The conference allocates a specified amount for teams in a BCS bowl ($1.7 million for the Orange Bowl) for expenses, while teams heading to non-BCS games receive $1.1 million in expenses. The conference pools together the bowl payouts from its teams and deducts the expenses described above. The remaining money is then divvied up evenly into 12 slices for the league's schools.
10. Boston College (3-5, last month: 7). The Eagles avoid the cellar thanks to Saturday's defeat of Clemson, though quite a few Boston College fans might disagree. The first two months were always going to be tougher than November, though losing at home to Notre Dame and Maryland understandably was aggravating. A chance remains, however, to snag a bowl berth with three wins against an underwhelming slate in the final four games.