I went back to Atlanta this weekend for a cousin's wedding shower and for a GT Alumni Association interview. Expect a great documentary about the history of the Reck soon. They interviewed several Reck Drivers from the past for a first person account of the Reck's history. While I was driving back from Atlanta, I was thinking about what to post today while talking to Winfield on the phone. He was returning to Atlanta from an epic cookout in Warner Robins.
After I hung up with him, I thought about a topic for today: How hard is it to repeat as ACC Champion? So I looked it up. There have been 57 years of ACC football with 7 split titles making 64 ACC Champions since 1953. In those 57 years of ACC football, the champion has repeated 26 times (46% of the time). The longest streak was obviously FSU's run of nine straight ACC titles from 1992-2000.
Interestingly enough, only seven schools in the ACC have ever had back to back football titles. The schools were FSU, VPI, Clemson, Duke, UNC, Maryland, and NC State. Only Miami and Boston College have yet to win ACC Titles but they've obviously had a much shorter time to work in the ACC. Virginia has never won an outright title only shared titles in 1989 and 1995. The lone invader in our midst was the 1969 title won by South Carolina (their last major title in anything until their 2010 CWS title).
What do you guys think? Has CPJ built the program up to where it can repeat as Coastal and ACC Champs?
Can GT win back to back ACC Titles? I've added an option to see what GT and non-GT fans think of our chances.
I am a GT fan first. GT will repeat. (98 votes)
I am a GT fan first. GT will not repeat. (32 votes)
I am not a GT fan first. GT will repeat. (6 votes)
I am not a GT fan first. GT will not repeat. (29 votes)
165 votes total