Even ticket prices making mockery of ACC football

If you haven’t seen it, ticket prices for Saturday’s ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, N.C., between Florida State and Georgia Tech can be had for the meager sum of – wait for it – $3.75. Plus shipping and handling, of course.

That’s the figure per StubHub.com.

Seriously – $3.75. Even tickets for the rescheduled Nicholls State game at Oregon State on Saturday are going for more than that – with one available for $7. You can get two tickets to the ACC showdown for that, a game that will send its winner to the Orange Bowl.

Meanwhile, it’ll cost you $330 to perch high enough up in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to touch the circus-tent roof. But that’s what happens when you’re talking about an SEC Championship Game that is in effect a BCS semifinal between No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia.

It’s another ignominious moment for the ACC, which shutout 4-0 by the SEC this past weekend. Florida devoured FSU’s BCS title game hopes 37-26, South Carolina ended Clemson’s BCS bowl hopes with a backup quarterback 27-17, Georgia crushed archrival Georgia Tech 42-10, and even Vanderbilt humbled Wake Forest 55-21.

What does this have to do with LSU? Not a whole lot, except if LSU winds up in the Chick-fil-A Bowl it will likely face another 10-2 team in Clemson. Just last week it looked quite possible, even probable, that these two could hook up in the Sugar Bowl, but LSU didn’t get any help from Florida State against Florida and Clemson could hold up its end against South Carolina.

While the Chick-fil-A isn’t at the top of the pecking order of the bowls available to LSU (Capital One, Cotton and Outback are the others), the matchup with Clemson would probably be the best LSU could get – on paper. According to Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com, folks in Las Vegas say LSU would be  3-point favorite over Notre Dame, so you can well imagine LSU would be an even bigger favorite over Clemson.

By the way, the only way Clemson doesn’t play in the Chick-fil-A is if Florida State gets upset by Georgia Tech, which seems mighty unlikely.