The Washington Times - October 19, 2008, 12:11AM

There are still multiple unbeaten teams in league play in the Big Ten, Big 12 and Big East.

There’s still one left in the SEC (Alabama) and will be one remaining in the Pac-10 if California holds onto its halftime lead.


As for the ACC —- they’re all gone with Wake Forest and Virginia Tech losing today.

No team has made it through the conference without a loss since Florida State in 2000. Of course, the Seminoles ran the table in league play seven times between 1992 and 2000.

So far as I can tell, it’s the earliest calendar date that every team in the ACC has a conference loss. Now, there are more league games now than for much of the ACC’s history, and the season starts earlier now than it once did. But it’s still an interesting development.

Here are the dates the last of the ACC’s unbeatens absorbed their first league loss since 2001:

2001: Oct. 27 (Maryland)
2002: Nov. 23 (Florida State)
2003: Nov. 8 (Florida State)
2004: Oct. 30 (Miami)
2005: Nov. 5 (Virginia Tech)
2006: Oct. 21 (Georgia Tech)
2007: Nov. 3 (Boston College)
2008: Oct. 18 (Wake Forest and Virginia Tech)

—- Patrick Stevens