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Odds to win ACC heading into 2023 College Football season

The oddsmakers favor the Clemson Tigers to win the ACC Championship Game, but the Florida State Seminoles don’t trail far behind.

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Week 5 update: Florida State remains undefeated, but after a bye in Week 5, No. 25 Louisville now sits atop the ACC standings. The undefeated Cardinals have a major challenge as Notre Dame comes to visit this upcoming week. FSU, North Carolina, and Miami remain undefeated, and Miami takes on their first conference opponent in Georgia Tech this week. Duke suffered their first loss of the season in Week 5.

For a considerable stretch, the Clemson Tigers held dominion over the ACC. Dabo Swinney’s squad won the conference for six consecutive seasons, the longest streak for the ACC since the late Bobby Bowden last roamed the sidelines. Clemson will enter the upcoming season as the odds-on favorites to win the conference championship again.

But the separation between the Tigers and their ACC rivals has contracted significantly. The Florida State Seminoles barely trail Clemson in the odds and have a compelling case to take the conference. Mike Norvell, now in his fourth year at the helm in Tallahassee, comes off a season in which he guided the ‘Noles to their first double-digit win total in over half a decade. He’ll have many of his top players back in 2023, including quarterback Jordan Travis.

By comparison, Clemson will feature a new full-time starter under center and won’t have two of their top-3 pass catchers from a year ago. The Tigers certainly have recruited well enough to account for those changes — new starting signal-caller Cade Klubnik earned a five-star composite rating coming out of high school — but the adjustments still need to happen. That responsibility will fall on the shoulders of new offensive coordinator Garrett Riley who spent 2022 calling plays for the CFP National Championship runners-up, the TCU Horned Frogs.

A large gap exists between Clemson/Florida State and the rest of the ACC. The North Carolina Tar Heels return one of college football’s top quarterbacks in Drake May, but they also lost OC Phil Longo this offseason. The Louisville Cardinals have an entirely different coaching staff even if new head coach Jeff Brohm has plenty of familiarity with the program. Meanwhile, the Mario Cristobal experience has yet to deliver the desired results for the Miami Hurricanes and the odds reflect it.

Odds to win the 2023 ACC Championship Game from DraftKings Sportsbook (as of 10/2)

Florida State -165
Louisville +700
Miami FL +700
North Carolina +800
Duke +1000
Clemson +1800
Syracuse +4000
NC State +8000
Georgia Tech +12000
Wake Forest +15000
Virginia Tech +20000
Pitt +30000
Boston College +50000
Virginia +50000

Preseason odds to win ACC

ACC Conference Champion Odds 2023

Team Odds
Team Odds
Clemson +145
Florida State +150
North Carolina +1000
Louisville +1000
North Carolina State +2000
Miami FL +2000
Pittsburgh +2000
Duke +4000
Wake Forest +6000
Syracuse +8000
Virginia Tech +15000
Boston College +15000
Georgia Tech +20000
Virginia +30000