Which ACC Football Teams Have Best Sept. Records?

Which ACC Football Teams Have Best Sept. Records?
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Here is a sure-fire sign that summer is sailing by: The college football season starts Saturday.

Time to dig into some interesting facts and numbers.

BetMassachusetts.com – your source for the latest news and promotions among Massachusetts sportsbooks - utilized Sports-Reference.com to find the records of every Atlantic Coast Conference team in September since 2012. We then charted the best to worst teams during the first full month of the CFB season. (Note that all teams didn’t participate in the same number of games, so ranking is based on win percentage).

Best ACC Football Teams in Sept. Since 2012

You will be dissecting a lot of info to make an informed bet on college football. Here is a little something else to consider:

Rank, Team Record Win Pct.
1. Clemson 38-4 .905
2. NC State 32-9 .780
3. Miami 32-10 .762
4. Florida State 28-12 .700
5. Virginia Tech 29-13 .690
6. Duke 30-14 .682
7. Louisville 32-15 .681
8. Wake Forest 28-15 .651
9. Pittsburgh 27-17 .614
T10. Boston College 24-19 .558
T10. Syracuse 24-19 .558
12. Virginia 23-20 .535
13. Georgia Tech 22-21 .512
14. North Carolina 19-21 .475

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Boston College Near Bottom of Chart

Boston College comes in tied 10th with Syracuse with a 24-19 (.558) overall record to start the first month of the season.

BetMassachusetts.com also looked at how BC coach Jeff Hafley fares against the spread.

Clemson (38-4, .905), North Carolina State (32-9, .780) and Miami (Fla.) (32-10, .762) form the top three and are the only three teams to have 30 wins or more.

Here is a closer look at the five-game September schedule for BC, which hosts the first three and four of the first five games:

  • Two straight wins should be in order to start the season as Northern Illinois Sept. 2 (ACC Network, noon) and in-state rival Holy Cross Sept. 9 (ACCN, noon) come to Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill.
  • A showdown with preseason No. 8 Florida State follows at home Sept. 16 (ABC, noon). The Seminoles own a 14-5 all-time series record and enter the contest on a four-game win streak, including a 44-14 home win in 2022.
  • Boston College travels for the first time this season to Louisville Sept. 23. Louisville holds an 8-7 all-time series lead, but the Eagles edged Louisville at home, 34-33, on Oct. 1, 2022.
  • A home game with Virginia Sept. 30 concludes the month. Boston College holds a 6-1 lead in the series, but lost last year on the road, 43-32.

It says here the Eagles’ first loss will be to Florida State, but their month could end up being 3-2 or even 4-1 if they can win that road game at Louisville.

Keep in mind you can’t bet on BC or other colleges in the state in most instances. But BetMassachusetts.com keeps an eye on college and pro teams on the state, as well as provides information on the top Massachusetts sports betting apps.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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