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In other words, each school would lose about $50,000.

The five bowls the ACC has already locked up pay about $28 million, or about $2.3 million per school.

“(The) differential is very small,” Georgia Tech associate athletic director Wayne Hogan said, adding that it would have no affect on the school’s athletic budget. Because some teams lose money on the lower-tier bowls, he said, the revenue will be “no worse than a wash.”

London said the league suffers more in stature.

“Everybody will be talking about the teams that are playing, what league is playing against what league,” he said. “It is interesting that this particular year when the bowl games are handed out or talked about that the absence of two ACC teams, because of the situations, won’t be in the mix.”