With the news that Clemson’s game with Florida State will not be rescheduled, the Tigers (8-1) are now just a win away from securing a spot in the ACC Championship for the sixth consecutive season. The ACC announced today that the rescheduled games for Dec. 12 will not include Clemson or Notre Dame, clearing the way for a heavyweight rematch, provided the Tigers handle their business at Virginia Tech, Saturday. The Irish have already clinched a spot in the title game with a 9-0 start to the season. Miami is still alive for a berth, but they need to win and hope the Hokies can pull a major upset.
From the ACC: Following a recommendation from the conference Athletic Director football subcommittee, the league’s Athletic Directors have voted to preserve the integrity of the ACC Football Championship Game by evaluating each of the three teams in contention (Clemson, Miami and Notre Dame) based on a nine-game conference schedule. As a result, Clemson and Notre Dame will conclude the regular season this weekend. Should a game(s) involving Clemson, Miami or Notre Dame not be played this weekend, the ACC has the option to reschedule games on Dec. 12 as needed. Based on the current standings and results to date, Notre Dame holds all tiebreakers and has therefore secured a berth in the ACC Football Championship Game.