BC fans should be rooting for Florida State this postseason. Not because we feel for Jameis Winston or think Jimbo Fisher is a good guy. The reason to cheer for the defending champs is pretty pragmatic. A win for the Noles is good for the ACC and good for BC.
Fans have been cheering on foes in various scenarios for decades. However, the SEC took it to a new level during the BCS era. They celebrated their conference success as a form of validation for their own teams. And it worked. Just look at all the positive attention the SEC West teams got this year just for playing each other. The media and more importantly the BCS voters and now the selection committee bought it.
If Florida State repeats it helps BC. It brings more money, helps recruiting and makes our close losses to the Noles look more impressive.
I don't get any real satisfaction when ACC teams win. I don't live vicariously through those teams. I want BC in those championships and winning those games. That obviously won't happen thus year. So the next best thing is improving our team and that only happens this postseason is if the ACC and FSU come out on top.