Eleven ACC teams are bowling in nine states, in venues from Yankee Stadium to the Rose Bowl. Agendas and stakes vary, not to mention quality of opponents. But there are three overarching storylines:
**Unlike its four power-conference colleagues, the ACC has never won back-to-back national football titles. Florida State can erase that distinction.
**A Georgia Tech upset of Mississippi State in the Orange Bowl would secure the ACC two top-10 teams for the third consecutive season. The only time that’s happened was 1996-98.
**Six victories would give the conference a winning bowl record for only the second time in nine seasons.
Before handicapping those...