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Conference bowl records

The ACC has seven bowl-bound teams this year, a drop-off from last year's NCAA-record 10 teams, but that decrease won't matter if the conference can come out with a winning record, unlike last year's 4-6 postseason finish. Overall, the ACC has been a successful bowl conference, trailing only the Pac-10 and SEC with its .524 winning percentage.

Here's a look at the bowl records by conference, according to the ACC:

Pac-10

2008 bowl record: 5-0

Total bowls: 226

All-time bowl record: 118-102-6

Winning percentage: .535

SEC

2008 bowl record: 6-2

Total bowls: 369

All-time bowl record: 190-166-13

Winning percentage: .533

ACC

2008 bowl record: 4-6

Total bowls: 289

All-time bowl record: 149-135-5

Winning percentage: .524

Big East

2008 bowl record: 4-2

Total bowls: 110

All-time bowl record: 54-54-2

Winning percentage: .500

Big 10

2008 bowl record: 1-6

Total bowls: 241

All-time bowl record: 115-123-3

Winning percentage: .483

Big 12

2008 bowl record: 4-3

Total bowls: 320

All-time bowl record: 153-163-4

Winning percentage: .484

Conference USA

2008 bowl record: 4-2

Total bowls: 127

All-time bowl record: 59-66-2

Winning percentage: .472

Mountain West

2008 bowl record: 3-2

Total bowls: 128

All-time bowl record: 58-66-4

Winning percentage: .469

The other conferences have fewer than 75 bowl appearances.