Sunday, November 25, 2012
BCS standings reaction: Week 14
By Heather Dinich
After a weekend in which the ACC went 0-4 against its SEC rivals, the ACC finished the regular season in an all-too familiar place in the BCS standings -- ranked one spot behind irrelevant and two spots ahead of no man’s land.
Florida State dropped out of the top 10 after its loss to Florida and fell to No. 13, one spot ahead of No. 14 Clemson. Technically, the Tigers are still eligible for at-large BCS bid, as they qualify because they’re in the top 14, but the reality of the situation is that a two-loss ACC team is far less appealing than any of the others ranked ahead of them. The computers will never be understood, but because of this weekend’s results, it’s a moot point now.
The ACC more than likely lost its opportunity at two BCS bowl teams, and it proved in Week 13 that it didn’t deserve it anyway.