Florida State got hammered but it was still a good day for college football and BC. For starters the SEC lost. They will always have talent and money advantages but the favoritism of the old BCS format is gone. It is no longer 12 teams playing for one spot in the final and the other 112 teams playing for the other. This postseason brought the SEC down to earth and that perception will help in future selection committee meetings. The second thing that helped BC is people already wanting eight teams in the playoff. The closer we get to that the more likely BC gets in.
One other thought: for all our offensive ties to Oregon and Ohio State, our offense doesn't look much like either program. It will be interesting to see how we evolve when Addazio gets the type of talent he prefers.