ATLANTA - Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech have losing records with three regular-season games remaining, leaving two of the nation's five-longest bowl streaks in jeopardy.
The Hokies and Yellow Jackets are not the only Atlantic Coast Conference teams with precarious postseason hopes.
The ACC may struggle to fill its eight bowl slots.
Saturday's North Carolina State-Wake Forest winner becomes only the fourth team to qualify, joining Florida State, Clemson and Duke.
North Carolina has a winning record but is ineligible due to NCAA sanctions. Miami, under NCAA investigation, could self-impose its second-straight bowl ban. Miami needs one more win before it must make that decision.
Wake Forest's Jim Grobe and Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson say parity behind Florida State and Clemson has made it difficult for other teams to emerge as bowl-worthy.
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