BCS Match-ups Revealed: LSU-Alabama Rematch in Title Game
Rose Bowl: No. 5 Oregon (Pac-12 Champion) vs. No. 10 Wisconsin (Big Ten Champion)
Orange Bowl: No. 15 Clemson (ACC Champion) vs. No. 23 West Virginia (Big East Champion)
Sugar Bowl: No. 13 Michigan (at-large) vs. No. 11 Virginia Tech (at-large)
Fiesta Bowl: No. 4 Stanford (at-large) vs. No. 3 Oklahoma State (Big 12 Champion)
BCS National Championship Game: No. 2 Alabama (at-large) vs. No. 1 LSU (SEC Champion)
Here are some story-lines:
-The biggest story is Alabama's inclusion in the title game over Oklahoma State. The Cowboys stated their case Saturday with a convincing win over Oklahoma, but ultimately a rematch of the Nov. 5 Tigers' victory is what we get.
-The at-larges: With two SEC teams ahead of them, the likes of Arkansas (No. 6) and South Carolina (No. 9) weren't eligible for BCS bowls as the conference can only have two teams in BCS games. Stanford was guaranteed an at-large spot at No. 4 and Alabama is technically an at-large. The teams that got the two remaining at-larges were Michigan and Virginia Tech and they will square off in the Sugar Bowl.
-The selection of Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech got smoked by Clemson in the ACC Championship Game, and the ACC is 2-11 all time in BCS bowls, yet we will get to see two ACC teams in BCS bowls.
-Snubs: By including Michigan and Virginia Tech in the BCS, No. 7 Boise State and No. 8 Kansas State were shut out of the BCS.
-No non-AQs: Houston lost it's chance in the Conference USA Championship Game Saturday, TCU (No. 18) didn't finish in the top 16 of the BCS standings to qualify and Boise State didn't win its conference.