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1997 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary

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Record: 58-45, .563 W-L% (4th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 6.50 (3rd of 11) ▪ SOS: 4.31 (3rd of 11)

Conference Champion: Florida State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Clemson, Florida State and North Carolina)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Florida State, Georgia Tech and North Carolina)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Florida State 11 1 .917 8 0 1.000 39.0 15.1 23.38 6.88
North Carolina 11 1 .917 7 1 .875 29.0 12.2 16.46 2.04
Virginia 7 4 .636 5 3 .625 25.2 22.0 6.79 4.33
Georgia Tech 7 5 .583 5 3 .625 26.2 24.7 8.07 5.65
Clemson 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 24.3 18.3 8.41 3.33
North Carolina State 6 5 .545 3 5 .375 29.5 24.4 7.03 3.22
Wake Forest 5 6 .455 3 5 .375 22.3 26.2 1.25 3.15
Maryland 2 9 .182 1 7 .125 14.6 32.3 -8.19 5.17
Duke 2 9 .182 0 8 .000 20.3 31.0 -4.68 5.05

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/25 9/2 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
Florida State 3 3 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 5 4 4 3
North Carolina 7 7 7 7 6 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 8 8 8 7 7 6
Georgia Tech               25 21                 25
Clemson 20 20 18 19 16 17                        

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1998-01-02 Peach Bowl Auburn 21 Clemson 17 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1998-01-01 Gator Bowl North Carolina 42 Virginia Tech 3 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1998-01-01 Sugar Bowl Florida State 31 Ohio State 14 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1997-12-29 Carquest Bowl Georgia Tech 35 West Virginia 30 Carquest Bowl (Miami, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Total Yards Per Play

1. Thad Busby (Florida State) 7.4