ACC bowl watch

The situation has improved.

Last week, the ACC was the only BCS conference without a bowl-eligible team. This week, the league has three bowl eligible teams in Clemson, Florida State and ... Duke. The Big 12, Big East and Big Ten have two bowl eligible teams each. The SEC has six, and the Pac-12 has three.

Check out how significant Duke's accomplishment was, according to ESPN's Stats & Info department:

Longest Current Bowl Droughts by FBS teams:

  • New Mexico St. 1960

  • Kent St. 1972<<

  • Eastern Michigan 1987

  • Duke 1994<<

>> Bowl-eligible this season

Nineteen teams can become bowl eligible this week, including NC State (5-2), which travels to rival UNC -- which is 5-3 but ineligible for postseason play.