Keep an Eye on the Rear-View Mirror

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With four ACC championships and three near-misses in seven years of
membership, it’s easy to think of ACC titles as the Hokies’ birthright.
Preseason hype and buzz surrounding new starting QB Logan Thomas have done
nothing to dispel that notion for the 2011 season, but I find myself wondering:
are ACC sleeping Florida giants Miami and FSU about to catch the Hokies? Is life
in the ACC about to get a lot more interesting?

The expanded ACC hasn’t been what everyone expected, which is a fancy way of
saying, “FSU and Miami have sucked since 2004.” That may sound like
strong language, but the numbers back it up:

Regular Season
In-Conference Records Since Expansion
Team W L Pct.
Virginia Tech 46 10 82.1%
Georgia Tech 36 20 64.3%
Boston College 30 18 62.5%
Florida State 33