Posted December 08, 2013

Sources: BCS bowl games set, Auburn-Florida State in championship game

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This years BCS National Championship game will be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

This year’s BCS National Championship game will be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The BCS bowl game match-ups have been finalized, with Auburn taking on Florida State in the National Championship game, according to Brett McMurphy of ESPN.

The other BCS bowl games will see Michigan State face Stanford in the Rose Bowl, Clemson and Ohio State in the Orange Bowl, Alabama and Oklahoma will square off in the Sugar Bowl, and Baylor will play against UCF in the Fiesta Bowl.

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This will be the last season of the BCS bowl format, as next year will see the implementation of a 4-team playoff to decide the D-I FBS championship.


73 comments
actionandyfromhawaii
actionandyfromhawaii

The fairest way to do a play off system is to break the country into 4 parts or conferences . Top 2 from each confrence go to a play off system . In each confrence there is a lottery before the start of the season to see who plays who . Maybe each team can pick 2 locked games before the lottery . This way out country will see the best football programs in the play offs.

SandHills
SandHills

Is all Big 10 about is hype and raw arrogance - for all of us to see a hyped up OSU get beat by the highest ranked team they played, an OSU team that ran roughshod through the Big 10 for two complete seasons, THEN we have to now hear MSU fans come on these forums saying they would be in a 4 team NC mix is beyond the pale for being shameless.  Why, because you proved how much OSU was mostly hype?  The team that completely owned the Big 10 for 2 years?  Are we now suppose to buy into the hype of another Big 10 pretender?


Well I guess until Stanford can put that talk to rest in about 23 days, we all have to listen to how mighty Sparty is for showing us all the emperor had no clothes...

rkcla08
rkcla08

regardless of all those whipping out their...measuring sticks, there will be some great games this bcs season.  and the ncg is still mythical this year, it's a corporate championship not recognized by the ncaa.

sooner or later (unfortunately not next year) the ncaa will come to their senses and have an 8-team playoff chosen/seeded from conference champions of the eight conferences with the strongest strength of schedule, games beginning the week after the championship games.  the bowl system will remain intact with the also-rans.

SDCardsFan64
SDCardsFan64

The sleaze factor of the teams playing for the title is so great I may have to take a shower after the game.

Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

If I'm a South Carolina fan, I'm throwing a fit. Oklahoma getting an at large over the Gamecocks just because they beat a little above their head Oklahoma State? Gotta love these committees that make these decisions and trust me it will not be any better with a 4 playoff system. Politics in this sport like in our society need to f$&k off and use simple common sense.. I guess controversy creates cash...

kafka45
kafka45

the 4 team playoff this year would have been FSU/Ala.   Auburn/Stanford   

sptsguy12345
sptsguy12345

Florida State may be advancing to the title game with the weakest schedule in the history of the sport.  They played 2 ranked teams and I mean lowly ranked teams and almost everyone they played had at least 5 losses.   

sptsguy12345
sptsguy12345

So we have the 1st & 4th best teams in the country playing for the national title… sounds about like most years.  

ILoveMyWife
ILoveMyWife

Sources? LOL. You mean anybody with a brain that follows college football?

tfaw
tfaw

so a team led by a rapist plays for the title...nice.

JonOpperman
JonOpperman

Easier than that.  January games for the four best bowl winners that didn't lose in post season, only one seed per conference at most.  But honoring bowls and being fair has never been what the BCS is about.

rkcla08
rkcla08

there's a real misnomer in your thinking and it probably goes to listening to the media hype.  certainly osu and even michigan state rolled through their conferences, but to the same extent so did alabama and fsu by thrashing the lower tier of their conferences. review the previous 7-games of each and i think you'll find the big-10 schedule was a more difficult gauntlet with the likes of nebraska, iowa, michigan, penn state as opponents opposed to the lower tier teams played in the other conferences.

the problem doesn't lie so much in playing pretenders, it's the early season perception and rankings that put certain teams high in the polls while leaving others out with a higher climb.  when teams cannibalize the other top teams in their conference the sos penalty isn't as strong which keeps teams in higher ranks (see victories georgia - texas a&m).

fact is, top to bottom and based on more rigorous conference travel to play in numerous differing conditions, it can said the pac-12 was probably the strongest conference.

if people wish to complain about anything, it's the stupidity of the bowls being driven by money and not what happens between the lines.  no truth is greater than having oklahoma vs. alabama instead of pitting oregon against the sec based purely on the nonsense "ok fans travel better." 

as for what will happen in 23-days, i don't think based on the above sparty should be ranked above a 2-loss stanford team.  this coming from a msu alum.  nor should georgia and texas a&m be ranked above usc...but as mentioned, it's all about conference wins and losses perception. 

jlschwegel
jlschwegel

@SandHills barely scraping by several games and winning a couple in OT isn't exactly "running roughshod" or "completely owning" the Big 10. Frankly, MSU is a couple lousy pass interference calls away from playing in the NCG. They will give Stanford all they want. 

