ACC No. 3 will face Big East in Champs Sports Bowl

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

The ACC's No. 3 team will be on the other side of the Big East's No. 2 selection in the Champs Sports Bowl, game officials announced today.

That's a slight upgrade from the current arrangement, in which the Champs Sports Bowl takes the ACC's No. 4 team. That means potentially better competition for the Big East in what will be its top non-BCS bowl. The Gator Bowl had the third pick from the ACC last year and chose Clemson.

The Big East's new bowl lineup isn't exactly full of prestige, but this makes things look a little better.