"It should be an absolute outrage that the Big East is teetering on the brink of being left out of the big BCS money... Why is it nobody is even talking about the ACC being left out from its seat at the table? " - Andrea Adelson
A) Going back to the first BCS game in 1999, the ACC is 2-13 all-time; The Big East is 8-6.
2) The ACC has gotten two schools into the BCS just once.
D) This year Clemson was embarrassed by a Big East school and Virginia Tech lost again.
X) Big East has had three teams finish the season with just one loss. Two of them -- Cincinnati and Louisville -- are remaining members. Add in future members and that would give the Big East six more (Boise State 5, Houston 1)
5) By comparison the ACC has had zero teams finish with just one loss in the same time frame.
Z) Big East is just as strong today because it's adding teams with two BCS appearances in the past six seasons. That equals the total number of BCS appearances from departing schools West Virginia, Pitt and Syracuse during the same time period.