The PAC is now 3-4 in bowl games. Their wins came against non-AQ-Nevada and Navy. The PAC will be 4-4 AT BEST. And that is assuming A) Stanford beats a Wisconsin team that would not be there if two conference competitors were not on probation (they did, by a bare TD). 2) Oregon beats a Kansas State team that, while deserving of its bowl slot, is playing way over its head this season. At worst the PAC could be 3-5.
The B1G is now 1-3, with likely losses for Purdue and Michigan (to make them 1-3) [which happened] and 3 games left to play. That would make them end up, if they split the remaining contests as the spread predicts, 3-4 in bowl games. At worst, the B1G could be 1-6.
The ACC is now 4-2 in bowl games. If the spread splits as predicted for the remaining games, the ACC will go 4-2 in bowl games [it did]. At worst, the ACC could be 4-2.
Seems to me that there will clearly be a least successful conference in postseason play, and it's not at all likely to be the ACC this year. Anyone want to bet on the number of mentions this will garner in the discussion of future realignment moves? Anyone want to consider how many times we will see how great the Big 12 and SEC performed without seeing any discussion of how poorly the PAC and B1G performed? Anyone expect to hear how well the ACC did given its complete lack of bandwagon media fans?
Yeah, I'm not giving much on the over/under for those, either. And I'm not an ACC fan, but that I saw slams on the ACC when there were early losses for the ACC teams (and on the ACC ESPN blog, as I recall) make it seem to me that the efforts of the media are intended to push the SEC to a 'Goliath' status and everyone else, especially the ACC, into a David role. But since preseason polling comes into play, this media agenda is hurting the ACC by making it less important in the eyes of voters and less likely to ascend the ranks, even after postseason victories.
Maybe FSU isn't back this year. But it's pretty clear that the rest of the ACC isn't getting much of a chance to show that they are not only 'back,' but already here. And FSU will never have the opportunity to be 'back' if the ACC's SOS is continually downgraded while every other conference's standings are falsely inflated.
ESPECIALLY THE F'IN CONSTANTLY INFLATED PISS ANT CONFERENCE ON THE WEST COAST. But I'm not bitter.