The ACC is in transition, with Syracuse and Pittsburgh set to join the fold within two years, but most likely next year. In the meantime, several current ACC programs enter spring practice facing their own crossroads.
Clemson is the reigning champ, Virginia Tech is still the league's bedrock and Florida State is still seemingly on the brink of joining them. Elsewhere, however, North Carolina and Miami are dealing with the fallout of NCAA allegations, Maryland is trying to recover from Randy Edsall's first year and Boston College's Frank Spaziani may be down to his last days. Most other teams are right on the fence of either breaking out or falling back in 2012. Much will depend on the emergence of key contributors this spring.