"Florida State’s national championship in the 1999 season was the last by an A.C.C. team. The Seminoles reached the title game the next year, losing to Oklahoma, and the conference has not sent a team back since. A.C.C. teams have foundered in B.C.S. games, going 2-11, and none are currently ranked in the top 10 of the Associated Press poll. So the A.C.C. is left to play up games like this Saturday’s between No. 13 Clemson and No. 11 Virginia Tech. That game could prove crucial to the teams’ conference title hopes, but it is several steps removed from having an impact on the national title picture."
by Adam Himmelsbach of the New York Times