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ACC Football Roundup

Florida State 6-1 8-2
NC State 4-2 7-3
Maryland 3-2 6-3
Clemson 4-3 6-4
Georgia Tech 3-3 5-4
Virginia 3-3 5-4
Wake Forest 3-4 5-5
Duke 1-5 3-7
North Carolina 1-5 2-8
Longest Conference Winless Streaks
Games University Years
39 Northwestern 1978-1982
33 Vanderbilt 1975-1981
30 Duke 1999-2003
29 Baylor 1998-2002
28 Mississippi State 1965-1970
27 Kansas State 1986-1990
27 Temple 1991-1995
26 Kansas State 1959-1963
26 Rice 1981-1985
25 Rutgers 1999-2003
22 Vanderbilt 2000-now

Say goodbye to the table at the left, and hello to our first conference
win in nearly four years. We've got the Duke links elsewhere, but one must acknowledge it was a strange weekend for ACC
football overall.

In Chapel Hill, Carolina ended their home losing streak
with a 42-34 win over Wake Forest. Wake's bowl hopes now rely on bearing
either Connecticut or Maryland. Fortunately for the Demon Deacons,
both games are at home, but UConn is no pushover, and neither is Maryland.

Even more surprising, Clemson got their first ACC win ever over Florida
State, in an old fashioned stomping, 26-10. Florida State is now out of
the NCAA championship picture, and still needs a win over NC State
to get a BCS bid. Clemson needs one more win to be bowl eligible, since
one of their wins is against Furman, a Division 1-AA school.

For the expansion teams, Miami, Virginia Tech, and Boston College
went 0-3. Both Miami and Virginia Tech are also out of the
national championship picture. Worse, if Pitt wins out, Miami and
VPI are out of the BCS bowl picture. To even be bowl eligible, BC needs
to beat with Rutgers or Virginia Tech, and both are road games.

Duke 41 Georgia Tech 17
Links Elsewhere
Clemson 26 Florida State 10
  • San Francisco Chronicle (AP)
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • TD
  • The State
  • The State
  • Anderson Independent-Mail
North Carolina 42 Wake Forest 34
  • Duluth News Tribune (AP)
  • H-S
  • H-S
  • N&O
  • N&O