1. Florida State (10-2, 7-1 ACC; LW: No. 1) – Despite losing at home to No. 4 Florida, the Seminoles do not drop in the rankings. They’ll play Georgia Tech in the ACC title game this Saturday. Next up: vs. Georgia Tech, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN).
2. Clemson (10-2, 7-1; LW: No. 2) – The Tigers blew any chances of a BCS berth by losing to South Carolina. Now it’s looking like they’ll meet up with another SEC school in the Chick-fil-A bowl. Next up: bowl game.
3. Miami (7-5, 5-3; LW: No. 4) – And that’s that. The Canes’ season is over, due to a self-imposed bowl ban. Next up: none.
4. North Carolina (8-4, 5-3; LW: No. 5) – Yet another school that would be postseason bound if it weren’t for ineligibly. Still, the Tar Heels are looking solid for 2013. Next up: none.
5. Georgia Tech (6-6, 5-3; LW: No. 3) – It’s not very often you’ll see a team in the conference championship game, but could still miss out on bowl season. If the Yellow Jackets lose, they may be ineligible. Next up: vs. Florida State, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN).
6. N.C. State (7-5, 4-4; LW: No. 6) – The Wolf Pack are headed to a bowl, but that’s not enough to retain Tom O’Brien as head coach. He was fired on Sunday after a disappointing four-year reign. Next up: bowl game.
7. Virginia Tech (6-6, 4-4; LW: No. 8) – The Hokies avoided missing out on a bowl for the first time in 20 years by beating Virginia, 17-14. Next up: bowl game.
8. Duke (6-6, 3-5; LW: No. 7) – Limping into the postseason is Duke, which has lost five of six to end the regular season. But hey, at least it made it this far. Next up: bowl game.
9. Wake Forest (5-7, 3-5; LW: No. 9) – Vanderbilt took care of business against Wake, leaving the Deacons with nothing to do this Winter break. Next up: none.
10. Maryland (4-8, 2-6; LW: No. 12) – They lost, but the Terrapins looked pretty damn good on offense for the first time in weeks. This team never went down without a fight, despite horrid circumstances. Next up: none.
11. Virginia (4-8, 2-6; LW: No. 10) – There’s always next year, right? Next up: none.
12. Boston College (2-10, 1-7; LW: No. 11) – Coach Frank Spaziani was fired on Sunday, ending a tenure that featured just six wins over the last two seasons. Next up: none.
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