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2012 ACC football season
League NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision)
Sport Football
Duration August 31, 2012 – December 1, 2012
Number of teams 12
Regular season
Season MVP TBA
Atlantic champions Florida State
Coastal champions Georgia Tech, UNC, Miami
ACC Championship Game
ACC Championship Game champions Florida State
  Runners-up Georgia Tech
ACC seasons
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2012 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#10 Florida State xy   7 1         12 2  
#11 Clemson x   7 1         11 2  
NC State   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
Maryland   2 6         4 8  
Boston College   1 7         2 10  
Coastal
North Carolina* x   5 3         8 4  
Miami* x   5 3         7 5  
Georgia Tech xy   5 3         7 7  
Virginia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Duke   3 5         6 7  
Virginia   2 6         4 8  
Championship: Florida State 21, Georgia Tech 15
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • North Carolina ineligible for championship and postseason due to NCAA sanctions. Miami ineligible for championship and postseason due to a self-imposed postseason ban.
    As of January 8, 2013 • Rankings from AP Poll
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The 2012 ACC football season is an NCAA football season that will be played from September 1, 2012, to January 1, 2013. The Atlantic Coast Conference consists of 12 members in two divisions. The Atlantic division consists of Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina State and Wake Forest. The Coastal division consists of Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. The division champions will meet on December 1 in the 2012 ACC Championship Game, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. This season also marks the 60th football season in the conference's history.

PreseasonEdit

Preseason Poll[1]Edit

The 2012 ACC Preseason Poll was announced at the ACC Football Kickoff meetings in Greensboro, NC on July 23. Virginia Tech was voted to win Coastal division while Florida State was voted to win the Atlantic division and the conference. Sammy Watkins of Clemson was voted the Preseason ACC Player of the Year.

Atlantic Division pollEdit

  1. Florida State – 543 (72 first place votes)
  2. Clemson – 470 (17)
  3. North Carolina State – 402 (5)
  4. Wake Forest – 241
  5. Boston College – 181
  6. Maryland – 148

Coastal Division pollEdit

  1. Virginia Tech – 558 (83)
  2. Georgia Tech – 421 (10)
  3. North Carolina – 341 (2)
  4. Virginia – 326
  5. Miami – 245
  6. Duke – 04

Predicted ACC Championship Game WinnerEdit

  1. Florida State–60
  2. Virginia Tech–18
  3. Clemson–13
  4. Georgia Tech–3
  5. NC State-1

Preseason ACC Player of the YearEdit

  1. Sammy Watkins, CLEM - 25
  2. Logan Thomas, VT - 21
  3. E. J. Manuel, FSU - 19
  4. Tajh Boyd, CLEM - 18
  5. Mike Glennon, NCSU - 5
  6. David Amerson, NCSU - 3
  7. Giovani Bernard, UNC - 1
  8. Bryn Renner, UNC - 1
  9. Tanner Price, WF - 1
  10. Kyle Fuller, VT - 1

Preseason All Conference Teams[2]Edit

OffenseEdit

Position Player School
Wide Receiver Conner Vernon Duke
Sammy Watkins Clemson
Tight End Matt Furstenburg Maryland
Tackle James Hurst North Carolina
Oday Aboushi Virginia
Guard Omoregie Uzzi Georgia Tech
Jonathan Cooper North Carolina
Center Dalton Freeman Clemson
Quarterback Tajh Boyd Clemson
Running Back Giovani Bernard North Carolina
Andre Ellington Clemson

DefenseEdit

Position Player School
Defensive end Brandon Jenkins Florida State
James Gayle Virginia Tech
Defensive tackle Joe Vellano Maryland
Nikita Whitlock Wake Forest
Linebacker Kevin Reddick North Carolina
Bruce Taylor Virginia Tech
Steve Greer Virginia
Cornerback David Amerson NC State
Kyle Fuller Virginia Tech
Safety Lamarcus Joyner Florida State
Earl Wolff NC State

SpecialistEdit

Position Player School
Placekicker Dustin Hopkins Florida State
Punter Dalton Botts Miami
Specialist Greg Reid Florida State

CoachesEdit

NOTE: Stats shown are before the beginning of the season

Team Head Coach Years at School Overall Record Record at School ACC Record
Boston College Frank Spaziani 5 20–19 20–19 12–12
Clemson Dabo Swinney 5 29–19 29–19 19–10
Duke David Cutcliffe 5 59–62 15–33 6–26
Florida State Jimbo Fisher 3 19–8 19–8 11–5
Georgia Tech Paul Johnson 5 141–58 34–19 21–11
Maryland Randy Edsall 2 76–80 2–10 1–7
Miami Al Golden 2 33–40 6–6 3–5
North Carolina Larry Fedora 1 34-19 0-0 0-0
NC State Tom O'Brien 6 108–75 33–30 18–22
Virginia Mike London 3 36–18 12–13 6–10
Virginia Tech Frank Beamer 26 250–121–4 208–98–2 53–11
Wake Forest Jim Grobe 11 101–100–1 68–67 38–51

RankingsEdit

Legend
    Improvement in ranking
  Drop in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
RV Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll
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Final
Boston College AP
C
BCS Not released  
Clemson AP 14 12 11 10 17 15 16 14 14 10
C 14 12 11 9 16 15 13 13 13 9
BCS Not released 19 18 13
Duke AP RV
C RV RV
BCS Not released  
Florida State AP 7 6 5 4 4 3 12 12 11 9
C 7 6 6 4 4 4 11 10 10 7
BCS Not released 14 12 9
Georgia Tech AP RV RV RV RV
C RV RV RV RV
BCS Not released  
Maryland AP
C
BCS Not released  
Miami AP RV RV
C RV RV
BCS Not released
North Carolina AP RV RV RV RV
C Ineligible for ranking
BCS Not released Ineligible for ranking
NC State AP RV RV RV RV
C RV RV
BCS Not released  
Virginia AP
C RV RV RV
BCS Not released
Virginia Tech AP 16 15 13 RV RV
C 20 18 13 RV 25 RV
BCS Not released  
Wake Forest AP
C RV RV
BCS Not released  
Bowl Game Date Stadium City Television Matchup/Result Attendance Payout (US$) per team
BCS
Discover Orange Bowl January 1, 2013 Sun Life Stadium Miami Gardens, FL ESPN Florida State vs. Northern Illinois
Non-BCS
Belk Bowl December 26, 2011 Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, NC ESPN Duke vs. Cincinnati
Russell Athletic Bowl December 28, 2011 Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium Orlando, FL ESPN Virginia Tech vs. Rutgers
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl December 31, 2011 LP Field Nashville, TN ESPN NC State vs. Vanderbilt
Hyundai Sun Bowl December 31, 2011 Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, TX CBS Georgia Tech vs. USC
Chick-fil-A Bowl December 31, 2011 Georgia Dome Atlanta, GA ESPN Clemson vs. LSU

References Edit


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