Go ahead and guess:
Which division came out on top this year in inter-divisional play during the ACC regular season?
Answer: Dead even at 9-9.
Personally, I would have guessed the Coastal Division, based on the struggles of NC State, Maryland and Boston College, but as it turned out, Miami lost all of its games against Atlantic Division opponents, and Duke and North Carolina went 1-2. Georgia Tech helped balance it out with a 3-0 record:
Miami: 0-3 (losses to Maryland, FSU and BC)
Duke: 1-2 (win vs. BC, losses to FSU and Wake Forest)
UVa: 2-1 (wins vs. Maryland and FSU, loss to NC State)
UNC: 1-2 (win vs. Wake Forest, losses to Clemson and NC State)
Virginia Tech: 2-1 (wins vs. Wake Forest and Boston College, loss to Clemson)
Georgia Tech: 3-0 (wins vs. Clemson, NC State and Maryland)
Overall, since 2005, the Atlantic Division currently leads with a 68-64 record against the Coastal Division entering Saturday's Dr Pepper ACC championship game. (Championship games are included in the record, and the ACC has included Georgia Tech's 2009 title but denotes it was vacated with a #). Saturday's game in Charlotte will determine which conference finishes with the edge this season.
Here's a look at the updated overall records:
Atlantic Division vs. Coastal Division since 2005:
Boston College: 11-12
Florida State: 14-9
NC State: 12-9
Wake Forest: 11-11
Coastal Division vs. Atlantic Division since 2005:
Georgia Tech: 16-7
North Carolina: 9-12
Virginia Tech: 19-6