The ACC's best win was Virginia over Penn State, back on Sept. 8, and Virginia won only twice more the rest of the season.
And the ACC will be hard-pressed to help its reputation this bowl season.
Its BCS matchup is Florida State-Northern Illinois in the Orange. Talk about no-win. Outside of Clemson-LSU in the Chick-fil-A, the ACC has a variety of games that are more slowdown than showdown.
Duke-Cincinnati. Virginia Tech-Rutgers. North Carolina State-Vanderbilt. Only Georgia Tech, which takes a 6-7 record into the Sun Bowl against Southern Cal, could join Clemson in making a postseason statement.