All eleven conferences in the Football Bowl Subdivision are "BCS conferences." There is some confusion associated with this as the terms "BCS conference" is often used incorrectly to describe an "Automatic Qualifying" conference. The five non-AQ conferences are just as much BCS conferences as the six AQ conferences. Conferences earn AQ status by on-field competition.
The 10 BCS Conferences are composed of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big East Conference, Big Ten Conference, Big 12 Conference, Conference USA, Mid-American Conference, Mountain West Conference, Pac-10 Conference, Southeastern Conference and Sun Belt Conference.
For more information on each conference, click on the corresponding conference icons at the top of this page.