BCS
Updated: October 7, 2013, 8:00 PM ET

BCS selections history

1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04
2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
2010-11 2011-12 2012-13


The numbers in front of each school are their ranking in the BCS Standings at the conclusion of the regular season.


1998-99 Games


Teams qualifying automatically by winning conference championships
ACC -- Florida State
Big East -- Syracuse
Big Ten -- Wisconsin
Big 12 -- Texas A&M
Pac-10 -- UCLA
Southeastern -- Tennessee

Other teams qualifying automatically
None

Other teams eligible for at-large selection
3. Kansas State
4. Ohio State
7. Arizona
8. Florida
10. Tulane
11. Nebraska
12. Virginia

Step-by-step process
1.  The Fiesta Bowl was the championship game -- No. 1 Tennessee and No. 2 Florida State
2.  The Sugar Bowl chose Ohio State to replace Tennessee
3.  The Orange Bowl chose Florida to replace Florida State
4.  The Sugar Bowl chose Texas A&M
5.  The Orange Bowl chose Syracuse


Pairings
Fiesta Bowl (championship game) -- Tennessee vs. Florida State
Sugar Bowl -- Ohio State vs. Texas A&M
Orange Bowl -- Florida vs. Syracuse
Rose Bowl --UCLA vs. Wisconsin

(Note: Before selection Sunday, the Orange Bowl had the option to choose either the ACC or Big East champion to be its host team; it selected the ACC.)

1999-2000 Games


Teams qualifying automatically by winning conference championships
ACC -- Florida State
Big East -- Virginia Tech
Big Ten -- Wisconsin
Big 12 -- Nebraska (defeated Texas in championship game)
Pac-10 -- Stanford
Southeastern -- Alabama (defeated Florida in championship game)

Other teams qualifying automatically
None

Other teams eligible for at-large selection
5. Tennessee
6. Kansas State
8. Michigan
9. Michigan State
10. Florida
11. Penn State
12. Marshall

Step-by-step process
1.  Sugar Bowl was the championship game--No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Virginia Tech
2.  Fiesta Bowl had Big 12 champion Nebraska
3.  Rose Bowl had Big Ten champion Wisconsin and Pac-10 champion Stanford
4.  Orange Bowl selected Alabama as a replacement team (Either Florida State or Virginia Tech would have hosted the Orange Bowl, so it made no difference which team was the technical host. The Orange Bowl was entitled to only one replacement pick under the policy at the time)
5.  Fiesta Bowl selected Tennessee
6.  Orange Bowl selected Michigan


Pairings
Sugar Bowl (championship game) -- Florida State vs. Virginia Tech
Fiesta Bowl -- Nebraska vs. Tennessee
Orange Bowl -- Michigan vs. Alabama
Rose Bowl -- Wisconsin vs. Stanford

(Note: Before selection Sunday, the Orange Bowl had the option to choose either the ACC or Big East champion to be its host team; it selected the ACC.)

2000-01 Games


Teams qualifying automatically by winning conference championships
ACC -- Florida State
Big East -- Miami (Florida)
Big Ten -- Purdue
Big 12 -- Oklahoma (defeated Kansas State in championship game)
Pac-10 -- Washington
Southeastern -- Florida (defeated Auburn in championship game)

Other teams qualifying automatically
None

Other teams eligible for at-large selection
5. Virginia Tech
6. Oregon State
8. Nebraska
9. Kansas State
10. Oregon
11. Notre Dame
12. Texas

Step-by-step process
1.  Orange Bowl was championship game -- No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 2 Florida State
2.  Rose Bowl had Pac-10 champion Washington and Big Ten champion Purdue
3.  Sugar Bowl had SEC champion Florida
4.  Fiesta Bowl selected Notre Dame to replace Oklahoma
5.  Sugar Bowl selected Miami (Florida)
6.  Fiesta Bowl selected Oregon State

Pairings
Orange Bowl (championship game) -- Oklahoma vs. Florida State
Sugar Bowl -- Miami (Florida) vs. Florida
Fiesta Bowl -- Oregon State vs. Notre Dame
Rose Bowl -- Washington vs. Purdue


2001-02 Games


Teams qualifying automatically by winning conference championships
ACC -- Maryland
Big East -- Miami (Florida)
Big Ten -- Illinois
Big 12 - Colorado *
Pac-10 -- Oregon
Southeastern -- LSU (defeated Tennessee in championship game)

Other teams qualifying automatically
No. 2 Nebraska * (qualified for championship game)
No. 3 Colorado * (3-4 rule)

* Although Colorado was the Big 12 champion, Nebraska technically earned the Big 12's automatic berth because it qualified for the national championship game.

