Good news for ACC on, off field

The ACC has never sent two of its teams to BCS bowl games in the same season and hasn't produced a national championship-caliber team since Florida State's dynasty ended more than a decade ago.

But on what might have been the last Saturday of college football as we presently know it, the ACC stole headlines from the rest of the country -- on and off the field.

Saturday started with reports of current Big East members Pittsburgh and Syracuse applying for ACC membership. The ACC's council of presidents voted unanimously to accept the Panthers and Orange as the league's 13th and 14th member schools, and the conference announced the vote Sunday morning.

While the rest of college football had its eyes on the Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC, the ACC might have stealthily delivered the first bold move toward becoming a so-called "superconference."