Greg McElroy talks up strength of ACC, top 3 undefeated teams: 'They don't deserve to be the punching bag'
Greg McElroy remains impressed with what he’s seen out of the ACC so far in 2023.
The league enters Week 7 with a trio of undefeated teams in Florida State, North Carolina and Louisville. The ACC also had programs like Miami and Clemson who are capable of playing well vs. elite teams in any given week.
“I can’t recall a time in-which the league, the ACC, felt this deep,” McElroy said. “They have been the punching bag of college football. And they don’t deserve to be the punching bag this year. They are playing really well.”
Florida State, North Carolina and Louisville have all picked up marquee wins in nonconference play. The same could be said for Miami, who beat Texas A&M back in Week 2. With the exception of the Hurricanes’ loss to Georgia Tech in Week 6, all of those programs have continued their solid play into the conference portion of their schedule.
“They have three undefeated teams,” McElroy said. “They have a team in Miami that’s still really good. Even in a year in-which Clemson, which is usually the top dog, they’ve struggled, obviously. I think Clemson is still pretty dang capable of knocking off some really good teams.
“I love what I’ve seen from the ACC. It’s the best collection of ACC teams that I’ve seen in probably almost seven years.”
Here’s McElroy’s full comments on the ACC entering Week 7.
Punching bag no longer!
— Always College Football (@AlwaysCFB) October 9, 2023
North Carolina and Miami, two of the teams McElroy mentioned, will headline the ACC’s Week 7 slate.