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Friday, January 2, 2009
Quick thoughts on the ACC bowls

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

With an NCAA-record 10 bowl games, the ACC had a 4-6 finish, capped with a win in the Orange Bowl. Despite its losing record, I'd say the ACC fared pretty well this postseason.

My picks, however, did not.

I got a season-low three games right, with correct calls on Florida State, Miami and Wake Forest. NC State, UNC, Georgia Tech, Boston College and Clemson all let me down, as I picked them to win. All but the Yellow Jackets provided entertaining games, though.

The Meineke Car Care Bowl gets my vote for the best bowl game involving an ACC team, despite the loss. The Chick-fil-A Bowl was easily the worst.

Most everyone had their highs and lows. Overall, it could have been much worse, but there is still room for growth and improvement in the conference, and considering how young it was, we should see some of that next season.