Much like the Pac-10, the ACC seems to be a two-team conference this year. Unlike the Pac-10, no one really respects the ACC's top two teams.
There's just more evidence of that in the USA Today coaches poll for Week 14, which ranks just Virginia Tech and Florida State, neither in the top 10.
That's not a huge disappointment for the ACC, which was never projected to send two teams to BCS bowls, but it's a reminder that the conference has underperformed in a big way since expanding to 12 teams earlier this decade.
Virginia Tech and Florida State will also get to determine which team is better on the field this week, as they meet in the ACC Championship Game for the conference's BCS berth. Virginia Tech comes in riding a 10-game winning streak, which trails only the strings of the nation's three undefeated teams, Oregon, Auburn, and TCU.
Full ACC rankings are as follows:
- No. 11 Virginia Tech
- No. 20 Florida State