ATLANTA (AP) -- -

The ACC isn't as top-heavy as a cursory glance would indicate.

Sure, there's a lot of deserved attention on Florida State, Clemson and Miami. They are the Atlantic Coast Conference's ranked teams and each sits in the top 11 of the BCS standings.

But there is surprising depth behind the conference's Big Three.

The expansion-enriched depth is in the bloated middle with a group of eight teams, each no worse than one game under .500.

The ACC already has six bowl-eligible teams and is moving closer to filling each of its eight bowl slots. Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Duke have six wins and are competing with Miami for the Coastal Division title.

Maryland would become the seventh bowl-eligible with a win over Syracuse on Saturday.