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BCS Polls Show Strength Of ACC Football

Nov. 2, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The ACC is the nation’s top-rated conference in the nation by the Sagarin
Computer … Clemson and Virginia rank 1-2, respectively, in schedule
strength … the Tigers lead six ACC teams ranked among the 11 toughest
schedules.

1. ACC             80.25
2. Big Ten         79.98
3. SEC             78.42
4. Big 12          76.61
5. Big East        73.86
6. Conference USA  73.44
7. Pac-10          72.37


ACC TOPS IN PERCENTAGE
OF NON-CONFERENCE GAMES
VS. BCS TEAMS


The ACC leads all BCS conferences in percentage of non-league game played
against BCS conference teams. Fifty percent of the ACC’s non-conference
schedule to date has been against BCS foes. The only other conference over
40 percent is the Big East (.467).

1. ACC       11 of 22   .500
2. Big East  14 of 30   .467
3. Big Ten   12 of 35   .343
4. Pac-10     8 of 30   .267
5. Big 12    11 of 38   .289
6. SEC        4 of 28   .143


ACC & BIG 10 TIED
FOR MOST WINS VS.
NON-CONFERENCE BCS TEAMS


The ACC is tied with the Big Ten with seven victories against BCS
opponents. The ACC is 7-4 (.636) against BCS foes.

1. ACC       7-4   .636
2. Big 10    7-5   .583
3. Big 12    6-5   .545
4. Big East  4-10  .286
5. SEC       3-1   .750
6. Pac-10    3-5   .375


ACC SECOND IN WINS
VERSUS NON-CONFERENCE
AP-RANKED TEAMS


The ACC is one of only three conferences that has a winning record against
non-conference AP-ranked teams. Three different ACC teams have recorded
non-league ranked teams – Virginia (at BYU), Florida State (Miami) and NC
State (at Texas).

1. Big Ten   6-2   .750
2. ACC       3-2   .600
3. SEC       2-1   .667
5. Big East  2-7   .222
4. Big 12    0-1   .000
6. Pac-10    0-4   .000


1998 & 1999

Over the past two years, the ACC has played, by far, the highest percentage
of games vs. BCS opposition (.636) and has also posted, by far, the best
record against other BCS teams (.629).



VS. BCS CONFERENCE OPPONENTS

Conference  1998   1999  Total   Pct.
1. ACC      13-9   7-4   22-13  .629
2. Big 10    8-8   7-5   15-13  .536
3. Pac-10    9-7   3-5   12-12  .500
4. Big 12    8-10  6-5   14-15  .483
5. SEC       7-10  3-1   10-11  .476
6. Big East  7-10  4-10  11-20  .354


PERCENTAGE OF BCS OPPONENTS
ON NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

           Non-Conf.  BCS   Pct. of Games
Conference   Games   Games  vs. BCS Teams
1. ACC        55      35    .636
2. Big East   66      31    .469
3. Big 10     77      28    .364
4. Pac-10     67      24    .358
5. Big 12     83      29    .349
6. SEC        72      21    .291


VS. NON-LEAGUE RANKED TEAMS

The Atlantic Coast Conference is one of only two conferences to have a
winning record against non-league AP-ranked teams over the past two years.
The Big 10 (.667) leads, while the ACC is second at .647. BALANCE — Six of
the league’s nine teams have at least one victory against a non-league
AP-ranked opponent the past two years.

Conference   1998  1999  Total  Pct.
1. Big 10    8-5   6-2   14-7  .667
2. ACC       8-4   3-2   11-6  .647
3. SEC       4-7   2-1    6-8  .429
4. Big 12    5-6   0-1    5-7  .417
4. Pac-10    4-7   0-4    4-11 .267
6. Big East  2-8   2-7    4-15 .211


Over the past two years, the ACC has a winning record against four
of the other five BCS conferences. The ACC is 1-1 (.500) against the Pac-10.


ACC VERSUS BCS CONFERENCES
(1998-99)

      Big East  Big Ten  Big 12  Pac-10  SEC
1998   5-4       1-0      1-1     1-1    4-3
1999   4-2       1-1      1-0     0-0    1-1
Totals 9-6       2-1      2-1     1-1    5-4

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