JoelLovelace
JoelLovelace

Who pissed in your corn flakes and WTF are you talking about?

mjhellund
mjhellund

And OSU wouldn't be bringing max sleaze factor? Pulleaze.

jlschwegel
jlschwegel

@Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask Should have been Oregon Alabama. Sure Oregon had 2 losses, but they did it in the statistically best conference this year and would have been a matchup everyone wanted to see.

SandHills
SandHills

@Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask


I'm with you on an emotional level (especially Clem's son in the bigger payoff Orange Bowl), but IF our Gamecocks had taken care of business against Tennessee....one loss away from the big show (doubt Auburn could have racked up all those rushing yards).  So goes fate and the football gods....

Michael85
Michael85

South Carolina was INELIGIBLE for BCS. Only 2 teams per conference. Auburn got an automatic bid as Conf Champ. Alabama is ranked #3 and there is a rule that has been around since the late 90s which says that if #3 team has 9 wins and doesn't already have an auto bid as Conf Champ and if their Conf hasn't used up its 2 team max then the #3 team gets an automatic bid into the BCS. With Auburn & Alabama in the BCS then the SEC has its 2 team max & South Carolina, LSU, & Missouri are automatically ineligible.

JonOpperman
JonOpperman

Of course...the arguments for this new system will always include multiple teams from the SECSPN conference when we have 6 AQ conference champions.

redmch91
redmch91

@kafka45 why 2 loss Stanford over 1 loss michigan state?  Common opponent?

tallaman87
tallaman87

@sptsguy12345 Bobby Bowden was a genius then - FSU has an easy route to the NCG via the ACC, especially compared to SEC meatheads that beat each other down. Get ready fro three years of FSU domination boys. FSU WILL beat whatever wimpy team you are fan of, does not matter what their schedule was now. FSU has proved themselves worthy through domination. Go Seminoles!

colterlevi
colterlevi

@sptsguy12345 i agree but they played 3 ranked teams and two were in the top ten at the time, tho they didn't end there.

NoQNoSuperBowl
NoQNoSuperBowl

@tfaw Auburn has a convicted rapist on their roster? I had not heard that.

Sportsredo
Sportsredo

@tfaw Dost thou know any of the facts or are you just trying to be funny?  You spelled Thaw wrong for your user name.   

Michael85
Michael85

Which team is led by a rapist? No one's been charged let alone convicted. FSU qb was implicated in an assault but DA found that the victim was gave varying accounts and had too many gaps in her claims.

rkcla08
rkcla08

yes, they will.

go green!

SandHills
SandHills

@mjhellund


And the Buckeyes will face another overly hyped Clem's son in the Orange Bowl. Sort of disappointed that there wasn't a better matchup in Miami, but let's hope the Tigers don't have another WVU meltdown - else the hype will put OSU atop the polls to start out next year.  Even a loss will probably keep them in the top 10 pre-season poll for next year.



tallaman87
tallaman87

@SandHills @Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask Clemson might have lost to USuCk, but they should get credit for beating the two SEC teams it played before that. The Tigers will probably putting a beatdown on Ohaha State and fully expose the B10.

Michael85
Michael85

South Carolina instead of Oklahoma means Sugar would be Alabama vs South Carolina. 2 teams from same conference in the same bowl. Never happen in a million years. NCG sure but never in a regular bowl.

Michael85
Michael85

Actually it would be #1 FSU & #4 Stanford/Mich St & #2 Auburn vs #3 Alabama not 1 vs 3 2 vs 4 unless you think Stanford would be 3 & Alabama 4 & that wouldn't happen.

sptsguy12345
sptsguy12345

@mkd09 @sptsguy12345 Honestly, no joking aside… Michigan State, Alabama & Stanford along with Auburn are 1-4 this year no question.   

