The ACC’s track record since expansion has been poor to say the least.
After adding the Miami Hurricanes and Virginia Tech Hokies in 2004, then taking the Boston College Eagles a year later, the ACC thought they could perhaps contend with the SEC, but they have been nowhere near the country’s best conference.
With the Hurricanes and Hokies taking giant steps back and the Seminoles suffering through .500 regular seasons at the end of the Bobby Bowden era, the conference became a running joke among college football fans.
That began to change in 2013.
The ACC set an NCAA record by sending 11 of their 14 teams to bowl games, including two, the Clemson Tigers and Florida State Seminoles, to BCS games.
The Tigers defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Orange Bowl to finish 11-2, including a season-opening victory over an SEC power, the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Seminoles, of course, defeated the Auburn Tigers 34-31, to win the final BCS National Championship.
The conference, led by the Seminoles, should be fairly strong again in 2014. Let’s take a look at how the teams stack up against each other now that spring practice is over.
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