Bowl Pairings announced as best regular season in sports concludes

"I'm excited to announce that the Discover BCS National Championship will match up No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama on January 7," said Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the Bowl Championship Series. "These two storied programs, this year's undisputed top two teams, will square off in a must-see event. We also have an intriguing and exciting full slate of BCS games, plus a tremendous lineup of other bowls to once again cap off the best regular season in sports."

The pairings are as follows (all times ET and all games will be televised on ESPN):

Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO
January 1, Pasadena, CA, 5:00 pm
Stanford versus Wisconsin

Discover Orange Bowl
January 1, Miami, FL, 8:30 pm
Florida State versus Northern Illinois

Allstate Sugar Bowl
January 2, New Orleans, LA, 8:30 pm
Florida versus Louisville

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

January 3, Glendale, AZ, 8:30 pm
Kansas State versus Oregon