Preseason College Football Rankings 2011: Ranking ACC Teams' Bowl Chances

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Preseason College Football Rankings 2011: Ranking ACC Teams' Bowl Chances
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This could be the year that the ACC finally turns around its collective bad performances in bowl games, as it looks like the conference will be home to some of the strongest teams in the nation. 

Since the advent of the Bowl Championship Series in 1998, the Atlantic Coast Conference has sent 13 teams to a BCS game.

Those teams have compiled a collective 2-11 record in BCS games, the worst winning percentage of any of the six power conferences. Along with the Big East, the ACC is one of two power conferences to not produce any at-large bids to a BCS game. 

However, the ACC looks to have at least three very strong teams this season in Florida State, Virginia Tech and Miami, and some of the lower-tier teams have strong bowl chances as well. 

It's entirely possible that we could see up to eight or nine ACC teams make a bowl game this season. 

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