BCS announces its 2012 bowl pairings
Alabama and Louisiana State to meet in Allstate BCS National Championship Game
"Once again, the BCS has delivered a regular season that was exciting from opening kickoff to final whistle, while providing a great championship matchup," said Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the BCS.
"The top-ranked teams in all the polls -- LSU and Alabama -- will meet in the national championship game, and there are four other outstanding BCS bowl pairings. No. 3 Oklahoma State made a real run at the top this weekend; this year the difference between number two and number three was the closest ever under our existing rankings formula. Congratulations to the student-athletes and their coaches. An exciting and memorable bowl experience awaits all of them, and I can't wait to watch."
The pairings are as follows (all times Eastern and all games will be televised on ESPN):
--Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO, Jan. 2, Pasadena, Calif., 5 p.m.: Oregon vs. Wisconsin
--Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Jan. 2, Glendale, Ariz., 8:30 p.m.: Oklahoma State vs. Stanford
--Allstate Sugar Bowl, Jan. 3, New Orleans, La., 8:30 p.m.: Michigan vs. Virginia Tech
--Discover Orange Bowl, Jan. 4, Miami, Fla., 8:30 p.m.: Clemson vs. West Virginia
--Allstate BCS National Championship Game, Jan. 9, New Orleans, La., 8:30 p.m.:
Alabama vs. Louisiana State