The Atlantic Coast Conference finished the 2010 bowl season with a 4-5 record. Virginia Tech was the ACC BCS representative in the Orange Bowl and was walloped by Stanford 40-12. The ACC only finished with four teams in the AP final poll and Virginia Tech was the highest at 16.
The ACC will hope to do better in their out of conference schedule this year to gain respect in the nation. Florida State and Virginia Tech are the favorites in their divisions this year according to the preseason media poll.
Florida State will have their opportunity to show how good they are as they host the Oklahoma Sooners on September 17. This game could propel the Seminoles as a favorite to play in the BCS national championship game.
Virginia Tech’s out of conference schedule is very weak this year. Defeating East Carolina and Marshall on the road won’t do much to help their cause for a big bowl game this season.
2010 ACC college football bowl results:
NC State 23 West Virginia 7
Maryland 51 East Carolina 20
North Carolina 30 Tennessee 27
Florida St 26 South Carolina 17
Air Force 14 Georgia Tech 7
South Florida 31 Clemson 26
Notre Dame 33 Miami 17
Nevada 20 Boston College 13
Stanford 40 Virginia Tech 12
2011 ACC Football Bowl Game Ties:
Advocare 100 Independence Bowl
December 26, 5 p.m. EST—ESPN 2
December 27, 8 p.m. EST—ESPN
December 28, 4:30 p.m. EST—ESPN
Champs Sports Bowl
December 29, 5:30 p.m. EST—ESPN
Franklin American Mortgage Company Music City Bowl
December 30, 6:40 p.m. EST—ESPN
Hyundai Sun Bowl
December 31, 2 p.m. EST—CBS
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
San Francisco, CA
December 31, 3:30 p.m. EST—ESPN
December 31, 7:30 p.m. EST—ESPN
Discover Orange Bowl
January 4, 8 p.m. EST—ESPN