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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Another team with a new head coach is Syracuse. The Orange are counting on former Georgia defensive backs coach Fran Brown to be the ace recruiter he was with the Bulldogs. But recruiting to Athens is much easier than recruiting to Syracuse.

Brown has hit the portal hard and has a nice transfer class set to come to Western New York. Leading that movement is Ohio State transfer QB Kyle McCord, a huge get for Brown.

The key to success for the Orange, though, will be on defense after allowing seven opponents to top 30 points in 2023. That's where Brown has brought in Isaiah Hastings (Alabama), Fadil Diggs (Texas A&M), and defensive back Devin Grant (Buffalo) among others to try to sure things up.