Clemson Still Has Chance for ACC Title


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CLEMSON, SC -- Clemson suffered its first ACC loss and overall loss of the 2000
season in the 31-28 thriller against Georgia Tech. The Tigers are now 6-1
in the ACC and have just one league game left, at Florida State on November
4. Florida State is a perfect 6-0 in league play.


Clemson can still tie for the ACC title with a win over Florida
State in Tallahassee. Clemson has not won the ACC championship, or a share
of it since 1991, the year before Florida State entered the league.
Clemson has 13 ACC championships (12 outright and one tied) in its
history, more than any other school. Florida State and Maryland are
second with eight, six outright and two tied.


Clemson still has a chance to be the ACC representative in the Bowl
Championship Series. According to ACC rules, the first tie-breaker is
head-to-head competition. The head to head winner goes to the BCS as
long as that head-to-head winner has an average ranking of 10th or higher
in the final regular season AP and USA Today/ESPN polls combined.
Additionally, Clemson could go if it is within five spots of Florida State
in the combined average ranking of the final regular season AP and USA
Today polls.


But, for all that to happen, Clemson must first win at Florida
State, which it has not done since 1989.

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