On Saturday the Miami Hurricanes picked up another win for the Atlantic Coast Conference(ACC) over a Southeastern Conference(SEC) opponent, beating Florida 21-16. The Hurricanes were lead by their tough defense, forcing a total of five turnovers, three of which came in the red zone. The win would propel Miami into the AP Poll for the first time since 2010 according to CBS Sports.The game is also the last scheduled game between the two longtime rivals,with Miami leading the all-time series 29 to 26 according mcubed.net.
The win for Miami was also the second win for the ACC over a ranked SEC team, the first coming with Clemson beating UGA on August 31st . The previous season the ACC only won one regular season game against the SEC, with Clemson beating Auburn. In the Chick-fil-a bowl Clemson was able to beat LSU on a last second field goal, to give the ACC some momentum coming into the season. While North Carolina and Virginia Tech did lose to SEC opponents, the ACC will have a chance to add some more quality wins at the end of the season.
The final week of the regular season has three marque ACC vs. SEC games slated, with all of the games having potential national championship implications. Georgia is at Georgia Tech, Florida State is at Florida, and Clemson is at South Carolina. It will be interesting to see if the ACC can pick up some more wins against the “dominating” SEC