Through nine weeks of play, both slots in the ACC Championship are completely up for grabs as neither division has a clear front-runner.
Florida State and Clemson are the two teams well ahead in the Atlantic Division, but both have dropped conference games: Clemson lost to Florida State back in September, while Florida State lost a shocker to NC State. As such, both teams have one loss, with Florida State at 8-1 and Clemson at 7-1. A tie would go to FSU for winning the head-to-head matchup. Both teams won with ease this past weekend, with Florida State rolling over Duke and Clemson handling Wake Forest.
The winner of the Coastal Division could be decided in a season-ending matchup between Duke and Miami, both of whom sit at 3-2 in conference. Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech have represented the division in every championship game since the inception of the divisions, but both teams are either .500 or worse in the midst of disappointing seasons. As noted, Duke was stomped this past weekend by Florida State, while Miami was off. North Carolina is also 3-2, but they're ineligible.
Here's a look at the full standings:
Atlantic Coast Conference Standings
(updated 10.28.2012 at 1:01 AM CDT)
|Florida St. Seminoles||5||1||8||1|
|N.C. State Wolfpack||2||2||5||3|
|Wake Forest Demon Deacons||2||4||4||4|
|Boston College Eagles||1||4||2||6|
|North Carolina Tar Heels||3||2||6||3|
|Duke Blue Devils||3||2||6||3|
|Virginia Tech Hokies||2||2||4||4|
|Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets||2||3||3||5|