IMO, we cannot afford to back down on our OOC scheduling in the future. We have to have these games on the schedule, because nothing the majority of the ACC is doing will help us get to where we need to be. 1/2 the ACC gives me the "cupcake mentality" - you know the old "if you beat them you prove nothing, and if its close, or you lose to them, its disastrous". But these are conference teams, we have no choice but to play them.
Ironically, our last conference game was also against the Wolfpack in week 12. Then # 11 Clemson scored 62 points on the Pack, and the AP thought so much of our victory that they dropped us 2 spots to #13.
4 Non Conference games later, we are #3 in the country.
With the exception of FSU, it seems we always continue
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to wait for Programs like Miami to make it "back". But its going to take a while even then for voters to view ACC wins and loses differently. The big factor with the BCS was that loses, no matter to who, really hurt. So just winning used to be enough, but look at the SEC - they hold all the highest ranked 1 loss teams in the voting polls.