2012 Atlantic Coast Conference football season

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2012 ACC football season
League NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision)
Sport Football
Duration August 31, 2012 – December 1, 2012
Number of teams 12
Regular season
Season MVP TBA
Atlantic champions Florida State
Coastal champions Georgia Tech, UNC, Miami
ACC Championship Game
Champions Florida State
  Runners-up Georgia Tech
ACC seasons
2012 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#10 Florida State xy   7 1         12 2  
#11 Clemson x   7 1         11 2  
NC State   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
Maryland   2 6         4 8  
Boston College   1 7         2 10  
Coastal
Georgia Tech xy   5 3         7 7  
North Carolina*   5 3         8 4  
Miami*   5 3         7 5  
Virginia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Duke   3 5         6 7  
Virginia   2 6         4 8  
Championship: Florida State 21, Georgia Tech 15
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • North Carolina ineligible for championship and postseason due to NCAA sanctions. Miami ineligible for championship and postseason due to a self-imposed postseason ban.
    As of January 8, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll
Boston College (in white) on defense versus Wake Forest (in black) during the November 3, 2012 game

The 2012 ACC football season is an NCAA football season that will be played from September 1, 2012, to January 1, 2013. The Atlantic Coast Conference consists of 12 members in two divisions. The Atlantic division consists of Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina State and Wake Forest. The Coastal division consists of Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. The division champions will meet on December 1 in the 2012 ACC Championship Game, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. This season also marks the 60th football season in the conference's history.

Preseason[edit]

Preseason Poll[1][edit]

The 2012 ACC Preseason Poll was announced at the ACC Football Kickoff meetings in Greensboro, NC on July 23. Virginia Tech was voted to win Coastal division while Florida State was voted to win the Atlantic division and the conference. Sammy Watkins of Clemson was voted the Preseason ACC Player of the Year.

Atlantic Division poll[edit]

  1. Florida State – 543 (72 first place votes)
  2. Clemson – 470 (17)
  3. North Carolina State – 402 (5)
  4. Wake Forest – 241
  5. Boston College – 181
  6. Maryland – 148

Coastal Division poll[edit]

  1. Virginia Tech – 558 (83)
  2. Georgia Tech – 421 (10)
  3. North Carolina – 341 (2)
  4. Virginia – 326
  5. Miami – 245
  6. Duke – 04

Predicted ACC Championship Game Winner[edit]

  1. Florida State–60
  2. Virginia Tech–18
  3. Clemson–13
  4. Georgia Tech–3
  5. NC State-1

Preseason ACC Player of the Year[edit]

  1. Sammy Watkins, CLEM - 25
  2. Logan Thomas, VT - 21
  3. E. J. Manuel, FSU - 19
  4. Tajh Boyd, CLEM - 18
  5. Mike Glennon, NCSU - 5
  6. David Amerson, NCSU - 3
  7. Giovani Bernard, UNC - 1
  8. Bryn Renner, UNC - 1
  9. Tanner Price, WF - 1
  10. Kyle Fuller, VT - 1

Preseason All Conference Teams[2][edit]

Offense[edit]

Position Player School
Wide Receiver Conner Vernon Duke
Sammy Watkins Clemson
Tight End Matt Furstenburg Maryland
Tackle James Hurst North Carolina
Oday Aboushi Virginia
Guard Omoregie Uzzi Georgia Tech
Jonathan Cooper North Carolina
Center Dalton Freeman Clemson
Quarterback Tajh Boyd Clemson
Running Back Giovani Bernard North Carolina
Andre Ellington Clemson

Defense[edit]

Position Player School
Defensive end Brandon Jenkins Florida State
James Gayle Virginia Tech
Defensive tackle Joe Vellano Maryland
Nikita Whitlock Wake Forest
Linebacker Kevin Reddick North Carolina
Bruce Taylor Virginia Tech
Steve Greer Virginia
Cornerback David Amerson NC State
Kyle Fuller Virginia Tech
Safety Lamarcus Joyner Florida State
Earl Wolff NC State

Specialist[edit]

Position Player School
Placekicker Dustin Hopkins Florida State
Punter Dalton Botts Miami
Specialist Greg Reid Florida State

Coaches[edit]

NOTE: Stats shown are before the beginning of the season

Team Head Coach Years at School Overall Record Record at School ACC Record
Boston College Frank Spaziani 5 20–19 20–19 12–12
Clemson Dabo Swinney 5 29–19 29–19 19–10
Duke David Cutcliffe 5 59–62 15–33 6–26
Florida State Jimbo Fisher 3 19–8 19–8 11–5
Georgia Tech Paul Johnson 5 141–58 34–19 21–11
Maryland Randy Edsall 2 76–80 2–10 1–7
Miami Al Golden 2 33–40 6–6 3–5
North Carolina Larry Fedora 1 34-19 0-0 0-0
NC State Tom O'Brien 6 108–75 33–30 18–22
Virginia Mike London 3 36–18 12–13 6–10
Virginia Tech Frank Beamer 26 250–121–4 208–98–2 53–11
Wake Forest Jim Grobe 11 101–100–1 68–67 38–51

Rankings[edit]

Legend
    Improvement in ranking
  Drop in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
RV Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll
  Pre Wk
1
Wk
2
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3
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4
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5
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6
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7
Wk
8
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9
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10
Wk
11
Wk
12
Wk
13
Wk
14
Final
Boston College AP
C
BCS Not released  
Clemson AP 14 12 11 10 17 15 16 14 14 10 10 11 12 15 14 11
C 14 12 11 9 16 15 13 13 13 9 8 9 9 14 13 9
BCS Not released 19 18 13 13 11 11 14 14
Duke AP RV
C RV RV
BCS Not released  
Florida State AP 7 6 5 4 4 3 12 12 11 9 8 10 10 13 13 10
C 7 6 6 4 4 4 11 10 10 7 6 6 5 12 12 8
BCS Not released 14 12 9 10 10 10 13 12
Georgia Tech AP RV RV RV RV
C RV RV RV RV
BCS Not released  
Maryland AP
C
BCS Not released  
Miami AP RV RV
C RV RV
BCS Not released
North Carolina AP RV RV RV RV RV RV
C Ineligible for ranking
BCS Not released Ineligible for ranking
NC State AP RV RV RV RV
C RV RV
BCS Not released  
Virginia AP
C RV RV RV
BCS Not released
Virginia Tech AP 16 15 13 RV RV
C 20 18 13 RV 25 RV
BCS Not released  
Wake Forest AP
C RV RV
BCS Not released  

Bowl Games[edit]

Bowl Game Date Stadium City Television Matchup/Result[3] Attendance Payout (US$) per team
BCS
Discover Orange Bowl January 1, 2013 Sun Life Stadium Miami Gardens, FL ESPN Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10 72,073
Non-BCS
Belk Bowl December 26, 2012 Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, NC ESPN Duke 34, Cincinnati 48 48,128
Russell Athletic Bowl December 28, 2012 Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium Orlando, FL ESPN Virginia Tech 13, Rutgers 10 48,127
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl December 31, 2012 LP Field Nashville, TN ESPN NC State 24, Vanderbilt 38 55,801
Hyundai Sun Bowl December 31, 2012 Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, TX CBS Georgia Tech 21, USC 7 47,922
Chick-fil-A Bowl December 31, 2012 Georgia Dome Atlanta, GA ESPN Clemson 25, LSU 24 68,027

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ACC Football Kickoff Media Selects Florida State as 2012 Favorite". CBS Interactive. 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "2012 Preseason ACC Football Team Announced". CBS Interactive. 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "College Bowl Games 2012-2013". ESPN.com. 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2013.