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The championship games for the AQ conferences are now complete, and it’s a foregone conclusion that ACC champion Florida State will be heading to Pasadena to play in the final BCS National Championship game. Their opponent will most likely be the SEC champion Auburn Tigers. That means the ACC and SEC will still be able to send other teams to their respective BCS tie-in bowls, the Orange and Sugar bowls.
Now the domino effect begins, and we see where the rest of the ACC may play during this year’s bowl marathon.
At regular season’s end, we looked at some possible landing spots for the Yellow Jackets in their bowl game. Now that some of the other slots have been solidified, the picture has become more clear.
The ACC had three teams–Florida State, Clemson and Duke–in the AP top 25, although the Blue Devils may drop out with their humbling 45-7 loss to the Seminoles in the ACC Championship. The conference has a total 11 teams that are bowl eligible, which could turn into the ACC’s best showing yet.
Tonight is Bowl Selection Sunday, and all speculation will end soon. Here are YellowJackedUp.com’s predictions for the ACC bowl participants.