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1980 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary

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Record: 42-37-0, .532 W-L% (8th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 6.25 (5th of 14) ▪ SOS: 5.70 (6th of 14)

Conference Champion: North Carolina

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(North Carolina)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(North Carolina)

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 24.8 10.8 18.69 4.78
Maryland 8 4 0 .667 5 1 0 .833 17.6 13.8 11.90 7.15
North Carolina State 6 5 0 .545 3 3 0 .500 20.2 19.3 4.74 4.83
Clemson 6 5 0 .545 2 4 0 .333 19.7 20.2 6.57 6.30
Wake Forest 5 6 0 .455 2 4 0 .333 22.8 19.4 5.89 3.98
Virginia 4 7 0 .364 2 4 0 .333 13.1 23.5 -1.53 7.11
Duke 2 9 0 .182 1 5 0 .167 19.5 26.9 -2.50 5.77

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
North Carolina 14 15 13 14 10 8 8 7 6 14 15 15 13 12 13 10
Maryland       19                        

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1980-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl North Carolina 16 Texas 7 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1980-12-20 Tangerine Bowl Florida 35 Maryland 20 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Tol Avery (North Carolina State) 53.3
2. Ben Bennett (Duke) 52.7
3. Jay Venuto (Wake Forest) 51.8
4. Todd Kirtley (Virginia) 51.4
5. Rod Elkins (North Carolina) 50.6
6. Homer Jordan (Clemson) 49.4

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Homer Jordan (Clemson) 7.6
2. Jay Venuto (Wake Forest) 6.4
3. Todd Kirtley (Virginia) 6.3
4. Rod Elkins (North Carolina) 6.3
5. Ben Bennett (Duke) 6.2
6. Tol Avery (North Carolina State) 6.1

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Homer Jordan (Clemson) 6.0
2. Jay Venuto (Wake Forest) 5.7
3. Rod Elkins (North Carolina) 5.1
4. Todd Kirtley (Virginia) 3.7
5. Tol Avery (North Carolina State) 3.5
6. Ben Bennett (Duke) 3.5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Jay Venuto (Wake Forest) 114.7
2. Rod Elkins (North Carolina) 114.7
3. Homer Jordan (Clemson) 111.8
4. Ben Bennett (Duke) 100.8
5. Tol Avery (North Carolina State) 100.7
6. Todd Kirtley (Virginia) 96.7

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Cole Egan (Virginia) 19.4
2. Wayne Baumgardner (Wake Forest) 18.6
3. Perry Tuttle (Clemson) 17.3
4. Ron Frederick (Duke) 15.3
5. Chris Havener (Maryland) 15.0
6. Jerry Gaillard (Clemson) 14.8
  Cedric Jones (Duke) 14.8
8. Mike Quick (North Carolina State) 14.7
9. Marvin Brown (Duke) 13.3
10. Kenny Duckett (Wake Forest) 13.1