The Atlantic Coast Conference was not able to escape a wild weekend of college football action and results, but that's OK for ACC fans, because it added some late season intrigue to who will play in the 2011 ACC Championship Game.
Despite an awful 37-13 loss to the North Carolina State Wolfpack, the Clemson Tigers are still the winners of the ACC's Atlantic Division, having clinched three weeks ago. The fun and mystery is instead occurring over in the Coastal Division.
Perennial ACC contender Virginia Tech (10-1, 6-1 ACC) defeated North Carolina 24-21 Thursday evening, and the Hokies probably thought they had locked up a rematch with Clemson with the victory. But in-state rival Virginia (8-3, 5-2) upset the heavily favored Florida State Seminoles Saturday, 14-13, setting up a Coastal Division winner-take-all battle next week in the annual Commonwealth Cup.
Virginia Tech leads the Cavaliers by one game in the standings, so a Hokies win would give Frank Beamer's squad their fifth division title in the last seven years. However, if the Cavaliers were to win, they would draw even in the standings and obviously hold the head-to-head tiebreaker, sending team to the ACC title game.
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