Looking at the ACC’s bowl record all-time with Bowl Season upon us. Here’s how the ACC has faired in its bowl games, as well as which teams tend to do best in the postseason.
Throughout it’s recent history, the ACC has often been a conference in transition. More than any other Power 5 Conference, the ACC has added and subtracted teams from it ranks over the last 15 years. It began with the addition of Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College in the early 2000s, continued with the loss of Maryland and additions of Syracuse and Pitt three years ago, and most recently the conference welcomed Louisville into its ranks.
Just like conference itself has undergone many transitions, the ACC’s identity in the postseason is also undergoing a transition. The first three years of the College Football Playoff have seen the ACC put a team in, with Clemson appearing the national championship last season. All of this coming off of Florida State winning the last national title of the BCS Era.
However, this is a drastic departure from the ACC’s overall performance in the postseason lately. Outside of the Seminoles, no other ACC team made an appearance in the title game during the BCS Era, and overall the conference was 5-13 in BCS Bowls.
Outside of major bowl games, the conference hasn’t had much success either. Despite appearing in almost 100 bowl games over the last decade, the conference has only managed a .435 win-percentage all-time, including a couple of 2-6 postseasons in 2011-12 and 2007-08. The ACC also hasn’t had a winning postseason since going 5-3 in the 2005-06 postseason that saw Florida State lose to Penn State in the Orange Bowl in three overtimes.
Below is the bowl record for every current member of the ACC, as well as the conference’s all-time bowl record.
ACC’s All-Time Bowl Game Records
Note: First record listed is the program’s all-time record, while the record in parenthesis is its mark since joining the conference.
Conference’s Overall Record
Louisville: 9-9-1 (1-1)
Florida State: 26-16-2 (15-9)
Boston College: 13-11
Wake Forest: 6-4
NC State: 15-13-1
Syracuse: 15-9-1 (1-0)
Virginia Tech: 12-17 (6-6)
Georgia Tech: 24-19 (10-11
North Carolina: 14-18
Pittsburgh: 13-19 (1-2)