BOSTON – Miami chose to stay home, self-imposing a bowl ban for the second straight year in the hopes of staving off more drastic punishments later on.
The NCAA told North Carolina to sit this one out.
Boston College, Virginia and Maryland are already out of bowl consideration, with too few wins to qualify. And unless Wake Forest and Virginia Tech can win this weekend, the Atlantic Coast Conference could have only five teams in bowl games — the fewest for the league since 2000, before beginning an expansion that brought it to it 12 schools.
Even if the Hokies and Demon Deacons do reach the requisite six wins, the ACC would only have seven bowl-eligible teams for eight bowl slots.