Clemson is chasing college football’s ultimate prize this postseason, but more overarching ACC history hinges on Florida State and North Carolina.
If the Seminoles and Tar Heels win their bowls , the ACC will finish the season with three top-10 teams for the first time.
Three, or even more, teams from the same conference in the final Associated Press top 10 is hardly unusual. Indeed, courtesy of league expansion throughout the Bowl Subdivision – the Big Ten has 14 teams, after all -- it’s happened 16 times in the last 15 years.
The Southeastern Conference has boasted such a season seven times during that stretch, including 2012, when five of its teams...