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BCS selections history

10/7/2013

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

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

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


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


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


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


(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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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