10. North Carolina State Wolfpack
Philip Rivers is great, but is T.A. McLendon more valuable?
Updated: August 20, 2003, 8:57 AM ETBy Brad Edwards | Special to ESPN The Magazine
LAST SEASON: 11-3 (5-3 ACC) Introducing this year's now-or-never team. The best quarterback in school history is back for one last go. Key scraps with Virginia and Maryland are in Raleigh, while two straight wins over the Noles have erased the fear of playing there. And here's the big one: once Miami and Virginia Tech join the conference next season, ACC titles will forever be tougher to grab. So it's Sugar Bowl or bust for the Wolfpack. "Fan expectations are so high, I want my trainers to take some urine samples," coach Chuck Amato says.
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