The Washington Times - November 30, 2008, 09:46AM

The ACC won the season-ending ACC/SEC Challenge 3-1.

Go ahead and look it up. Other than Florida waxing Florida State (and Florida is waxing everyone at this point), it was a good day for the conference.

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(That adds to a 3-3 record against the SEC earlier in the year, which is certainly solid).

When the rankings come out later today, the conference should have its first top-15 team since the preseason (Georgia Tech), and Boston College might even join the Yellow Jackets there.

Oh, and there’s 10 bowl-eligible teams, and the conference has the enviable task of trying to find a postseason home for all of the programs.

Was it a great year from start to finish? Until there’s a national heavyweight in the title discussion for most of a season, the answer will invariably be “no.” But with half the conference finishing 4-4 in the conference (and all but one team landing between 3-5 and 5-3), this is definitely a league Pete Rozelle would have been pleased with.

Patrick Stevens