Stewart Mandel apparently is a huge fan of hate mail. He's divided the BCS schools into tiers using only his vague notion of their respective prestige levels.
Arizona, Baylor, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Duke, Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Rutgers*, South Florida*, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt.
We're in the "Knights" tier; it gives a whole new meaning to lording yourself over Tar Heel fans. As Duke and Wake also fall into the peasant category, NC State is by extension the feudal lord of North Carolina. So, you know, they really should stop beating us. It's disrespectful. What's a benevolent overseer gotta do to get some appreciation thrown his way?