College Football Rankings: Clemson's Loss Damages ACC's BCS Standings Positioning

With Clemson losing in Week 9 and dropping in the Week 10 AP Poll and the Week 10 USA Today coaches poll, the ACC's chances of having a national champion in the 2011 college football season are all but done. And the conference's shot at having more than one BCS team is null and void, too.

The No. 11 AP/No. 12 coaches Tigers are still at the top of the conference, but they're joined by No. 11 coaches/No. 12 AP Virginia Tech, a team they stomped on the road. And those two teams are joined by only one other ACC team, No. 22 AP/No. 23 coaches Georgia Tech, in the Week 10 college football rankings.

What does that mean? Well, you can probably count on one of those three teams heading to the Orange Bowl as the ACC's champion and filler of the conference's automatic BCS bowl berth. But you can also rest assured that there won't be more than one ACC team playing in the biggest bowls.

For more on the Week 10 college football rankings, check out our comprehensive StoryStream.

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