But sending a second team to the BCS, seemingly an annual exercise for the
Question is, with Selection Sunday less than three weeks away, what are the league's chances of landing one of the four at-larges that will join six conference champs in the BCS?
An ACC championship game matching 11-1
But even in those conditions, hardly a given since the Hokies and
Start with the SEC, which has sent two teams to the BCS each of the last five years. Barring the bizarre, some exacta from among LSU,
Then there’s the
Closing the regular season with victories over California and
The finals BCS standings will be critical to the champions of
This week, CUSA division leaders
Best case for the ACC: Have three-loss
Finally, there’s the Big 10. At 10-2, either
The ACC would be better off with Nebraska and Michigan incurring third defeats that would keep them from at-large eligibility.
At No. 25 in the BCS,
A 10-2 Florida State could have crawled into the top 14 and would have been attractive to ratings-conscious BCS officials.
Reader's Digest version: With four spots available, the ACC appears to be sixth on the food chain. Could the Big Ten and Big 12 implode? Stanford and the non-AQs?
One would surprise. The ACC probably needs two.