Other teams eligible for at-large selection
5. Florida
6. Tennessee
9. Stanford
12. Washington State

Step-by-step process
1.  Rose Bowl was championship game -- Miami (Florida) vs. Nebraska
2.  Sugar Bowl had SEC champion LSU
3.  Orange Bowl selected Florida to replace Big East champion Miami (Florida) (Big East was slated to host the Orange Bowl)
4.  Fiesta Bowl selected Colorado
5.  Fiesta Bowl selected Oregon (All three bowls had previously exercised a selection priority. Therefore, the Fiesta Bowl got first priority and selected Oregon)
6.  The Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl listed the preferences; the Orange Bowl preferred Maryland and the Sugar Bowl preferred Illinois

Pairings
Rose Bowl (championship game) -- Miami (Florida) vs. Nebraska
Fiesta Bowl -- Oregon vs. Colorado
Orange Bowl -- Florida vs. Maryland
Sugar Bowl -- LSU vs. Illinois

(Note: Before selection Sunday, the Orange Bowl had the option to choose either the ACC or Big East champion to be its host team; it selected the Big East.)


2002-03 Games


Teams qualifying automatically by winning conference championships
ACC -- Florida State
Big East -- Miami (Florida)
Big Ten -- Ohio State
Big 12 -- Oklahoma (defeated Colorado in championship game)
Pac-10 -- Washington State
Southeastern -- Georgia (defeated Arkansas in championship game)

Other team qualifying automatically
No. 4 Southern California (3-4 rule)

Other teams eligible for at-large selection
5. Iowa
7. Oklahoma
8. Kansas State
9. Notre Dame
10. Texas
11. Michigan
12. Penn State

Step-by-step process
1.  Fiesta was the championship game -- No. 1 Miami (Florida) and No. 2 Ohio State
2.  Rose Bowl had Pac-10 champion Washington State
3.  Sugar Bowl had SEC champion Georgia
4.  Orange Bowl selected Iowa to replace Miami (Florida)
5.  Rose Bowl selected Oklahoma to replace Ohio State
6.  Orange Bowl exercised its right of priority and selected Southern California
7.  Sugar Bowl selected Florida State

Pairings
Fiesta Bowl (championship game) -- Miami (Florida) vs. Ohio State
Orange Bowl -- Southern California vs. Iowa
Sugar Bowl -- Georgia vs. Florida State
Rose Bowl -- Oklahoma vs. Washington State


2003-04 Games


Teams qualifying automatically by winning conference championships
ACC -- Florida State
Big East -- Miami (Florida)
Big Ten -- Michigan
Big 12 -- Kansas State (defeated Oklahoma in championship game)
Pac-10 -- Southern California
Southeastern -- LSU (defeated Georgia in championship game)

Other teams qualifying automatically
No. 1 Oklahoma

Other teams eligible for at-large selection
5. Ohio State
8. Tennessee
11. Miami (Ohio)
12. Georgia

Step-by-step process
1.  Sugar Bowl was the championship game -- Oklahoma and LSU
2.  Rose Bowl had Southern California and Michigan
3.  Fiesta Bowl had Kansas State
4.  Orange Bowl selected the Big East as its host conference; thus it had Miami (Florida)
5.  Fiesta Bowl and Orange Bowl then listed the top three teams they wished to select:

• Fiesta Bowl listed 1. Ohio State, 2. Florida State, 3. Tennessee;
• Orange Bowl listed 1. Ohio State; 2. Florida State, 3. Georgia

Because the Orange Bowl had exercised its right to priority the previous year, the Fiesta Bowl had priority and was entitled to its selection of Ohio State
6.  Orange Bowl was entitled to its selection of Florida State

(It was noted that the Sugar Bowl would have selection priority next year if such a situation arose. If the Sugar Bowl used its right to selection priority next year, the Orange Bowl would have the first selection right again, if necessary, the following year.)

