The ACC aligned the conference into Atlantic and Coastal divisions when Miami and Virginia Tech joined the conference to set up perennial conference title games in football between the Hurricanes and Florida State. Sixteen seasons in, the Miami football program has only been to one ACC Championship game.
The ACC held its first conference title game in football in 2005 after Boston College joined the conference. Florida State defeated Virginia Tech in the first title game that season. The Hokies won the Coastal five of the first seven years of its existence. Virginia Tech won three of those title games.