Every college football coach thinks highly of his own conference, but Florida State's Jimbo Fisher took it a step further Thursday at ACC media day.
"I think we've established ourselves as the premier conference in college football," Fisher said of the ACC, per ESPN.com.
The league is certainly coming off one of its best football years in a long time, with Clemson bringing home the national championship with a win over Alabama. This is the second title for the ACC in four years after Florida State won in 2013.
Meanwhile, the depth was also showcased throughout the postseason with the conference going 9-3 in bowl games, helping five squads finish in the Associated PressTop 25.
Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson also won the Heisman Trophy after an outstanding individual season and returns in 2017.
The SEC had a run of dominance in the early 2000s with seven straight championships won by four different teams. However, the conference only has one in the last four years and no one besides Alabama has won since 2010.
Ohio State won a championship for the Big Ten three years ago and the conference appeared to be on the rise last year before it struggled during the bowl season.
With Florida State, Clemson and Louisville once again expected to field elite squads, Fisher's assessment of the ACC might not be too far off.