Pairings
Sugar Bowl (championship game) -- Oklahoma vs. LSU
Fiesta Bowl -- Ohio State vs. Kansas State
Orange Bowl -- Miami (Florida) vs. Florida State
Rose Bowl -- Southern California vs. Michigan

(Note: Before selection Sunday, the Orange Bowl had the option to choose either the ACC or Big East champion to be its host team; it selected the Big East.)


2004-05 Games


Teams qualifying automatically by winning conference championships
ACC -- Virginia Tech
Big East -- Pittsburgh
Big Ten -- Michigan
Big 12 -- Oklahoma (defeated Colorado in championship game)
Pac-10 -- Southern California
Southeastern -- Auburn (defeated Tennessee in championship game)

Other teams qualifying automatically
No. 4 Texas
No. 6 Utah

Other teams eligible for at-large selection by the bowls
None

Step-by-step process
1.  Orange Bowl was championship game -- No. 1 Southern California and No. 2 Oklahoma
2.  Rose Bowl had Big Ten champion Michigan
3.  Sugar Bowl had SEC champion Auburn
4.  Rose Bowl took Texas to replace Southern California after the Fiesta Bowl consented to release Texas
5.  Fiesta Bowl selected Utah to replace Oklahoma
6.  Sugar Bowl selected Virginia Tech
7.  Fiesta Bowl selected Pittsburgh

Pairings
Orange Bowl (championship game) -- Southern California vs. Oklahoma
Fiesta Bowl -- Utah vs. Pittsburgh
Sugar Bowl -- Auburn vs. Virginia Tech
Rose Bowl -- Texas vs. Michigan


2005-06 Games


Teams qualifying automatically by winning conference championships
ACC--Florida State (defeated Virginia Tech in championship game)
Big East--West Virginia
Big Ten--Penn State (tied with Ohio State but won head-to-head)
Big 12--Texas (defeated Colorado in championship gamed)
Pacific-10--Southern California
Southeastern--Georgia (defeated LSU in championship game)

Others qualifying automatically
No. 4 Ohio State (3-4 rule)
No. 6 Notre Dame

Other teams eligible for at-large selection by the bowls
None; all slots were filled by the six conference champions with annual automatic qualification and the two other teams qualifying automatically for this season.

Step-by-step process
1.  Rose was the championship game -- Southern California vs. Texas
2.  Sugar had SEC champion Georgia
3.  Orange had ACC champion Florida State
4.  Fiesta selected Notre Dame to replace Texas as its host team
5.  Orange selected Penn State
6.  Fiesta selected Ohio State
7.  Sugar selected West Virginia

Pairings
Rose (championship game) -- Southern California vs. Texas
Sugar -- West Virginia vs. Georgia
Orange -- Penn State vs. Florida State
Fiesta -- Ohio State vs. Notre Dame

(Note: Before selection Sunday, the Orange Bowl had the option to choose either the ACC or Big East champion to be its host team; it selected the ACC.)


2006-07 Games


Teams qualifying automatically by winning conference championships
ACC -- Wake Forest (defeated Georgia Tech in championship game)
Big East -- Louisville
Big Ten -- Ohio State
Big 12 -- Oklahoma (defeated Nebraska in championship game)
Pac-10 -- Southern California
Southeastern -- Florida (defeated Arkansas in championship game)

Other teams qualifying automatically
No. 3 Michigan (3-4 rule)
No. 8 Boise State

Eligible for at-large selection
4. LSU
9. Auburn
11. Notre Dame
12. Arkansas
13. West Virginia

Step-by-step process
1.  BCS National Championship Game in Glendale -- No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Florida
2.  Rose selected Michigan to replace Ohio State and play Pac-10 champ Southern California
3.  Sugar selected at-large team LSU to replace Florida
4.  Sugar (first in rotation) selected at-large team Notre Dame
5.  Orange (second in rotation) selected Louisville
6.  Fiesta (third in rotation) selected Boise State

