The college football universe is justifiably anticipating the new playoff system, which starts next year. And while the ACC is excited about its new additions and the potential of some of its old members to take the next step, the perception problem surrounding ACC football is still going to be there.
Theres still a lot of uncertainty about exactly how the playoff is going to work, too. The BCS might have been vilified, but at least it involved math and took some of the human element out of it. Now, a selection committee will choose the final four teams based on strength of schedule, head-to-head results, championships won and other factors, according to the official College Football Playoff site.
Those other factors might be part of the ACCs problem.
Defenders of the league would say that its gotten an unfair rap over the last few years, and its a deeper league than the rankings would indicate. But the rankings dont paint a pretty picture: the ACC hasnt finished in the top four ...