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2003 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary

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Record: 63-51, .553 W-L% (4th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.04 (2nd of 12) ▪ SOS: 4.75 (1st of 12)

Conference Champion: Florida State

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Florida State 10 3 .769 7 1 .875 32.2 16.7 17.75 6.90
Maryland 10 3 .769 6 2 .750 31.2 15.8 12.92 2.23
Clemson 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 28.1 19.2 10.49 4.26
North Carolina State 8 5 .615 4 4 .500 37.6 29.6 10.41 4.48
Virginia 8 5 .615 4 4 .500 28.0 20.4 10.15 4.46
Georgia Tech 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 21.1 20.5 5.60 5.68
Wake Forest 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 27.9 28.9 4.19 5.28
Duke 4 8 .333 2 6 .250 17.6 28.6 -3.02 4.31
North Carolina 2 10 .167 1 7 .125 26.4 38.3 -5.15 5.18

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/1 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 12/7 Final
Florida State 13 11 10 10 6 5 5 7 6 5 3 13 11 9 9 9 11
Maryland 15                           24 23 17
Clemson                                 22
North Carolina State 16 14 24                            
Virginia 18 15         25                    
Wake Forest     20                            

6 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2004-01-03 Humanitarian Bowl Georgia Tech 52 Tulsa 10 Humanitarian Bowl (Boise, ID)
2004-01-02 Peach Bowl Clemson 27 Tennessee 14 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
2004-01-01 Gator Bowl Maryland 41 West Virginia 7 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
2004-01-01 Orange Bowl Miami (FL) 16 Florida State 14 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
2003-12-27 Continental Tire Bowl Virginia 23 Pittsburgh 16 Continental Tire Bowl (Charlotte, NC)
2003-12-22 Tangerine Bowl II North Carolina State 56 Kansas 26 Tangerine Bowl II (Orlando, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Philip Rivers* (North Carolina State) 170.5
2. Scott McBrien* (Maryland) 142.7
3. Matt Schaub* (Virginia) 141.0
4. Chris Rix* (Florida State) 137.9
5. Charlie Whitehurst* (Clemson) 135.6
6. Darian Durant (North Carolina) 125.4
7. Cory Randolph (Wake Forest) 121.7
8. Reggie Ball* (Georgia Tech) 102.8
9. Mike Schneider (Duke) 96.5

Total Yards Per Play

1. Philip Rivers* (North Carolina State) 8.2
2. Chris Rix* (Florida State) 6.9
3. Charlie Whitehurst* (Clemson) 6.5

Field Goal Percentage

1. Connor Hughes* (Virginia) 92.0
2. Dan Burnett* (Georgia Tech) 81.0
3. Xavier Beitia* (Florida State) 76.0
4. Nick Novak* (Maryland) 75.0
  Dan Orner (North Carolina) 75.0
6. Adam Kiker* (North Carolina State) 70.6
7. Aaron Hunt* (Clemson) 69.2
8. Brent Garber (Duke) 58.3

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Ryan Plackemeier (Wake Forest) 45.6
2. Austin Herbert* (North Carolina State) 42.7
3. Adam Podlesh* (Maryland) 42.3
4. Jesse Stein* (Florida State) 42.1
5. Trey McDonald (Duke) 40.7
6. Cole Chason* (Clemson) 38.6
7. Hal Higgins* (Georgia Tech) 36.9
8. Tom Hagan* (Virginia) 34.8

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Steve Suter* (Maryland) 2
  Jonathan Smith* (Georgia Tech) 2
  Tramain Hall* (North Carolina State) 2