Pairings
Fiesta Bowl -- Boise State vs. Oklahoma
Rose Bowl -- Michigan vs. Southern California
Orange Bowl -- Louisville vs. Wake Forest
Sugar Bowl -- Notre Dame vs. LSU
National Championship Game -- Florida vs. Ohio State


2007-08 Games


Teams qualifying automatically by winning conference championships
ACC -- Virginia Tech (defeated Boston College in championship game)
Big East -- West Virginia
Big Ten -- Ohio State
Big 12 -- Oklahoma (defeated Missouri in championship game)
Pac-10 -- Southern California
Southeastern -- LSU (defeated Tennessee in championship game)

Other teams qualifying automatically
No. 10 Hawaii

Eligible for at-large selection
5. Georgia
6. Missouri
8. Kansas
11. Arizona State
12. Florida
13. Illinois
14. Boston College

Step-by-step process
1.  BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans -- No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 2 LSU
2.  Rose selected Illinois to replace Ohio State and play Pac-10 champ Southern California
3.  Sugar selected at-large team Georgia to replace LSU
4.  Orange (first in rotation) selected at-large team Kansas
5.  Fiesta (second in rotation) selected West Virginia
6.  Sugar (third in rotation) selected Hawaii

Pairings
Fiesta Bowl -- West Virginia vs. Oklahoma
Rose Bowl -- Illinois vs. Southern California
Orange Bowl -- Kansas vs. Virginia Tech
Sugar Bowl -- Hawaii vs. Georgia
National Championship Game -- LSU vs. Ohio State


2008-09 Games


Teams qualifying automatically by winning conference championships
ACC -- Virginia Tech (defeated Boston College in championship game)
Big East -- Cincinnati
Big Ten -- Penn State
Big 12 -- Oklahoma (defeated Missouri in championship game)
Pac-10 -- Southern California
Southeastern -- Florida (defeated Alabama in championship game)

Other teams qualifying automatically
No. 3 Texas (3-4 rule)
No. 6 Utah

Eligible for at-large selection
4. Alabama
9. Boise State
10. Ohio State
11. Texas Christian
14. Georgia Tech

Step-by-step process
1.  BCS National Championship Game in Miami -- No. 1 Oklahoma vs. No. 2 Florida
2.  Fiesta selected Texas to replace No. 1 Oklahoma
3.  Sugar selected Alabama to replace No. 2 Florida
4.  Fiesta (first in rotation) selected at-large team Ohio State
5.  Sugar (second in rotation) selected AQ Utah
6.  Orange (third in rotation) selected AQ Cincinnati

Pairings
Fiesta Bowl -- Ohio State vs. Texas
Rose Bowl -- Penn State vs. Southern California
Orange Bowl -- Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech
Sugar Bowl -- Utah vs. Alabama
National Championship Game -- Florida vs. Oklahoma


2009-10 Games


Teams qualifying automatically by winning conference championships
ACC -- Georgia Tech (defeated Clemson in championship game)
Big East -- Cincinnati
Big Ten -- Ohio State
Big 12 -- Texas (defeated Nebraska in championship game)
Pac-10 -- Oregon
Southeastern -- Alabama (defeated Florida in championship game)

Other teams qualifying automatically
No. 4 TCU

Eligible for at-large selection
5. Florida
6. Boise State
10. Iowa
11. Virginia Tech
13. Penn State
14. BYU

Step-by-step process
1.  BCS National Championship Game in Pasadena -- No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 2 Texas
2.  Sugar selected Florida to replace No. 1 Alabama
3.  Fiesta selected TCU to replace No. 2 Texas
4.  Orange (first in rotation) selected at-large Iowa
5.  Fiesta (second in rotation) selected at-large Boise State
6.  Sugar (third in rotation) selected AQ Cincinnati

Pairings
Fiesta Bowl -- Boise State vs. TCU
Rose Bowl -- Ohio State vs. Oregon
Orange Bowl -- Iowa vs. Georgia Tech
Sugar Bowl -- Cincinnati vs. Florida
National Championship Game -- Texas vs. Alabama


