qclassic 22 great33 Aspect1 Sorry for the delay in its release, but here is the first installment of the ACC Weekly for the 2015 Season Back to Prominence: From almost falling off the ACC landscape, the Florida State Seminoles are back and have National Title aspirations. After starting the year with 2 wins against Big East schools, Louisville and Army, the 'Noles played the then #1 Texas Longhorns. The 'Noles proved they belonged in the national contender talks with a win in Texas 23-17 behind a balanced offensive effort. FSU ran the ball 34 times and controlled the time of possession, nearly doubling Texas 18:24-9:36. Those out of conference wins have been a springboard for FSU in conference play, where FSU is 2-0 defeating NC State and Duke by a combined score of 83-10. The next big test for the 'Noles will be number 11 Va. Tech in week 8. Early Stumbles: For everyone else not named FSU, the start to the season has been a rough one. There are no other undefeated teams within the conference, as the ACC started off slowly in out of conference play. Last season's conference darling Duke lost 3 straight non-conference games to start the year against Louisville, Army and Navy. They will be looking to be bowl eligible for the 4 straight season by rebounding in conference play. Wake Forest, who was in the ACC title game a year ago stumbled against Army, but has a big test in Va. Tech this week. Speaking of the Hokies, After impressive victories over Navy, USC and Louisville, they lost a home game to Clemson 35-21. All of these schools still have a chance to get back to the ACC Title game, but it will take flawless play the rest of the conference year. Recruiting Recap: So far, the rich have been getting richer, as the big dogs in the ACC have been dominating the recruiting process. Va. Tech and Florida St. both have signed a 5 star recruit (ATH Craig Johnson for Va. Tech and number 1 QB Mike Hood for FSU). The Hokies have added some beef up front in DT Ira Abrams, DE Travis Thomas and G Ricky Beck, while FSU has improved their secondary by adding SS Vernon Haas and FS Ryan Dodds. Look out for NC State, as the Wolfpack has added 5 recruits and currently has the 15th ranked class. A trio of Wide Receivers (David Langford, Mike Burrell and Wesley White) look to bolster the NC State passing game for years to come. Duke is also off to a great start with 3 4-Star prospects including CB Brad Miles and HB Mark Sutton.