Updated ACC bowl projections

Florida State is in, Duke is out. That means the ACC will have seven bowl-eligible teams this year, falling short of the nine guaranteed slots and last year’s NCAA-record 10 bowl-eligible teams. That won’t matter much, though, if the seven teams that are bowl eligible can continue to win this postseason. North Carolina is putting itself in position for a more lucrative bowl, as it should finish the regular season with nine wins, and the ACC championship game will obviously play a factor in the selection process.

For now, though, here are the latest bowl projections for the ACC, and keep in mind, they're all based on my wacky prediction that Clemson upsets Georgia Tech in the championship game:

  • FedEx Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. BCS at large

  • Chick-fil-A Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. SEC

  • Gator Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. Big East or Notre Dame

  • Champs Sports Bowl: North Carolina vs. Big Ten

  • Music City Bowl: Miami vs. SEC

  • Meineke Car Care Bowl: Florida State vs. Big East

  • Emerald Bowl: Boston College vs. Pac-10

  • EagleBank Bowl: N/A

  • GMAC Bowl: N/A