2010-11 Games


Teams qualifying automatically by winning conference championships
ACC -- 13. Virginia Tech (defeated Florida State in championship game)
Big East -- Connecticut
Big Ten -- 5. Wisconsin
Big 12 -- 7. Oklahoma (defeated Nebraska in championship game)
Pac-10 -- 2. Oregon
Southeastern -- 1. Auburn (defeated South Carolina in championship game)

Other teams qualifying automatically
No. 3 TCU
No. 4 Stanford

Eligible for at-large selection
6. Ohio State
8. Arkansas
9. Michigan State
10. Boise State
11. LSU
12. Missouri
14. Oklahoma State

Step-by-step process
1.  BCS National Championship Game in Phoenix -- No. 1 Auburn vs. No. 2 Oregon
2.  Sugar selected Arkansas to replace No. 1 Auburn
3.  Rose selected TCU to replace No. 2 Oregon
4.  Sugar (first in rotation) selected Ohio State
5.  Orange (second in rotation) selected Stanford
6.  Fiesta (third in rotation) selected Connecticut

Pairings
Fiesta Bowl -- Connecticut vs. Oklahoma
Rose Bowl -- TCU vs. Wisconsin
Orange Bowl -- Virginia Tech vs. Stanford
Sugar Bowl -- Arkansas vs. Ohio State
National Championship Game -- Auburn vs. Oregon

2011-12 Games


Teams qualifying automatically by winning conference championships
ACC -- 15. Clemson (defeated Virginia Tech in championship game)
Big East -- 23. West Virginia
Big Ten -- 10. Wisconsin (defeated Michigan State in championship game)
Big 12 -- 3. Oklahoma State
Pac-10 -- 5. Oregon (defeated UCLA in championship game)
Southeastern -- 1. LSU (defeated Georgia in championship game)

Other teams qualifying automatically
No. 2 Alabama (in championship game)
No. 4 Stanford (3-4 rule)

Eligible for at-large selection
7. Boise State
8. Kansas State
11. Virginia Tech
12. Baylor
13. Michigan
14. Oklahoma

Step-by-step process
1.  BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans (No. 1 LSU vs. No. 2 Alabama)
2.  Sugar selected No. 13 Michigan to replace LSU
3.  Fiesta (first in rotation) selected No. 4 Stanford
4.  Sugar (second in rotation) selected at-large team Virginia Tech
5.  Orange (third in rotation) selected West Virginia

Pairings
Fiesta Bowl -- Stanford vs. Oklahoma State
Rose Bowl -- Oregon vs. Wisconsin
Orange Bowl -- West Virginia vs. Clemson
Sugar Bowl -- Michigan vs. Virginia Tech
National Championship Game -- LSU vs. Alabama

2012-13 Games


Teams qualifying automatically by winning conference championships
ACC -- 12. Florida State (defeated Georgia Tech in championship game)
Big East -- 21. Louisville
Big Ten -- Unranked Wisconsin (defeated Nebraska in championship game)
Big 12 -- 5. Kansas State
Pac-12 -- 6. Stanford (defeated UCLA in championship game)
Southeastern -- 2. Alabama (defeated Georgia in championship game)

Other teams qualifying automatically
No. 1 Notre Dame (in championship game)
No. 3 Florida (3-4 rule)
No. 15 Northern Illinois (ranked higher than the champions of two AQ conferences)

Eligible for at-large selection
4. Oregon
11. Oklahoma
13. Oregon State
14. Clemson

Step-by-step process
1.  BCS National Championship Game in Miami (No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 2 Alabama)
2.  Sugar selected No. 3 AQ Florida to replace Alabama
3.  Fiesta (first in rotation) selected No. 4 at-large Oregon
4.  Sugar (second in rotation) selected No. 21 AQ Louisville
5.  Orange (third in rotation) selected No. 15 AQ Northern Illinois

Pairings
Fiesta Bowl -- Oregon vs. Kansas State
Rose Bowl -- Wisconsin vs. Stanford
Orange Bowl -- Northern Illinois vs. Florida State
Sugar Bowl -- Louisville vs. Florida
National Championship Game -- Alabama vs. Notre Dame