ACC football power rankings after spring portal closes: Did Blue Devils get better?

Here's a look at some way-too-early ACC football power rankings. Find out where the Blue Devils land.
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. ACC. . 889. . . . 15. .

Wake Forest was dreadful in ACC play last year going just 1-7. That was a disappointment after going 8-5 and winning a bowl game in 2022.

There are questions at QB where Hank Bachmeier has transferred in from Louisiana Tech. Last year, that position was a problem for the Demon Deacons and it must improve this year.

Defense was also an issue in 2023, especially against the pass. That will be tough to improve upon after losing cornerback Caelen Carson to the NFL and safeties Chelen Garnes and Malik Mustapha.