•Caulton Tudor – staff columnist
If ACC football is accomplishing nothing else these days, the league’s comical bowl performances should serve as a powerful argument against any continuation of the current BCS structure when the 2013 season ends.
After a 2-6 post-season run _ home-front wins by N.C. State in Charlotte and Florida State in Orlando _ there’s no way the ACC should be as high in the automatic qualifier pecking order as the so-called “mid major leagues” and particularly Conference USA with Houston and Southern Miss.
If there was any doubt before, ACC champ Clemson’s 70-33 loss to West Virginia in Wednesday’s Orange game made it inescapably clear that the entire BCS scheme is as fraudulent as Nevin Shapiro’s investment playbook.
Little of substance about the college postseason format can be changed until the current BCS-ESPN contract ends after the 2013 season.
But once that precious television deal is history, let’s hope that conference automatic qualifying sweetheart deals with the most lucrative bowls go the way of drop kickers and singing cowboys.
If a playoff can’t be arranged, at least end the big-bowl monopoly that is rigged to fall in place after the Nos. 1 and 2 teams are paired.