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Hokies eyeing second straight ACC crown

Florida State ruled the ACC for years, but newcomer Virginia Tech is staking its own claim on the conference.

Updated: December 2, 2005, 9:23 AM ET
By Jorge Milian | Special to ESPN.com

When the ACC decided to expand in 2003, the jewel in the conference's eyes was the Miami Hurricanes.

The enthusiasm for Virginia Tech's inclusion was less than unanimous. Only some backroom dealing and politics got the Hokies a place in the bulked-up ACC.

But although the Hurricanes have struggled some since jumping from the Big East, Virginia Tech has dominated. The Hokies have won 14 of their 16 conference games and the 2004 league championship.

On Saturday night in Jacksonville, ...

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