CLEMSON -- Nothing is guaranteed, but it’s hard to argue with history.

Every single year since the creation of the Bowl Championship Series when an ACC team was not playing for a national championship, or Miami itself was not hosting the national championship, the Orange Bowl has welcomed an ACC member to its event.

No. 2 Florida State, barring a collapse, appears headed to the BCS National Championship in Pasadena, Calif. Which would leave the door open for another ACC team to take the Seminoles’ place in South Florida.

There’s No. 8 Clemson, in the latest BCS Standings. And then there’s ... No. 22 Miami, a distance off.

Is there a chance the Tigers are assured of another January trip to Miami, provided it gets to 10 wins by the end of November? And does it mean Clemson fans should start rooting for - gulp - Florida State the rest of the way?

Talk it over with beat writer Aaron Brenner in Monday’s live chat. Brenner checks in to answer questions at 3 p.m., but you can leave questions early that he’ll get to later.