ACC Schools Among 'Best Colleges' in Latest US News and World Report Rankings

Aug. 26, 2010 - The member institutions of the Atlantic Coast Conference lead BCS automatic-qualifying conferences in the latest US News & World Report "Best Colleges 2011" rankings recently announced. In all, the 12 ACC schools combined for an average ranking of 50.5.

Duke boasted the league's highest ranking at ninth, while Virginia and Wake Forest tied at 25th. North Carolina (30), Boston College (31), Georgia Tech (35), and Miami at (47) to give the league seven representatives in the Top 50, the most by a BCS conference. With Maryland (56), Clemson (64), and Virginia Tech (69) also highly ranked, the ACC totaled a BCS-best 10 schools in the Top 70.

Points of Interest:
• The ACC is the only conference with seven schools in the Top 50 (4 private, 3 public).
• The ACC is the only conference with 10 schools in the Top 70.
• Of the league-record eight teams from ACC schools that won NCAA Titles during the 2009-10 season, all came from schools ranked in the Top 56.