On Saturday four ACC teams played an opponent from the SEC and those four teams had a chance to change the national perception of the ACC (some more than others), but each one of them only reinforced the negative reputation of ACC football. In those four games Georgia blew out Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt demolished Wake Forest, Florida beat Florida State and South Carolina showed us that Clemson is still, well, Clemson. These four ACC teams had a chance to change the conversation, but failed to do so and may have even done a bit more damage to an already tarnished reputation.
A little over a decade ago, the ACC was one of the better conferences in collegiate football. 12 years ago Florida State beat Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl to win the BCS National Championship, but it has been mostly downhill since then. The Atlantic Coast Conference is now considered to be one of, if not the, worst football conference of the “Big 6” and yes that includes the charred remains of the Big East.