Syracuse will start its first ACC quest by welcoming Clemson to the Carrier Dome. The Orange did get put in the division with the two heavyweights, Clemson and Florida State. However, they get Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh in cross-division matchups. The slightly easier cross-division tilts are favorable for Syracuse, who will be transitioning under new coach Scott Shafer and new signal caller.
Although the group has one of the easiest schedules in the division, other obstacles will keep them from making a title run.