The ACC reported $403 million in revenue for 2014-15, up $100 million from the previous year, and paid out an average of $26.2 million to each school.
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Which game from each conference will have the biggest impact on the league champion and thus the College Football Playoff?
ACC schools across the conference have made receivers a priority in the Class of 2017. How does the Coastal division shaping up?
Three Deshaun Watson facts to know
- Last season, Watson became the first player in FBS history to pass for 4,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards.
- He led Power 5 QBs last season with 18 TDs on throws of 20 or more yards downfield.
- He was one of six FBS QBs to post a Total QBR of 99 or higher in a game last season (99.2 at Miami).
Some will have playoff implications. Some feature a team that needs to finally shut up its rival. Others might save a coach's job. Here are the games that have a little extra meaning in 2016.
Deshaun Watson favored to win Heisman
Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook places the junior quarterback atop its list to take home the trophy and has Clemson returning to the College Football Playoff.
In 100 days, the ACC will face an unusually important opening weekend, with its two top national contenders facing huge nonconference tests.
Strength of schedule matters more than ever in the playoff era. So when you settle in on Sept. 3 to watch Alabama-USC, Oklahoma-Houston, Auburn-Clemson and more, you can thank the CFP.
The Seminoles might be lower on this list of ACC coaching stability than you'd expect, especially if the LSU job comes open at some point.
Who are the X factors in each Power 5 conference who have the potential to become major difference-makers in 2016?
The usual suspects make an appearance, but so do sleepers like Tennessee and Oklahoma State. Sorry, Iowa, don't expect a 2015 repeat.
Alabama has built a defensive dynasty, so it's no surprise that the Tide lead the ESPN Football Power Index's top 10 projected defenses for 2016. They have SEC company at the top, though.
Deshaun Watson and a loaded offense top the reasons many ACC coaches expect Clemson to be the best team in the conference in 2016.
Clemson bunch will bring talent
You know Deshaun Watson can play, but don't forget about the other draft-eligible Tigers this season. Look for names like WR Mike Williams, TE Jordan Legett and OL Tyrone Crowder. Top offensive players for 2017 draft (Insider)
Clemson QB Deshaun Watson said while accepting the Manning Award as the nation's top quarterback that he still must improve his hand placement and technique in order to "be great one day."
Dabo Swinney takes on a new identity as "Fred from Albuquerque" to check out how work is coming along on Clemson's new football operations center.
Clemson offense sitting pretty for 2016
The Tigers have eight returning starters, including consensus All-American QB Deshaun Watson for his junior season. Poised for another productive offensive campaign., Clemson takes the No. 2 spot on our list. Top 10 offenses for 2016 (Insider)
The ACC has its rivalry week at the end of the season when a number of conference teams play nonconference opponents, but is that enough?
Tripleheaders featuring four games between ranked opponents highlight the opening Saturday of the 2016 college football season on both ABC and ESPN.
The ACC found itself holding the short end of the stick in recently legislation debates, but will those losses really mean that much going forward?
Florida State, with all its offensive starters returning, leads the ESPN Football Power Index's top 10 projected offenses for 2016.
The Bills announced that first-round selection Shaq Lawson will have shoulder surgery while Sammy Watkins is dealing with a broken foot.
Alabama is a double-digit favorite over USC and Oklahoma is a big favorite over Ohio State in the first college football lines released Friday.
Clemson @ Auburn Tigers
Jordan-Hare Stadium - Sat 9/3