The Atlantic Coast Conference Championship is the postseason title game for the league, and it is normally held on the first Saturday in December. The 14-team league was divided equally into two divisions of seven teams each, with the best conference record in each division meeting for the title.
The conference expanded in 2013 with Pittsburgh and Syracuse joining the league. Louisville filled the void of Maryland in 2014, who left for the Big Ten in the same year.
* - Notre Dame played in the ACC for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fighting Irish will return to Independent status in 2021.
The venue for the ACC championship has been held in five different locations over the years. After Atlanta hosted the inaugural ACC title game in 2005, the contest moved to Jacksonville for two years (2006-08) before heading to Tampa (2009-2011).
Charlotte has the distinction of hosting the most ACC championships with nine heading into this season (2010-15, 2017-2019), while Orlando held the 2016 edition, marking the fifth title game played in the Sunshine State.
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ACC Championship Historical Notes
The inaugural game was played in 2005 with Virginia Tech entering the game as a two-touchdown favorite against Florida State. Things didn't exactly go according to play for Frank Beamer and the Hokies, as the Seminoles paid off handsomely with a 27-22 outright victory. The following season, the underdog came through again, with Wake Forest winning an ugly 9-6 slugfest.
From 2007-2010, the favorite reigned supreme, with Virginia Tech claiming the title in three of those four games. The 'over' also connected from 2008 through 2010, but the total has been split down the middle in eight championship games to date. The same holds true for the favorite and underdog, with each covering four times.
Since the inception of the championship game format, the Atlantic Division champion has nine titles, and the Coastal Division champion has five titles. Eleven different ACC teams have made an appearance in the championship game, with Louisville, North Carolina State, and Syracuse never appearing in the big game.
Clemson (6), Florida State (4), Virginia Tech (3) are the only schools to have multiple championships, while FSU (2012-14) and Clemson (2015-19) are the only winners in three or more consecutive seasons.
After losing in the regular season matchup in overtime, Clemson picked up revenge on Notre Dame in a resounding 34-10 blowout to pick up a sixth consecutive ACC championship.