Originally Posted by Boston Red
The Big East probably deserves second-tier status. But if the Big East deserves it, the ACC deserves it in spades. The ACC retaining its status for no good reason is the only thing that really irks me.
ESPN is driving the bus on that one -- once the BE turned down their TV offer, they went to work ensuring the ACC would expand and the BE would be irrelevant (and thus, no threat if some other network picked them up).