Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
The verdict is in, and No. 9-ranked Florida State finished one spot ahead of Miami in ESPN's Prestige Rankings. The 2008 season gave the Seminoles the final push, despite the historical context of the project.
The Seminoles had 20 points this season, compared to their rivals' three. FSU can thank its bowl win, share of the ACC's best record and Top 25 finish to outdo the Canes' Emerald Bowl appearance.
That is the overall ranking. Find out tomorrow how the ACC stacked up in the BCS era, who dominated the decades, and how the league fared in other categories like first-round draft picks.