Clemson Still In BCS Pool Of Teams


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BIRMINGHAM - Sixteen teams remain under consideration to participate in the five games that comprise the Bowl Championship Series (BCS), it was announced today. Ohio State, as Big Ten Champion, and West Virginia, as Big East Champion, have already earned automatic berths in the BCS.

The teams were identified during a teleconference among the 11 Football Bowl Subdivision conference commissioners, the Notre Dame athletics director, and representatives from the FedEx Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl, Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Rose Bowl, as well as Fox and ABC. The No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the final BCS standings will meet in the Allstate BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 7 in New Orleans, La.

The champions of the Atlantic Coast, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and Southeastern Conferences automatically qualify for a BCS game. In addition, four at-large berths are available. One conference champion from among Conference USA, the Mid-American, Mountain West, Sun Belt and Western Athletic Conferences earns a guaranteed berth in one of the BCS games if that champion is ranked 12th or better in the final BCS standings or is ranked in the top 16 of the final BCS standings and its ranking is higher than that of a champion of a conference that has an annual automatic berth. No conference may place more than two teams in the BCS games.

Other than as set forth above, to be eligible for at-large selection, a team must have nine regular-season victories and be ranked in the top 14 of the final BCS standings, which will be compiled on December 2.

If fewer than ten teams in the top 14 are eligible, the at-large pool will be expanded by four positions in the BCS Standings, while maintaining all other criteria. If the at-large position(s) still cannot be filled, the at-large pool will continue to expand by four positions until 10 or more teams are eligible.

The champions from the four other conferences which receive automatic spots in the BCS games have not been determined. The following is a list of teams still contending for their conferences' championships and automatic berths into the BCS:

ACC:                      Boston College, Virginia Tech

                Big 12:                   Missouri, Oklahoma

                Pac-10:                  Arizona State, Southern California, UCLA

                SEC:                       LSU, Tennessee


In addition to those nine teams and Ohio State and West Virginia, the pool of teams remaining under consideration also includes (in alphabetical order):


Brigham Young, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas

Following is the schedule of the BCS games (television network in parenthesis):

January 1 - Rose Bowl, 5 p.m., ET (ABC Sports)

                January 1 - Allstate Sugar Bowl, 8:30 p.m., ET (Fox Sports)

                January 2 - Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, 8 p.m., ET (Fox Sports)

                January 3 - FedEx Orange Bowl, 8 p.m. ET (Fox Sports)

                January 7 - Allstate BCS National Championship Game, 8 p.m. ET (Fox Sports)

For more information on the Bowl Championship Series, please log on to www.bcsfootball.org.

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Subject (Replies: 46) Author
spacer Clemson Still In BCS Pool Of Teams
Crump®
spacer HA HA...front page suckers!!!!!***
AdamD021
spacer Hate to bust all your bubbles here but even if BC loses to
webrep315®
spacer Not true. If they lose, the BCS can choose anyone that
Pawless
spacer why is that... if we are 14 or better, there is no
york_tiger
spacer The sugarbowl doesn't want BC....
AdamD021
spacer I think everyone knows that and has been saying it all along
grover173
spacer kansas was no. 2 and lost to the no. 4 team in the country
chrisCUfan
spacer Screw all yall who didn't believe us when we said it***
OberTiger
spacer So tell me again.....
BigCUFan®
spacer If I recall correctly
Orange Julius
spacer If that happens I think we are a lock***
AdamD021
spacer we are eligible without it, but yes that would secure it***
OberTiger
spacer also
lightningkidd1
spacer LSU v Tenn DOESN'T MATTER!
OberTiger
spacer my bad...you are correct.***
lightningkidd1
spacer Re: LSU v Tenn and OK vs. Mizz DO MATTER!!!!
mplangCU
spacer We have to make it to the top 14***
you
spacer ^^^BYU in Fiesta^^^^^***
Justwannaread
spacer BYU would have to jump into the top 14 or ahead of a BCS
you
spacer I'm going to bodog to make a 3 team parlay
sconor
spacer Its actually not that far fetched. 6 things have to happen:
Pawless
spacer Dang . . . 1-5 looked pretty realistic.***
Orange Julius
spacer HEY-OO!!!***
lightningkidd1
spacer C'mon Pawless....
BigCUFan®
spacer LOL. How silly of me....very very true.***
Pawless
spacer Hawaii & AZ st losing helps us.
OberTiger
spacer What has been proved? Of course they are on the list at 16***
Justwannaread
spacer they select teams based on $$$$$$ at that point.***
OberTiger
spacer Yep. And just about every one of those teams packs a big
Justwannaread
spacer get out the fax machine!!!!!***
LuZZifer
spacer We can have an impact on the Sugar Bowl!
you
spacer Posted it before. here's the info:
willki®
spacer I'm sure the Notre Dame AD really needed to participate in
Creek Tiger
spacer Here's what I posted yesterday (long)...
WildBillfromSissonville
spacer Re: Here's what I posted yesterday (long)...
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer I actually posted a couple of these***
tIgErFan92
spacer Re: Here's what I posted yesterday (long)...
GWC
spacer i think ill be watchin the BCS selection on tv this year!!***
chrisCUfan
spacer Too complicated. Next year we just need to win the ACC. :-)***
Razzmatazz
spacer Re: Too complicated. Next year we just need to win the ACC. :-)***
tigrinmanin
spacer Re: No doubt!
hunter61
spacer Hawaii does not have to lose. They just have to fall out of
you
spacer It would be nice for BCS but let's face it...
KNIGHTIGER
spacer Re: It would be nice for BCS but let's face it...
suthrner
spacer Bull Crab
mlworsham
spacer Stats aren't everything. Ryan will be 1st round draft pick.
Razzmatazz
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