cam Akers Florida State RB Garrett Bradbury NC State C Tamorrion Terry (2) Florida State WR Zach Allen (2) Boston College DE Dontavious Jackson Florida State LB Stanford Samuels III Florida State CB Wesley Wells Georgia Tech PK Tamorrion Terry Florida State WR
Week 13 (Nov. 26)[35] Eric Dungey (4) Syracuse QB Reggie Gallaspy
Cade Carney
NC State
Wake Forest
RB Justin Falcinelli Clemson C Tee Higgins (2) Clemson WR Ricky Walker Virginia Tech DT Ryan Guthrie (2) Syracuse LB Andre Cisco Syracuse S Juanyeh Thomas Georgia Tech KR Trevor Lawrence (5) Clemson QB

All Conference Teams[edit]

Source:[36]

ACC Individual Awards[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

Consensus[edit]
2018 Consensus All-Americans
First Team Second Team

Mitch Hyatt – Clemson
Garrett Bradbury – NC State
Andre Szmyt – Syracuse
Christian Wilkins – Clemson

Travis Etienne – Clemson

Associated Press[edit]
2018 AP All-Americans[41]
First Team Second Team Third Team

Mitch Hyatt – Clemson
Garrett Bradbury – NC State
Andre Szmyt – Syracuse
Christian Wilkins – Clemson
Clelin Ferrell – Clemson

Travis Etienne – Clemson
Greg Dortch – Wake Forest
Geral Willis III – Miami

Terrone Prescod – NC State
Chris Lindstrom – Boston College
Hamp Cheevers – Boston College
Andre Cisco – Syracuse

Walter Camp[edit]
2018 Walter Camp All-Americans[42]
First Team Second Team Third Team

Mitch Hyatt – Clemson
Garrett Bradbury – NC State
Andre Szmyt – Syracuse
Christian Wilkins – Clemson
Clelin Ferrell – Clemson

Travis Etienne – Clemson
Hamp Cheevers – Boston College
Andre Cisco – Syracuse
Bryce Hall – Virginia
Michael Walker – Boston College

None

FWAA[edit]
2018 FWAA All-Americans[43]
First Team Second Team

Mitch Hyatt – Clemson
Garrett Bradbury – NC State
Christian Wilkins – Clemson
Hamp Cheevers – Boston College
Andre Szmyt – Syracuse
Greg Dortch – Wake Forest

Travis Etienne – Clemson
Gerald Willis III – Miami
Bryce Hall – Virginia
Michael Walker – Boston College

National award winners[edit]

Home game attendance[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Total Average % of Capacity
Boston College Alumni Stadium 44,500[52] 30,112 40,311 40,111 31,478 44,514 44,500 34,959 265,985 37,998 83.39%
Clemson Memorial Stadium 81,500[53] 80,048 79,844 80,122 81,295 78,741 81,313 81,436† 562,799 80,400 98.65%
Duke Wallace Wade Stadium 40,000[54] 26,017 30,477 32,177 20,277 35,493† 20,782 165,223 27,537 68.84%
Florida State Doak Campbell Stadium 79,560[55] 75,237† 72,239 65,633 67,274 68,403 57,274 71,953 478,013 68,288 85.83%
Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium 55,000[56] 39,719 50,595† 40,740 41,709 48,217 37,543 258,523 43,087 78.34%
Louisville Cardinal Stadium 60,800[57] 44,520 54,923† 52,798 51,658 49,603 48,265 49,988 351,755 50,251 82.65%
Miami Hard Rock Stadium 65,326[58] 60,307 59,814 60,845 65,490 62,326 59,606 368,388 61,398 93.99%
North Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium 50,500[59] 44,168 50,500† 40,782 41,151 41,510 218,111 43,622 86.38%
NC State Carter–Finley Stadium 57,583[60] 56,073 56,017 57,600 57,241 57,600 56,228 57,223 397,982 56,855 98.73%
Pittsburgh Heinz Field 68,400[61] 34,486 68,400† 34,284 37,100 31,510 44,398 250,178 41,696 60.96%
Syracuse Carrier Dome 49,262[62] 29,395 37,457 36,632 35,210 40,769 42,797† 222,260 37,043 75.20%
Virginia Scott Stadium 61,500[63] 40,524 34,446 42,393 43,128† 36,256 41,485 238,222 39,704 64.56%
Virginia Tech Lane Stadium 66,233[64] 65,632 65,632 65,632 65,632 62,379 60,776 31,336 417,019 59,574 89.95%
Wake Forest BB&T Field 31,500[65] 23,619 25,309 31,092 24,519 31,608 26,136 25,609 187,892 26,842 85.21%

Bold – Exceeded capacity
†Season High

NFL Draft[edit]

Round # Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 4 Oakland Raiders Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson
1 6 New York Giants Daniel Jones QB Duke
1 13 Miami Dolphins Christian Wilkins DT Clemson
1 14 Atlanta Falcons Chris Lindstrom G Boston College
1 16 Carolina Panthers Brian Burns LB Florida State
1 17 New York Giants Dexter Lawrence DT Clemson
1 18 Minnesota Vikings Garrett Bradbury C NC State
2 40 Oakland Raiders Trayvon Mullen CB Clemson
2 63 Kansas City Chiefs Juan Thornhill S Virginia
3 65 Arizona Cardinals Zach Allen DE Boston College
3 72 Cincinnati Bengals Germaine Pratt LB NC State
3 81 Detroit Lions Will Harris S Boston College
4 104 Cincinnati Bengals Ryan Finley QB NC State
4 117 Detroit Lions Austin Bryant DE Clemson
4 119 Cleveland Browns Sheldrick Redwine S Miami
4 124 Seattle Seahawks Phil Haynes G Wake Forest
5 149 Oakland Raiders Hunter Renfrow WR Clemson
5 152 Atlanta Falcons Qadree Ollison RB Pittsburgh
5 158 Dallas Cowboys Michael Jackson CB Miami
5 165 Dallas Cowboys Joe Jackson DE Miami
5 173 Washington Redskins Cole Holcomb LB North Carolina
6 181 Buffalo Bills Jaquan Johnson CB Miami
6 198 San Francisco 49ers Tim Harris CB Virginia
6 204 Seattle Seahawks Travis Homer RB Miami
6 206 Washington Redskins Kelvin Harmon WR NC State
6 209 Seattle Seahawks Demarcus Christmas DT Florida State
7 228 Buffalo Bills Tommy Sweeney TE Boston College
7 245 New York Giants Chris Slayton DT Syracuse

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