No ACC team will be in the hunt for the National Championship. No ACC deserves to go to a BCS game.
But one will.
So the 2008 ACC football season is meaningful for one program who is in the guts of one of the wildest conference seasons ever.
No one outside the area cares, I'm sure, but pretty much every team enters November with a chance at a BCS bid. What other league can say that?
In the ATLANTIC DIVISION, the freaking Maryland Terrapins lead with a 3-1 mark. This team lost to Middle Tennessee earlier this year! In the COASTAL DIVISION, Georgia Tech already owns a 4-2 record and the lead. Here are the standings along with their tiebreakers within their divisions:
Maryland (3-1): W: Wake Forest, Clemson, NC State
Wake Forest (3-2): W: Florida State, Clemson. L: Maryland
Florida State (3-2): W: NC State. L: Wake Forest
Clemson (2-3): W: Boston College, NC State. L: Maryland, Wake Forest
Boston College (2-3): W: NC State. L: Clemson
NC State (0-4): L: Maryland, Clemson, Boston College
Georgia Tech (4-2): W: Duke. L: Virginia, Virginia Tech
Miami (3-2): W: Virginia, Duke. L: North Carolina
Virginia (3-2): W: Ga Tech, North Carolina. L: Miami, Duke
Virginia Tech (2-2): W: Ga Tech, North Carolina
North Carolina (2-2): W: Miami. L: Virginia, Virginia Tech
Duke (1-3). W: Duke. L: Ga Tech, Miami
As you can see, it is up in the air. In the ATLANTIC DIVISION, only 1.5 separate first from fourth (and 4th place BC still gets a crack at 1st place Maryland). In the COASTAL DIVISION, Georgia Tech lead but the only team they've topped within the division is last place Duke. The Jackets have a huge game at North Carolina this Saturday before hosting Miami.
Only NC State and Duke are really out of a shot at a BCS bid. Everyone else kind of controls their own destinies.
I'm sure Tampa is gripping for a Georgia Tech-Maryland title tilt.