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1972 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary

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Record: 39-38-2, .506 W-L% (6th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 2.19 (6th of 13) ▪ SOS: 3.23 (6th of 13)

Conference Champion: North Carolina

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(North Carolina and North Carolina State)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
North Carolina 11 1 0 .917 6 0 0 1.000 27.0 17.5 14.38 3.72
North Carolina State 8 3 1 .708 4 1 1 .750 34.1 20.0 14.81 2.81
Maryland 5 5 1 .500 3 2 1 .583 22.1 19.7 2.45 0.18
Duke 5 6 0 .455 3 3 0 .500 12.0 14.2 3.96 6.14
Clemson 4 7 0 .364 2 4 0 .333 13.0 22.3 -2.25 4.66
Virginia 4 7 0 .364 1 5 0 .167 18.1 25.1 -5.77 0.87
Wake Forest 2 9 0 .182 1 5 0 .167 8.0 30.8 -12.23 4.22

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 Final
North Carolina                   18 16 15 14 16 12
North Carolina State                             17

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1972-12-30 Sun Bowl North Carolina 32 Texas Tech 28 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1972-12-29 Peach Bowl North Carolina State 49 West Virginia 13 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Bob Avellini (Maryland) 57.6
2. Bruce Shaw (North Carolina State) 52.0

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bruce Shaw (North Carolina State) 9.8
2. Bob Avellini (Maryland) 7.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bruce Shaw (North Carolina State) 7.4
2. Bob Avellini (Maryland) 4.2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bruce Shaw (North Carolina State) 136.1
2. Bob Avellini (Maryland) 115.4

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Pat Kenney (North Carolina State) 21.9
2. Dennis Goss (Clemson) 18.3
3. Frank Russell (Maryland) 15.7
4. Chuck Belic (Virginia) 15.7
5. Don Ratliff (Maryland) 14.3
6. Dan Bungori (Maryland) 14.1
7. Dave Sullivan (Virginia) 13.0