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ACC divisional analysis

It's always the Virginia Tech show here and this year may be more of the same

Originally Published: August 19, 2009
By Brian Fremeau and Bill Connelly | Football Outsiders
Getty ImagesTyrod Taylor and Dyrell Roberts celebrate in the end zone. That will happen this year, too -- but the ACC can't celebrate overall until they stop beating each other up.

The ACC either has an image problem, a mediocrity problem -- or both. In 2008, the conference sent a record 10 teams to bowl games, but only four were victorious. Its most prolific offense, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, ranked only 50th nationally in total yards per game a year ago. In its four years as a 12-team "superleague," it has placed a team in the top five of the final BCS Standings only once, with the Virginia Tech Hokies finishing No. 3 in 2007.

Brian Fremeau

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