Spring is finally here and it's never too early to start talking ACC football.
Seems like a good enough reason for spring Power Rankings and team-by-team breakdowns.
The ACC was as competitive if not more so than any league in the country last season, sending a staggering 10 teams bowling.
The scary thing is 2009's version could and probably should be even more competitive.
Virginia Tech will enter the season as defending Atlantic Coast Conference Champions for the second straight season.
Also, for the first time in 16 years both the ACC Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year return in Georgia Tech's Jonathan Dwyer and Boston College's Mark Herzlich.
They'll all have to work though if they'd like to retain their respective titles.
Yes, this season should be another step forward for the ACC, which should finally get the respect it deserves on a national level.
Now to the power rankings: