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					                                   The Kennedy Proposal 2010

                                                “Under a Bridge




                                                        To




                                                  Capitol Hill”
                              Improving the Bowl Championship Series (BCS)
                                                       Part I
                                                    (Abstract)
The Kennedy Proposal is a ten team, 13-game, double elimination tournament. Four teams, matching
seeds (7) vs. (10) and (8) vs. (9), will compete on the second Saturday in December.1 The winners will
advance and continue as in an eight team model. The eight teams that do not advance to the National
Championship Game will compete in the traditional BCS Bowls. The first of five BCS Bowl matchups will
occur on New Year’s Day, and conclude in the second week of January with the BCS National
Championship Game. The Non-BCS bowls will continue in their present form.



1
    The Heisman trophy would be presented at a later date. (TBD)
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                                              April 29, 2010

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington 98195



Dear Husky,

        Thank you for reading my Facebook note. I am visiting the University of Washington today to
discuss President Emmert’s call for a multi-game playoff, his concerns regarding the renovation to Husky
Stadium, and the current State of the Kennedy Proposal.

November 7, 2008, Seattle Times writer Bud Withers ran an article titled, “The debate of BCS versus
playoffs”. He dug into former Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen’s brain, advancing “every notion from
the popular plus-one proposal to a 16-team pigskin-palooza”. Hansen went with the grain and rejected
each proposal but President Emmert has different beliefs.

Emmert stated to Withers that he believes a playoff is “inevitable” but other Football Bowl Subdivision
(FBS) presidents, like University of Georgia President Michael Adams and University of Florida President
Bernie Machen, had much such claims and no significant discussion or debate has occurred within Bowl
Championship Series (BCS) meetings, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Football Issues
Committee, nor has there been a Comprehensive Review of the FBS post-season on Capitol Hill. (District
of Columbia)

 Withers insisted on playoffs and Emmert continued to respond. Although Emmert did not specifically
say this about Executive Director Bill Hancock, he did allude to the “illusory arguments” regarding the
insertion of a multi-game playoff. The arguments pouring off the official BCS website,
www.playoffproblem.com, cite reasons such as missed class time, travel expenses, increased rate of
injury, the inherent unfairness with a home-hosting model, value of the regular season, and the
importance and heritage of non-BCS bowls.

Although he will still be deemed “President”, his new office lands in Indianapolis as the Association’s
Fifth Commander. November 1, 2010 he will replace Jim Isch who has been serving in the role after
Myles Brand lost his battle with cancer. With appointment to his new role, Emmert could possibly
implement what players, coaches, and some fans have dreamed for years.

"I'd like to be one having shaped that *the playoff evolution+, rather than having it shaped by others.”

November 7, 2008 President Emmert to Bud Withers.

As deficit issues rise and as athletics continue to operate in the red, will President Emmert respond to
the 1,055 member institutions and find a way to “shape” a billion dollar fund-raiser during the short
holiday period?

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If indeed he finds a way to implement the Kennedy Proposal, or any other BCS playoff proposal, the
public funding for athletic buildings, such as Husky Stadium, will be created. For example, the University
of Alabama produced 91,312 for their Spring Game. How much revenue could eight additional games
produce for the NCAA and its member institutions? What would the televisions contract be worth?
Merchandise? Advertising? How would EA Sports be affected?

As the questions continue to add up, the dollars would, too. My personal interest is not to expand the
FBS post-season for dollar increase but to afford the players the opportunity to settle the national
championship. As a result, the influx of public dollars would be invested back into Higher Education
institutions across the country.

January 14th, 2009, President’s Emmert’s blog, “The UW and the economic downturn”, he states,
“Finally, I want to say a word about Husky Stadium since many of you have asked.” “Normally, seeking
funding in tight economic times for the stadium would simply not be on our list of priorities. But by
issuing debt now, we could do the project, create 5,000-7,000 construction jobs, and still have no
negative impact whatsoever on the 2009-11 budget. We believe it is worth considering and would
benefit the state economy now and the University for decades to come.”

Since that time, new field turf has been installed but with Emmert’s departure, what lies ahead for the
renovation of Husky Stadium? Questions regarding stadium improvement, facility improvements,
Olympic Sports, and others continue to be asked on campuses around the country, but what is being
installed? What are the Presidents and Chancellors doing to Improve the State of Higher Education?

They are being fiscally irresponsible and spending millions of dollars to combat the multi-game playoff
push coming from Congress and others interested parties when those same public dollars could be used
to implement a playoff. According to Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, a playoff could bring “three or
four times more money”.

The State of the Kennedy Proposal

I spoke with a fan of mine and he asked, “How is Congress receiving the Kennedy Proposal?”

They aren’t.

I have not sent finished version of Part I to Congress and have not been in direct contact with any such
members since August of 2009; however, the time has come to try and bring the issue to the forefront.

Congressional members who have endorsed the insertion of a multi-game playoff will be receiving the
Kennedy Proposal beginning in May. Although the costs will be an issue ($25 for color print), we plan to
cover a broad range of Congress.

God Bless,


Brandon E. Kennedy
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                                                          KP Coalition:

                        A People United to Improve the Bowl Championship Series




Table of Contents
Improving the Bowl Championship Series .................................................................................................. 5
Improving Team Selection………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6

The Format……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..9

Maintaining the Relationship with the Bowl System…………………………………………………………………………...10

Academic Schedules……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11

Enhancing the FBS Regular Season……………………………………………………………………………………………………….13

Diagram A “The Tournament” ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….....15

Diagram B: Tentative Non-BCS Bowl Schedule……………………………………………………………………………………..17
Automatic Qualification………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..19

At-Large Eligibility…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………19

Team Selection Procedures…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..20

Tie-Breaking Procedures……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….22

BCS Standings……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….22

Harris Interactive College Football Poll…………………………………………………………………………………………………23

Standards for Future BCS Automatic Qualification……………………………………………………………………………….24

History of the Bowl Championship Series (1998-2010) ………………………………………………………………………..25

References…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….36




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The KP Coalition submits the following proposal (the Kennedy Proposal)2 to Improve the Bowl
Championship Series (BCS)3 to its fellow Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences and
the University of Notre Dame. The Kennedy Proposal addresses the 2010 through 2013 regular
seasons4 and corrects the current inequities and unfairness within the BCS system by affording
each FBS team their divine right to win an undisputed National Championship. In a nutshell, a
bracketed mini-playoff tournament will be inserted between the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA) FBS regular season and the January BCS bowl games.
The Kennedy Proposal Improves the BCS by
    1. Improving team selection by creating an official partnership between the BCS and
       NCAA.
    2. Using a NCAA playoff format.

2
 According to www.playoffproblem.com, Bowl Championship Series officials state, “Advocates of a hypothetical
playoff can’t agree on how to resolve key playoff questions: Who would participate? How many automatic
qualifiers? What would be the criteria to qualify? What would be the criteria for seedings? Where would the
games be played? When would the games be played”.

The Kennedy Proposal will attempt to thoroughly provide these answers. As Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez says,
“You’d have to see somebody come up with a very strong argument and have a number of people support it.”
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  On July 7 , 2009, I was able to attend the Senate Judicial Committee hearing titled, “The Bowl Championship
Series: Is it Fair and in Compliance with Antitrust Law?”, and BCS Presidential Oversight Committee Chairman
Harvey Perlman testifies, “anyone who sets about to create a national championship arrangement must take into
account numerous factors that will affect conferences and institutions individually. The BCS addresses those
factors.”

The Kennedy Proposal is premised within the BCS format; therefore, Revenue payouts, the criterion for Automatic-
Qualification, At-Large Eligibility, Team Selections Procedure, Tie Breaking Procedures, BCS Standings, and
Standards for Future Automatic-Qualification (See p. 19)—which the 11 FBS Conferences and the University of
Notre Dame have agreed—is congruent to the current format provided by the system; however, Team Selection
Procedures has been slightly modified. (See p. 20 )

Accordingly, President of the University of Florida, Bernie Machen—a playoff advocate—tells SportingNews.com
“that the best way to proceed is to try to work within the BCS structure”.

4
  According to ESPN, “ESPN has reached an extensive agreement with the Bowl Championship Series (BCS),
granting exclusive TV, radio, digital, international and marketing rights for 15 BCS games from January 2011
through January 2014. It includes the Fiesta, Orange and Sugar Bowls each season and the BCS National
Championship Game in 2011, 2012 and 2013”. Also according to ESPN, “The Rose Bowl will continue to be
televised on ABC through 2014 under a separate, previous contract. The Rose Bowl is also slated to host the 2014
title game. The games will also be carried on ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes Radio. Digital Media rights include
operation of the official BCS Web site and the opportunity to simulcast the games online at ESPN360.com and on
ESPN Mobile TV for mobile devices.”

The Kennedy Proposal is premised on the current BCS television contract and therefore coincides with ESPN
agreement. ESPN’s television contract for 15 BCS games and three title games will remain intact.



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    3. Maintaining the relationship with the current Bowl system.
    4. Keeping the academic schedules of the student-athletes reasonable.
    5. Enhancing the integrity of the FBS regular season.
Improving Team Selection

On BCS Selection Sunday, the BCS would use their six automatic-qualifiers5 and four at-large
bids to compete in a bracketed mini-playoff tournament.6 (See Diagram A) This is similar to the
NCAA basketball selection.7 The eight schools that do not advance to the National
Championship through bracket play are still rewarded with BCS bowls.8 The NCAA must

5
 The 11 FBS Conferences and the University of Notre Dame have agreed to the current six automatic qualifiers
that are awarded to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Big East, Big 12, Big Ten, Pacific 10 (Pac 10), and
Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Non-Automatic Qualifying conferences are Conference USA (C-USA), Mid-
American (MAC), Mountain West (MWC), Sun Belt, and the Western Athletic (WAC). (See p. 20)
6
  Under “Team Selection Procedures” Paragraph 2, The Kennedy Proposal states, “Unless they qualify to play in the
NCG, the champions of selected conferences are contractually committed to host selected games: Atlantic Coast
Conference-Orange Bowl , Big Ten Conference-Rose Bowl, Big 12 Conference-Fiesta Bowl , Pac-10 Conference-Rose
Bowl , Southeastern Conference-Sugar Bowl.” After the automatic-qualifiers and traditional relationships are
applied, the BCS Bowl Committees will select the remaining teams from the BCS At-Large Pool. (See p. 20)
7
  According to www.playoffproblem.com, “In every sport, brackets began with a few teams. Then schools felt
slighted, and so the brackets grew to accommodate more teams. And grew and grew and grew. It is known as
"bracket creep."”

In 2003, President of the University of Tulane, Dr. Scott S. Cowen was the leader of the “Presidential Coalition for
Athletics Reform” that “felt slighted” by the selection procedures of the BCS bowls. After lengthy negations, which
started September 8, 2003 in Chicago, Illinois and was facilitated by NCAA President Myles Brand, the two sides
agreed to lessen the restriction of BCS bowls to the Non-AQ’s. First, the sides agreed to extend the AQ criteria for a
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Non-AQ Champion from 6 in the BCS standings to 12 in the BCS Standings or ranked 16 and ahead of an AQ
Champion. Second, a fifth BCS bowl—the stand alone BCS National Championship Game—was added to the BCS
bowl lineup. The BCS Bowl Bracket “crept” from eight teams to ten and from four games to five.
8
  In an interview with Sports lllustrated’s Dan Patrick, BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock states, “The college
football finish is better than “March Madness” because so many teams celebrate at the end, so many teams have
such great experiences with the bowl games. The system is an awesome thing, it’s unique. It’s a great part of
tradition of college football and we don’t need to lose that.”

The Kennedy Proposal induces a “hybrid” post-season experience for the FBS student-athletes and their fans by
combining “March Madness” and the BCS Bowl experience. The student-athlete is afforded the opportunity to
compete in a NCAA sanctioned playoff and is then “routed” to a BCS Bowl Championship. Also, an NCAA
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sanctioned FBS playoff affords the FBS student-athletes the opportunity to compete in the NCAA “Elite 88
Academic Recognition Award Program”.

Hancock continues, “When I talk to players that are our age, people who played college football years ago. I say,
‘what do you remember about your career?’, and they say, “We got to a bowl game. We went to the Peach Bowl,
back in 1967. We loved it!””

I have not been able to find the information; however, how many teams participated in bowls in 1968?
Illustratively, in 2009, 56.7% of FBS teams will compete in bowls (68/120); however, during 1998-1999, the first
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protect the students-athletes’ abilities to maintain proper rest and adequate study sessions;
therefore, the BCS must afford each team at least seven days rest before asking them to compete
in their January bowl games.

This method creates the following benefits:
    A. More widely accepted National Champion9



BCS Bowl season, only 36.7% of FBS teams could participate in bowls (44/120). As the number of participating bowl
teams increases the significance of the experience is undermined.

9
 According to the NCAA, January 1,1976, “A National Collegiate Football Championship Feasibility Committee
submitted a plan to the Council establishing a four-team playoff. The Council voted to submit plans for a two-team
Championship as well, and requested the Executive Committee to develop details for both.”

Ernest C. Casale, Chairman of the Feasibility Committee states, “I think the fans want, and deserve, a National
Football Championship, and it would be an excellent source of revenue for college football”.

January 20, 1988, according to the NCAA News (Volume 25 Number 3) , “Most public attention on [NCAA]
Convention actions focused on two votes by Division I members. The first, a 98-13 passage of Proposal No. 72,
directed the NCAA Special Events Committee’s Postseason Football Subcommittee to “discontinue its
consideration of a possible format for a Division I-A [FBS] football championship until such time as there is
compelling evidence that the Division I-A membership believes that such a championship is in the best interests of
intercollegiate athletics and college football generally and Division I-A football in particular.””

Perlman testifies, “If the antitrust laws prohibit such an arrangement, then the only alternative is to return to the
old bowl system that operated from 1902-1991”.

Instead of agreeing on a new model and/or format, the conferences would rather disagree and revert to a post-
season structure that is outdated and erode the FBS student-athletes of an annual national championship game—
“something that would not exist without it”.

For example, in 2005, the Trojans of USC and the Longhorns of Texas competed in (not at) the Rose Bowl for the
National Championship. The title game was introduced by alums Will Farrell and Matthew McConaughey
respectively, accompanied by two undefeated teams, two Heisman winners, and the 2005 Davey O’Brien winner,
concluded with UT Quarterback Vince Young, sprinting to the right corner of the end zone and winning the game
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on 4 down to solidify Texas’ fourth national championship. Their first in 35 years.
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In 2009, Young’s 4 down run was named by ESPN as the #2 play of the top 30 in the last 30 years. Without the
BCS, USC would play Big Ten Champion Penn State in the Rose Bowl and Texas would play either Ohio State or
Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl.

May 11, 1994, in the NCAA News Edition Volume 31, Number 19 , the “NCAA Special Committee to Study a Division
I-A *FBS+ Football Championship” released the following information regarding the insertion of a playoff: The NCAA
did not move forward with legislation.

 “A two-team playoff, one game national championship contest, with the two teams determined after the
conclusion of the January I bowl games, which could continue in their present form along with other bowl games.


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     B. Smaller margin for inequities and unfairness within the BCS system10
     C. Official partnership between the BCS and NCAA; NCAA has ownership of playoffs, and
        BCS still controls their bowl games11
     D. Current BCS television contracts are not breached12
     E. Completion of the FBS season on the current system’s date
     F. Billions of dollars generated for the universities, the conferences, the communities, and
        the NCAA13


A four-team, three game tournament, with the four teams selected after the conclusion of the January 1 bowl
games. The two semifinal games could be scheduled on the second Saturday after January 1, with the
championship game played the next weekend.

An eight team, seven game tournament, with the eight teams participating in four quarterfinal games of New
Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The bracket would include a combination of automatic and at large berths.

A 12-team, 11 game tournament. Four teams would receive first round byes and the eight others would be
matched in four first-round games on the first Saturday of December; the winners of these four games then would
be matched with seed Nos. 1 through 4 in the quarterfinal games on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and
continue thereafter as in the four-team format.

A 16-team, 15-game tournament. All teams would play in eight first-round games on the first Saturday of
December; the winners of those games would advance to the quarterfinal games on the New Year’s Eve and New
Year’s Day.”

The Kennedy Proposal is a ten team, 13-game, double elimination tournament. Four teams, matching seeds (7) vs.
(10) and (8) vs. (9), will compete on the second Saturday in December. The winners will advance and continue as in
an eight team model. The eight teams that do not advance to the National Championship Game will compete in
BCS Bowls. The first of five BCS Bowl matchups will occur on New Year’s Day, and conclude in the second week of
January with the BCS National Championship Game. The Non-BCS bowls will continue in their present form. (See
Diagram B)
10
  Perlman testifies, “No playoff would be all-encompassing”. No model and/or format could possibly satisfy each
individual teams needs in every given year. Deserving teams will be left out of any bracket—no system is immune.
11
  The NCAA lost jurisdiction of FBS televising rights in the 1984 Supreme Court case, NCAA vs. Board of Regents.
That is why the SEC (or any conference for that matter) is able to sign a $2.2 billion television contract with ESPN
(or any network). If the Court ruled with the NCAA, then that revenue would not be accessible; therefore, this
clause is a way to improve the NCAA’s status without diminishing the BCS’ control.
12
   The Kennedy Proposal honors all BCS and Non-BCS bowl agreements, television contracts, and revenue payouts.
If the conferences and Notre Dame agree to the addition of 32 games, the revenue accumulated from the mini-
playoff will be disbursed in a Revenue Sharing Plan in which the parties agree.
13
   ESPN purchased 12 BCS Bowl games and three BCS NCG’s following the 2010 -2013 regular seasons for approx
$125 million per year. According to the Los Angeles Times, “ABC will pay an average of about $30 million per game
for rights *for the Rose Bowl+”. ABC has televised the Rose Bowl since 1989 and that tradition will continue.

The complete Revenue Package of the BCS bowl television contracts is approximately $650 million spanning 2010-
2013 seasons. Comparatively, CBS will televise the men’s “March Madness” for about $545 million per year during
the 2010-2013 FBS seasons. (This figure was recently reported by Sports Business Journal to be worth $2.13 billion
during the final three years of the 11-year $6 billion contract [2003-2014])
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The Format
The Pacific Ten basketball tournament will coincide as our model. Highest remaining seed will
host contest; including the semi-finals 14(See Diagram A) Displaying the 2009 regular season but
the 2010 model, the seedings are as follows:

(1)Alabama Crimson Tide, SEC Champion (2) Texas Longhorns, Big 12 Champion
(3) Cincinnati Bearcats, Big East Champion, (4) Texas Christian Horned Frogs, MWC
Champion (5) Florida Gators, SEC At-Large (6) Boise State Broncos, WAC Champion (At-
Large), (7) Oregon Ducks, Pac 10 Champion (8) Ohio State Buckeyes, Big Ten Champion
(9) Iowa Hawkeyes, Big Ten At-Large, (10) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, ACC Champion
This method creates the following benefits:
     A. Affording the majority of FBS teams an opportunity to compete for the National
        Championship
     B. Affording the players, coaches, and fans a playoff while maintaining the BCS bowl
        games15



Football produces the “lion’s share of revenue” for the vast majority of Higher Education athletics and assists in
key academic endeavors, yet the basketball post-season television payout is contracted to allocate approximately
$1.48 billion more than the football television contracts due to the lack of multi-game playoff for FBS.

That is why long time playoff advocate, Deloss Dodds, the University of Texas Athletics Director, states to USA
Today, (September 2004) “I've looked at the Big 12's 10-year revenue projections — basketball television,
basketball tournament, football championship game — and (most) percentage increases range from 20%-50%.
Postseason football is like 2.6%. And you're thinking, 'Our bell cow, our big money producer, is going to generate
2%-3% more in 10 years.”

If the 32 games are purchased by ABC, CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, or any other Network, the separate BCS Bowl package
that ESPN has purchased will continue. For example, ESPN’s motto, “College Football Lives Here”, will continue to
thrive on its family of networks.
14
  Perlman testifies, “Even the National Football League, whose playoff structure is often held out by many as the
paradigm for a college football tournament, plays all of its post-season games, except the Super Bowl, at the home
stadium of one of the participating teams. We would have to adopt the same model”.
15
  According to the ‘94 Report, “The research group’s session with the student-athletes revealed their belief that
football student-athletes should receive greater compensation than their athletics grant-in- aid, though that
compensation could come in several forms, including liberalizing current NCAA programs.”

According to USA Today, “At least 34 states [68% of the U.S] have cut assistance to public colleges and universities
since the recession began.”

May 1, 2009, NCAA News writer Michelle Brutlag Hosick in “Board tackles financial issues” states, “the Board
directed all Division I cabinets and councils to review legislation and best practices to see where financial relief can
be provided to the membership. The review will be accomplished with several principles in mind: Fair competition,
student-athlete well-being, integrity of sport, costs. “
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Maintaining the Relationship with the Bowl System

The Kennedy Proposal adds a multi-game playoff without ridding the FBS post-season of the 96-
year relationship with the bowl season.16

This method creates the following benefits

         A. Enhances the FBS post-season by adding thirty two games17
         B. Maximizes post-season opportunities for student-athletes, students, families, bands,
            cheerleaders, student-athletic trainers, and officials18




Also on May 1, the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a hearing titled,
“The Bowl Championship Series: Money and Other Issues of Fairness for Publicly Financed Universities” and Boise
State Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier testifies, “The NCAA sponsors 88 championships in almost every sport, but
they do not sponsor the biggest one—the Championship of the Football Bowl Subdivision”.

The insertion of the Kennedy Proposal could maximize public dollars from post-season FBS competition, provide
jobs, and assist in the liberalization of the NCAA and Higher Education institutions from the worst Economic
Recession in the history of the United States of America.
16
  The NCAA does not run the BCS, nor receive any revenue from it, and does not sponsor any bowl games;
therefore, the Corporate Champions and Corporate Partners of NCAA will sponsor the mini-playoff. This action will
not cause the 31 Non-BCS bowls to go out of business, nor malignantly affect the economic issues.

Perlman testifies, “The bowl games simply cannot be ignored in any consideration of a playoff”. Accordingly, the
94’ Report concluded, “They *student-athlete research group] suggested that the championship be determined on
the field rather than by the polls but supported the bowl concept as a reward for athletes who played on good
teams that were not competing for the No. 1 ranking.”

All parties involved want to find a way to maintain the bowl system. The Kennedy Proposal does not ask any
conference to abolish its traditional relationships with BCS or Non-BCS bowls, to abandon conference
championships or regular season contracts, nor does it turn any BCS Bowl into a quarterfinal and/or semi-final
game. The BCS bowls will remain as final destinations.

The NCAA’s current role in FBS post-season competition is to certify who can host bowl games. But, the NCAA
Executive Committee has the full authority to legislate any proposal to certify a multi-game playoff for FBS.
17
  Derrick Fox, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Valermo Alamo Bowl testifies (May 2009), “It is our firm
belief that if a playoff is created, the television dollars in the post-season will flow to that playoff. Likewise the
sponsorship dollars. And when that happens, the mid-tier bowls and most assuredly, the smaller bowls will simply
go out of business”.

The 32 games added by the Kennedy Proposal is equivalent to adding eight additional bowl games per year to the
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current bowl system. For example, when the 5 BCS bowl and “double hosting model” was instituted in 2006, the
new sponsorships and television dollars did not cause the non-BCS bowls to go out of business. In fact, the Yankee
Bowl and the Dallas Football Classic will be an addition to the bowl season during the 2010-2013 regular seasons.
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         C. Increases automatic qualifying inter-conference competition19

Academic Schedules

The maximum numbers of games any team could compete during any FBS season is 1720.Instead
of having three resting weeks the teams will compete and settle a national championship on the
field of play.



18
   Perlman states, “I don't think [a playoff is] good for college football, I don't think it's good for student-athletes
and I don't think it's good for fans. I don't see fans travelling around the country three weeks in succession
between December and January following their team. So you're either going to have to play at home sites — which
I'm sure everybody will want to play in Nebraska in December and January — or you're gonna have to travel, which
means that bowls will cease being intercollegiate events, but will become corporate events, where everybody in,
you name the city, will be there except the fans of the teams.”

The University of Nebraska participated in the BCS two times. Due to their success on the field during the regular
season, both times Nebraska was invited to participate in the BCS they would have hosted a home game.

In regards to the 2010 BCS NCG, Dodds states to the Birmingham News, "The interesting thing is, there's 38,000 for
the two teams and then 60,000-some tickets for everybody else.”

The 2010 BCS National Championship Game was not an intercollegiate event and more of a neutral site “corporate
event”. The contest did not afford the majority of its tickets to be purchased by the intercollegiate community. For
example, the UT student population approx. exceeds 50,000; however, only 1,900 tickets were reserved for the UT
students—a dismal 3.8%.

19
  Perlman testifies, “The BCS Standings encourage each and every team to play the toughest competition possible,
thus enhancing and improving regular season college football and providing even more excitement for the fans of
the game.” However, according to ESPN Stats and Information, the facts are as follow:
Major teams: 1978 (54) 1988 (55) 1998 (62) 2008 (65)
Top 20 games 1978 (11) 1988 (15) 1998 (8) 2008 (4)
Ranked Games 1978 (11) 1988 (15) 1998 (13) 2008 (8)

The drive of qualifying for a non-BCS bowl and the NCG, complimented by the addition of added home game
revenue, malignantly affects and stifles ranked inter-conference competition and thus decreases excitement for
the fans.

In fact, University of Oklahoma Athletic Director Joe Castiglione states, “Everyone should schedule in a way that
helps their own school. Having said that, there are some things on the horizon that make some of us wonder if it's
a disincentive to scheduling harder nonconference games."
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As University of Michigan Head Coach Rich Rodriguez says, “*the addition of the 12 game] is not for the
excitement of college football. Let’s not kid ourselves.”
20
  October 29, 2003, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled, “BCS or Bust: Economic Effects of the
Bowl Championship Series on and off the field”, and University of Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman testifies, “A
multi-game playoff could require teams advancing to the national championship to play as many as 18 games in a
season”.
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This method creates the following benefits:

     A. Limits the FBS season to one semester/quarter21
     B. Honors the student-athletes’ study sessions and resting periods22


The maximum number of games an FBS team could compete with the insertion of the Kennedy Proposal is 17. In
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fact, if the Kennedy Proposal was in effect for the 2009 regular season, 10 ranked Georgia Tech would be the
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sole participant with the possibility of competing in a 17 game. Wake Forest and Oklahoma in 2006, as well as
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Virginia Tech of 2008 are the four teams that had any possibility of competing in the 17 game out of the 104
teams permitted to compete during the 12 year span of the BCS. (See BCS History p. 25)
21
  July 12, 2009, Hancock responds to the Kennedy Proposal, “Chancellor Perlman has received the Kennedy
Proposal. I have not heard any sentiment to add three or four games during the season, nor any sentiment to play
games in the two weeks before Christmas.”

The Kennedy Proposal adds a maximum of two games for eight teams per season (6.6% of FBS teams), and adds a
maximum of three games for two teams per season (1.6% of FBS teams). The fourth post-season competition,
either the NCG or the BCS Bowl game, is not an addition to the season.

Moreover, in the current system, teams compete in two weeks leading up to Christmas. Army and Navy competed
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in their annual rivalry December 12 , 2009; Fresno State and Wyoming competed in the New Mexico bowl
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December 19 ; and Pittsburg and North Carolina competed in the Meineke Car Care bowl December 26 .
22
   Perlman testifies *2003+, “There is a limit to the number of games we can reasonably ask 18, 19, and 20 year-old
young men to play”.

The Kennedy Proposal asks the FBS student-athletes to compete in one additional game than the FCS student-
athletes. Comparatively, from the beginning of the FBS season to the NCG, and from the beginning of the NFL
season to the Super Bowl, the NFL Champion may compete in up to 24 games, whereas the FBS student-athletes
may only compete in 17.

Perlman testifies, “*We should continue+ to permit our student-athletes to enjoy the many benefits of the bowl
experience without requiring them to play, what is, in effect, the equivalent of an NFL season”.

According to www.popwarner.com, “Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. (PWLS) is a non-profit organization that
provides youth football and cheer & dance programs for participants in 42 states and several countries around the
world. Consisting of approximately 400,000 young people ranging from ages 5-16 years old, PWLS is the largest
youth football, cheer and dance program in the United States.”

Perlman testifies, “only a relative handful of the young men who play football will ever be considered sufficiently
talented to play professional football. An even smaller number will actually sign a professional contract, and even
fewer will ever actually make a professional roster.”

The 5-16 year olds that participate in the Pop Warner National Championships will never participate in the most-
competitive and exciting tournament in their lives due to lack of multi-game playoff in FBS.

Perlman agrees, “Thus, playoff advocates are suggesting that we hold what would undoubtedly be the most
significant and highest profile intercollegiate athletic event of the school year—and for most part of our players,
their most important games of their athletic careers—at precisely the time when we are engaging in the most
important academic exercise facing all of our students.”


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     C. Enables a playoff while enhancing the greatest regular season of all sports



Enhancing the FBS regular season

An opening week loss and/or a closing week loss may still dramatically affect the outcome of
teams’ BCS bowl chances, or possibly eliminate them.23 One loss could be the difference
between starting the mini-playoff in the first round, second round, hosts, and non-participation.

This method creates the following benefits:

         A. Increases the importance of traditional rivalries24
         B. Games gain importance because teams could gain/lose home field advantage.25
         C. Teams will not benefit from resting players during the last week of the season.26

Spanning the duration of the 2009 Bowl Season, If the teams competing in bowl games do indeed receive seven
days in another city, Fresno State, Central Florida, Rutgers, Middle Tennessee, BYU, Utah, and California will
compete during final examinations.

The Kennedy Proposal will cause more student-athletes to compete during finals; however, it is my firm belief--
although I do not have a national consensus--that the student-athletes and FBS student population—which is the
largest constituent group on campus—are willing to make the sacrifices necessary in order for a multi-game
playoff to work. For example, the University of Alabama cancelled school for three days in order for fans to attend
the 2010 BCS National Championship Game.

In fact, Perlman testifies *2003+, “To avoid dragging the football season into second semester of the school year,
playoff games would have to be played during December.”
23
   Perlman testifies, “a playoff would have a detrimental impact on the college football regular season”. December
5, 2009, the University of Pittsburg hosted the University of Cincinnati in the final regular season game for the Big
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East Championship. Cincinnati was ranked 5 and undefeated in the BCS standings and still had zero guarantee of
a BCS Bowl berth.
24
   Perlman testifies, “Insert a playoff and much of the drama of regular rivalries would be gone”. December 3,
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2009, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon competed in the 113 Civil War. This contest had
limited “cross conference” importance. The Big Ten and the Pac 10 were the only two conferences that had any
interest in this game because the winner advanced to the Rose Bowl; however, if the Kennedy Proposal was in
effect, the ACC, Big East, Big 12, MWC, SEC, and WAC have interest in this rivalry because the re-seeding process
could cause a team to gain, or lose, home field advantage--regardless of their respective individual performances
on the field.

For example, let’s assume Alabama wins the SEC Championship but Pittsburg, instead of Cincinnati wins the Big
East. Florida could lose during the last week of the season but be benefited by Pittsburgh’s upset. With Cincinnati
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losing, the Gators could be ranked 4 in the BCS standings instead of 5 and host a home game instead of
traveling.
25
  Fox Sports President Ed Goren states, “Five teams go back to campus as champions. If you go to a new system,
you have one winner and everyone goes home a loser.” The insertion of the Kennedy Proposal sends five teams
back to campus as BCS bowl champions.


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The Kennedy Proposal does NOT replace the BCS bowls with a playoff27. Instead, it modifies
the current BCS arrangement and traditional relationships with the bowls by adding a mini-
playoff BEFORE the BCS games to definitively match the number one and number two teams
within the bowl system in the national championship game, while creating exciting match-ups in
four BCS bowl games.28 The Kennedy Proposal creates a more widely accepted FBS National
Champion while enhancing fairness, equality, and the integrity of the FBS season by affording
the players the opportunity to settle the National Championship on the field of play.29




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  December 5 , 2009, the University of Alabama and the University of Florida competed in the SEC Championship
Game. Under the current system, the winner would advance to the NCG and the loser would advance to the Sugar
Bowl. Although both teams have secured a BCS mini-playoff invitation, a conference championship is at stake and
losing that contest would have a detrimental impact on the team’s season.

The benefit of gaining home field advantage throughout the mini-playoff by finishing number one or number two
in the BCS Standings is also a reward for the players. Alabama won the contest and therefore Florida’s chances of
hosting a playoff game had decreased from potentially two to possibly zero.

27
  On October 29, 2003 NCAA President Myles Brand stated, “the big difference between I-A football [FBS] and I-AA
football *FCS+, from basketball, and all other playoffs are the bowls”, “we want to find a way”.

When asked why a playoff would not work “mechanically” and why “functionally” a playoff would not work “in
terms of stress on players or student quality of life or all other things”, the NCAA President responds to Congress,
“There is no functional reason why it could not work”.

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   December 7 , 2005 the House subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection held a hearing
titled, “Determining a Champion on the Field: A Comprehensive Review of the BCS and Postseason College
Football” and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany testifies, “The amount of money that could be generated by an
annual college football playoff dwarfs the revenues that are derived from the bowl games. Thus, were money the
motivating factor, the bowl system would have been abandoned many years ago.”

The Big Ten and Pacific Ten conference are guaranteed that their champion will participate in the Rose Bowl unless
their respective champion is in the National Championship Game. The Kennedy Proposal does not use the BCS
bowl games nor any non-BCS bowl games as venues for its playoff games; therefore, all revenue allocated from the
mini-playoff is an addition to the current bowl system revenue stream.
29
 Perlman testifies, “The BCS is vastly superior to any alternative scenario likely to secure the voluntary
participation of the conferences necessary to make the system work, and there is no credible argument to the
contrary.”

The ACC, C-USA, Big East, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac 10, MAC, MWC, SEC, Sun Belt, WAC, Brigham Young University, and
the University of Notre Dame are guaranteed the same amount of revenue and access that currently secures their
voluntary participation in the BCS arrangement.
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Diagram A: The Tournament

Dec. 11, 2010            Dec. 18, 2010            Dec. 25, 2010   Jan. 10, 2011

First Round              Second Round             Semi-Finals     Nat’l Championship


                         (6) Boise State (13-0)

                         Nippert Stadium


                         (3) Cincinnati (13-0)


(10) Iowa (10-2)                                  Semi-Finals

Autzen Stadium


(7) Oregon (10-2)              Darrell K. Royal


                         (2)Texas (13-0)



                          (5) Florida (12-1)

                          Amon G. Carter


                          (4) TCU (12-0)

(9)Georgia Tech (11-2)                            Semi-Finals

Ohio Stadium

(8) Ohio State (10-2)       Bryant Denny

                         (1) Alabama (13-0)




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Unless they qualify to play in the NCG, the champions of selected conferences are contractually committed to host
selected games: Atlantic Coast Conference-Orange Bowl, Big Ten Conference-Rose Bowl, Big 12 Conference-Fiesta
Bowl, Pac-10 Conference-Rose Bowl, and Southeastern Conference-Sugar Bowl.




Jan. 1, 2011                       Jan. 1, 2011                  Jan. 4th, 2011               Jan. 5th, 2011

Big Ten (12) Champ                Big 12(10) Champ               ACC Champ                    SEC Champ

97th Rose Bowl                    40th Fiesta Bowl               75th Orange Bowl             77th Sugar Bowl

Pac 12      Champ                 BCS                           BCS                          BCS

They Said It: Coaches, NCAA, BCS 2009, BCS 2010 , DOJ (1), DOJ (2),

“players want a playoff -- but don't dare take away their bowl games (and the accompanying gift bags).”