SandHills
SandHills

@ILoveMyWife


If MSU beats Stanford that argument can have some merit - else MSU fans should just revel in winning the Big 10 over a hyped OSU.  I suspect Stanford will be a bit miffed by being jumped by MSU - again, OSU showed us the true strength of the Big 10 with their 24 game win streak over the last two seasons.  MSU better look to Stanford before crowing about getting more....

Michael85
Michael85

I love my wife.....Michigan State? Really? So if you beat a team higher ranked than you then you take over their rank? If true why didn't Auburn take over #1 when it beat Alabama.


Michigan State obviously should have risen from 10 but not all the way to 4. Up to 6 or 7 but 4 is too large a jump.

biasedsportsfan
biasedsportsfan

I assume you're joking but if not it's actually more funny.

sptsguy12345
sptsguy12345

@ILoveMyWife nope… Auburn & MSU or Auburn & Alabama rematch.  Florida State's opponents lost something like 75 games this year.  Heck, they ran up the score on so many  "weak sisters" I thought they must have moved to the left coast and joined the Pac-whatever…..

tfaw
tfaw

@NoQNoSuperBowl @tfaw fsu has had 11 players arrested since 2010, only to be exceeded by florida's 15 players arrested.  but hey, it is a free country, and go ahead and cheer on the rapist.  

ILoveMyWife
ILoveMyWife

No, but they won the title with a thief a few years ago.

tcorsaro
tcorsaro

@Michael85 Yah... and it took 10 years or some such nonsense for the hammer to fall on Lance Armstrong.  You really think the guy is innocent because he's not been charged?  

biasedsportsfan
biasedsportsfan

DA did not find that. DA found that the chances of the case succeeding weren't high enough, given the gap of time between its origin and now, combined with the lack of a proper investigation in the first place.

SandHills
SandHills

@sptsguy12345 @mkd09


Really, by beating an over hyped OSU - and winning an over hyped conference (not to mention losing to ND).  What puts MSU into a 4 team NCG?  Maybe enough voters gave MSU that jump in the AP poll, but what says the BCS poll?

mkd09
mkd09

@sptsguy12345 @mkd09 Yeah-- I tend to agree.  That is why Stanford's loss to Utah is so perplexing.  If they had won that game there would be no question that they deserve to be in the top-4.

SandHills
SandHills

@Ericfollowedbyanumber @SandHills @ILoveMyWife


Auburn was ranked what? As opposed to Sparty? The point is where there is an equality of strength in the SEC there is an equality of hype among any team that gets atop the Big 10.   And a freak play did it for Auburn (actually twice if you count the Georgia game) - where I saw MSU take it to the pretender the entire 60 minutes.  But for those with envy/hate - get ready for future all SEC NCGs.  For OSU to remain in the top 10 is bad enough, for MSU to now take OSUs place puffing up their status as a NCG eligible team really shows the hype that is the Big 10.

mkd09
mkd09

@DannyVillanueva @mkd09 @sptsguy12345 @ILoveMyWife Agree.  The games have been superb.  Really think there is more parity in the SEC this year than in any of the past 10 years-- the 60+ players drafted into the NFL this year have "weakened" LSU, Georgia, and to an extent Alabama to the benefit of the other teams.  Lots of underclassman talent this year.  Can't wait until next year.  Not sure what happened to Florida this year-- I think it was more Muschamp's inability to coach well than it was injuries.

DannyVillanueva
DannyVillanueva

@mkd09 @sptsguy12345 @ILoveMyWife Funny, I'm from Texas and was keeping my hopes up for a Duke upset of FS so that we might have seen Iron Bowl II.  I just love good football, and lately the SEC has been pretty exciting to watch.

mkd09
mkd09

@sptsguy12345 @ILoveMyWife Personally, Auburn-Alabama rematch would have been the best but I am pretty sure fans of 49 states would have forced the state of Alabama to secede if that happened,  The U.S. is not ready for a fifth consecutive championship residing in the state of Alabama...

Sportsredo
Sportsredo

@ILoveMyWife I love your wife too. The number of arrests for some schools is why we need an 8 team playoff. 

Michael85
Michael85

Never said the guy was innocent because he hasn't been charged. My dad used to be in Federal Law Enforcement. He always said there's a big difference between KNOWING & PROVING. DA said no charges because they couldn't proved it not because he believed the guy was innocent.. There were problems with the victim's, or complaining witness depending on your point of view, multiple statements to the point that the DA was not confident he could prove that a rape occurred let alone the guy did it.