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Road To ACC Title Game: Atlantic Division

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The Tigers have high hopes, expectations and a schedule that is favorable. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images.
The Tigers have high hopes, expectations and a schedule that is favorable. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images.

The mission for Clemson is simple: Avoid upsets and beat Florida State. The Tigers will open with a road matchup against NC State. The Wolfpack has rained on the Tigers' parade before, in 2011, and last year it looked like they may again for a quarter. Clemson has the fortune of getting the Seminoles at home and they get Virginia and Georgia Tech from the Coastal Division.

The game with FSU will be the big matchup. The Tigers may have much more than ACC title hopes riding on it.