ATLANTA GA - DECEMBER 27: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons looks upfield to pass during the first half of the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome on December 27 2010 in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
The big news of the day is the announcement of the 2011 NFL Pro Bowl Rosters.
First, congratulations to Matt Ryan and Chris Snee on their 2011 NFL Pro Bowl selections. This year's Pro Bowl will be Ryan's first and Snee's third straight selection.
The twelve schools that are now members of the ACC placed 18 players on this year's NFL Pro Bowl rosters, the most of any college football conference. Queue obnoxious conference cheer. "A-C-C, A-C-C."
Miami led the way with eight selections, natch. Boston College, N.C. State and Virginia Tech had two Pro Bowl selections each, while Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia and Wake Forest each had one selection. Clemson, Duke, Florida State and Maryland didn't have any Pro Bowlers this year.
The SEC finished second behind the ACC with 12 selections, followed by the Pac 10 (11), Big Ten (9), Big 12 (7), MAC (5) and Big East (5). Conference USA has 3 Pro Bowlers, while the Mountain West, WAC and Sun Belt each had two selections.
Here is the list of ACC team's 2011 Pro Bowl selections.
Miami (8) -- Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne, Vince Wilfork, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Brandon Meriweather, Antrel Rolle, Devin Hester
Boston College (2) -- Matt Ryan, Chris Snee
N.C. State (2) -- Philip Rivers, Adrian Wilson
Virginia Tech (2) -- Michael Vick, DeAngelo Hall
Georgia Tech (1) -- Calvin Johnson
North Carolina (1) -- Julius Peppers
Virginia (1) -- D'Brickashaw Ferguson
Wake Forest (1) -- Ovie Mughelli