Originally Posted by OB1
Does this, along with the LSU beatdown mean the ACC is "Back"???!!!
ACC #2 squeaks by SEC #4. The ACC has 2 decent teams (top 25) but that doesn't make them "back". To be "back" you have to have been there in the first place, which they never have been. FSU remained elite for their first 10 years in the ACC - largely because no one in the ACC could compete with them. It was years before UVA upset them, barely, on a Thursday night.
Right now they would do well to get "back" to mediocrity. NC State getting waxed by Vandy doesn't portend improvement.
That said, Clemson could & should be an SEC- style team. If they, FSU, scUM & Va Tech get back to their prior success and BC & Ga Tech get back to being solid then the ACC will get "back" to being the 4th best conference (or so) rather than their current 7th.
At least they haven't looked so bad vs. C-USA and the SunBelt this year.