Despite us getting pounded on by UF tonight, I wanted to raise issue with something that has developed this season. I thought it was kind of funny how the Florida fans were chanting "S-E-C, S-E-C" after the game. The ACC has played well against every SEC team except UF and Alabama. But then again, no SEC team has been able to hang with these two schools this year, either. The ACC, which a lot of commentators and sportswriters peg as a soft conference, holds its own with the conference that those same writers often call the most dominant of the BCS conferneces.
Nov. 29 ( or week of): FSU 15, Florida 45; GT 45, UGA 42; Clemson 31, USC 10. Wake 23, Vandy 10. ACC 3, SEC 1.
Oct. 25: Duke 10, Vanderbilt 7. ACC1, SEC 0.
Sept. 20: GT 38, Miss. St. 7. ACC 1, SEC 0.
Sept. 6: Wake 30, Miss. 28; UM 3, UF 26. ACC 1, SEC 1.
Aug. 30: Clemson 10, Alabama 34; N.C. State 0, USC 34. ACC 0, SEC 2.
Season Total: ACC won 6 of 10 matchups between the two conferences. And losses were handed to USC, Georgia, and Miss. who aren't exactly softies. Exclude losses to UF and Alabama and the ACC is 6 of 7.
On a similar note, The ACC was 2-0 against Notre Dame, 1-1 vs. Pac-10, 1-1 vs. Big Ten, 2-2 against Big East, and 3-0 against Big 12. Another way of saying it is that the ACC's record against all opposing major conferences was .500 or better. Not bad for a soft conference.