What has happened to the ACC?
Whenever the ACC expanded to 12 teams it boast that it would not only be a great basketball conference, but a top notch football conference also. Looking from the outside one would think that was true with teams like Miami, Virginia Tech, and Florida State, all of them are football powerhouses...but lately the ACC's stature has fallen, and fast. The combined conference record of the three marquee teams is 4-5, which wouldn't be bad if they played against each other. But only Miami and Florida State have played.
You can make a pretty good argument that the ACC is the worst conference in the BCS. Chris and I argued this point a little bit on the podcast this week. The Big East has two top 10 teams in West Virginia and Louisville and a two others in Pitt and Rutgers who aren't great teams but pretty solid top 30 teams. The Big 12 has Texas as their top notch team and Oklahoma, Missouri, and Nebraska as their solid teams. The ACC is clearly lacking a top notch team this year. They have some solid teams with Georgia Tech, Clemson, and Boston College, but no one that will contend for the National Title.
I would not be surprised against if the ACC's BCS team has 3 or 4 losses like Florida State did last year. But until the so called superpowers of the ACC rise up again, this conference is in for years or mediocrity.