Originally posted on The Sports Rocker  |  Last updated 9/26/12
The Florida State and Clemson game last weekend got the prime time treatment. As it should have, since both teams were ranked in the top 10. Clemson was ranked 10th and Florida State was ranked 4th. Florida State ended up winning thanks to a tremendous second half. And the ACC should be very thankful.


For years now, the ACC has been the doormat of the BCS. Yes, even worse than the Big East. The ACC has managed a paltry 2-13 BCS game record. For comparison, the Big East is 7-7. It certainly didn't help the conferences standings a few weekends ago when the ACC went 0-3 against the Big East, and one of those was Virginia Tech losing at Pitt.

Can the Seminoles carry the ACC to
the BCS Promised Land?For the ACC to be taken seriously as a football conference, the conference needs someone, anyone, to step up and play with the big boys. Right now, the ACC needs FSU to carry the torch. To put it bluntly, the ACC needs FSU to go undefeated, and win the ACC Championship game in a serious way.

Right now, the Seminoles only have one other game against a ranked team remaining, Florida at the end of the season. They still have to have to travel to Virginia Tech. Although the Hokies are unranked, Blacksburg will be amped for the 'Noles.

Currently, the Seminoles are fourth in polls, behind Alabama, Oregon, and LSU. Alabama and LSU play in a few weekends. As much as it pains me to write this, Roll Tide. LSU needs to drop for the 'Noles to move up. Else, a LSU victory will only shake up the top 3, unless it's a really bad loss by the Tide.

ACC Commissioner John Swofford (or his street name, "Ninja Swoff") has gone all in trying to make the ACC a viable football conference. He better go all in hoping FSU brings some respect back to the ACC.
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