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1981 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary

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Record: 41-37-1, .525 W-L% (10th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 6.87 (4th of 14) ▪ SOS: 6.16 (2nd of 14)

Conference Champion: Clemson

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Clemson 12 0 0 1.000 6 0 0 1.000 28.2 8.8 21.34 5.84
North Carolina 10 2 0 .833 5 1 0 .833 31.3 12.5 15.97 3.88
Maryland 4 6 1 .409 4 2 0 .667 21.1 17.6 8.93 7.29
Duke 6 5 0 .545 3 3 0 .500 19.1 20.9 3.99 5.63
North Carolina State 4 7 0 .364 2 4 0 .333 16.5 20.3 4.69 7.97
Wake Forest 4 7 0 .364 1 5 0 .167 19.7 33.2 -2.45 5.56
Virginia 1 10 0 .091 0 6 0 .000 11.5 23.7 -4.40 6.97

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
Clemson       19 14 9 6 4 3 2 2 2 2 1 1
North Carolina 12 13 10 9 6 5 4 3 9 8 13 12 10 11 9

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1982-01-01 Orange Bowl Clemson 22 Nebraska 15 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1981-12-28 Gator Bowl North Carolina 31 Arkansas 27 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Gary Schofield (Wake Forest) 59.7
2. Homer Jordan* (Clemson) 54.6
3. Ben Bennett (Duke) 54.5
4. Gordie Whitehead (Virginia) 53.4
5. Boomer Esiason (Maryland) 50.4

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Homer Jordan* (Clemson) 8.3
2. Ben Bennett (Duke) 7.2
3. Boomer Esiason (Maryland) 6.8
4. Gary Schofield (Wake Forest) 6.4
5. Gordie Whitehead (Virginia) 6.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Homer Jordan* (Clemson) 7.2
2. Ben Bennett (Duke) 6.1
3. Boomer Esiason (Maryland) 5.8
4. Gary Schofield (Wake Forest) 4.8
5. Gordie Whitehead (Virginia) 4.8

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Homer Jordan* (Clemson) 130.4
2. Ben Bennett (Duke) 118.1
3. Gary Schofield (Wake Forest) 116.9
4. Boomer Esiason (Maryland) 112.0
5. Gordie Whitehead (Virginia) 111.5

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Cedric Jones (Duke) 19.8
2. Russell Davis (Maryland) 19.2
3. Perry Tuttle* (Clemson) 17.0
4. Greg Taylor (Virginia) 16.7
5. Mike Quick (North Carolina State) 15.9
6. Henry Johnson (Virginia) 15.8
7. Wayne Baumgardner (Wake Forest) 15.8
8. Ron Frederick (Duke) 15.3
9. Tim Ryan (Wake Forest) 13.7
10. Mike Lewis (Maryland) 13.3

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Greg Poole (North Carolina) 2