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Sunday, November 22, 2009
Updated ACC bowl projections

By Heather Dinich

Florida State is in, Duke is out. That means the ACC will have seven bowl-eligible teams this year, falling short of the nine guaranteed slots and last year’s NCAA-record 10 bowl-eligible teams. That won’t matter much, though, if the seven teams that are bowl eligible can continue to win this postseason. North Carolina is putting itself in position for a more lucrative bowl, as it should finish the regular season with nine wins, and the ACC championship game will obviously play a factor in the selection process.

For now, though, here are the latest bowl projections for the ACC, and keep in mind, they're all based on my wacky prediction that Clemson upsets Georgia Tech in the championship game: