The ACC has become known as college football's most ... um, unpredictable conference. But even for that parity-happy league, this is a bit much.
With four teams and seven games still relevant to the ACC's Atlantic Division race, there are 128 scenarios that could come out of the division.
Remember, this is not the beginning of the season, or even the middle. There are three weeks left in the ACC's regular season, and the Atlantic still can't get below triple digits in the number of possible division outcomes.
Florida State is your "leader" with 38 possible wins, but that's still less than a third of the total possible outcomes. And Clemson can win at 4-4 in the conference and 6-6 overall, despite a loss to Boston College (4-5 overall, 2-4 ACC). Then there's this possible outcome with Florida State, Maryland and N.C. State in a tie:
Step No. 8, by the way, is "the representative shall be chosen by a draw."
This, remember, is for a chance at an automatic berth in the BCS. If Boise State and TCU both go undefeated, one of them could end up locked out of the big-money games while a team that won its division via drawing faces a Virginia Tech team that couldn't defeat James Madison for a free ticket.
So is the problem really the BCS? Or is it the fact that the ACC is part of the BCS?