"In an open market, at best, the ACC champ is equal to the No. 3 team in the SEC as a purely economic choice for a bowl game. The Big East champ falls far below that. So while the ACC and Big East enjoyed equal footing in the BCS, they would occupy their own caste in a reversion to the old system. Call it bowl purgatory. The real difference would be the money. Even if the system equaled what the BCS brings in now, the lion's share would be split among four conferences instead of six."