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Weekend Decliners

ACC. Not only did the conference lose a member for the first time in 41 years last week, but it also went 0-4 in the final weekend of the season against the SEC. The ACC will have no more than six bowl teams, and just three of the league’s 12 teams (Clemson, Florida State and North Carolina) managed to fare better than 7-5.

The bowl-pocalypse. Even with Miami, North Carolina, Ohio State and Penn State sitting out the postseason, there still will be enough teams to fill all 70 bowl slots without resorting to taking 5-7 teams. It would have been a hilarious scenario to see unfold; instead, there’s a chance there might be a surplus of teams if Connecticut and/or Pittsburgh win next week.

Southern Mississippi. The Golden Eagles completed their pitiful 0-12 season under first-year coach Ellis Johnson with a 42-24 loss to Memphis. It is Southern Mississippi’s first losing season since 1993 and its first winless year since 1925.