                                                                ESPN The Magazine: College football playoff confidential




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Diagram B

Tentative Non-BCS Bowl Schedule

                   Bowl                           Location        Date/Time Network
New Mexico                               Albuquerque, N.M.        Dec. 18
                                                                            ESPN
Mountain West vs. WAC                    University Stadium       2 p.m.
Drove Humanitarian                       Boise, Idaho             Dec. 18
                                                                            ESPN
MAC vs. WAC                              Bronco Stadium           5:30 p.m.
R+L Carriers New Orleans                 New Orleans              Dec. 18
                                                                            ESPN
C-USA vs. Sun Belt                       Louisiana Superdome      9 p.m.
Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg          St. Petersburg, Fla.     Dec. 21
                                                                            ESPN
Big East vs. C-USA                       Tropicana Field          8 p.m.
MAACO Las Vegas                          Las Vegas                Dec. 22
                                                                            ESPN
Mountain West vs. Pac-10                 Sam Boyd Stadium         8 p.m.
S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia      San Diego                Dec. 23
                                                                            ESPN
Mountain West vs. Navy                   Qualcomm Stadium         8 p.m.
Sheraton Hawaii                          Honolulu                 Dec. 24
                                                                            ESPN
C-USA vs. WAC                            Aloha Stadium            8 p.m.
Little Caesars                           Detroit                  Dec. 26
                                                                            ESPN
Big Ten vs. MAC                          Ford Field               8:30 p.m.
AdvoCare V100 Independence               Shreveport, La.          Dec. 27
                                                                            TBD
ACC vs. Mountain West                    Independence Stadium     5 p.m.
Champs Sports                            Orlando, Fla.            Dec. 28
                                                                            ESPN
ACC vs. Big East                         Florida Citrus Bowl      6:30 p.m.
Insight                                  Tempe, Ariz.             Dec. 28
                                                                            ESPN
Big Ten vs. Big 12                       Sun Devil Stadium        10 p.m.
EagleBank                                Washington, D.C.         Dec. 29
                                                                            ESPN
ACC vs. C-USA                            RFK Stadium              2:30 p.m.
Texas                                    Houston                  Dec. 29
                                                                            ESPN
Big Ten vs. Big 12                       Reliant Stadium          6 p.m.
Valero Alamo                             San Antonio              Dec. 29
                                                                            ESPN
Big 12 vs. Pac-10                        Alamodome                9:15 p.m.
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces             Fort Worth, Texas        Dec. 30
                                                                            ESPN
C-USA vs. Mountain West                  Amon G. Carter Stadium   Noon
New Era Pinstripe                        Bronx, N.Y.              Dec. 30
                                                                            ESPN
Big 12 vs. Big East                      Yankee Stadium           3:20 p.m.
Franklin American Mortgage Music City    Nashville, Tenn.         Dec. 30
                                                                            ESPN
ACC vs. SEC                              LP Field                 6:40 p.m.
Bridgepoint Education Holiday            San Diego                Dec. 30
                                                                            ESPN
Big 12 vs. Pac-10                        Qualcomm Stadium         10 p.m.

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                   Bowl                          Location        Date/Time Network
Meineke Car Care                         Charlotte, N.C.         Dec. 31
                                                                           ESPN
ACC vs. Big East                         Bank of America Stadium Noon
Brut Sun                                 El Paso, Texas          Dec. 31
                                                                           CBS
ACC vs. Pac-10                           Sun Bowl                2 p.m.
AutoZone Liberty                         Memphis, Tenn.          Dec. 31
                                                                           ESPN
C-USA vs. SEC                            Liberty Bowl            3:30 p.m.
Chick-fil-A                              Atlanta                 Dec. 31
                                                                           TBD
ACC vs. SEC                              Georgia Dome            TBD
Dallas Football Classic                  Dallas                  Jan. 1
                                                                           ESPNU
Big Ten vs. Big 12                       Cotton Bowl             Noon
Outback                                  Tampa, Fla.             Jan. 1
                                                                           ABC
Big Ten vs. SEC                          Raymond James Stadium 1 p.m.
Capital One                              Orlando, Fla.           Jan. 1
                                                                           ESPN
Big Ten vs. SEC                          Florida Citrus Bowl     1 p.m.
Gator                                    Jacksonville, Fla.      Jan. 1
                                                                           ESPN2
Big Ten vs. SEC                          Municipal Stadium       1:30 p.m.
Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi         Pasadena, Calif.        Jan. 1
                                                                           ESPN
BCS vs. BCS                              Rose Bowl               4:30 p.m.
Tostitos Fiesta                          Glendale, Ariz.         Jan. 1
                                                                           ESPN
BCS vs. BCS                              U. of Phoenix Stadium   8:30 p.m.
Orange                                   Miami                   Jan. 3
                                                                           ESPN
BCS vs. BCS                              Sun Life Stadium        8 p.m.
Allstate Sugar                           New Orleans             Jan. 4
                                                                           ESPN
BCS vs. BCS                              Louisiana Superdome     8 p.m.
GMAC                                     Mobile, Ala.            Jan. 6
                                                                           ESPN
MAC vs. Sun Belt                         Ladd-Peebles Stadium    8 p.m.
AT&T Cotton                              Arlington, Texas        Jan. 7
                                                                           FOX
Big 12 vs. SEC                           Cowboys Stadium         8 p.m.
Papajohns.com                            Birmingham, Ala.        Jan. 8
                                                                           ESPN
Big East vs. SEC                         Legion Field            Noon
Kraft Fight Hunger                       San Francisco          Jan. 9
                                                                           ESPN
Pac-10 vs. WAC                           AT&T Park              9 p.m.
Tostitos BCS National Championship Game Glendale, Ariz.         Jan. 10
                                                                           ESPN
BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2                 U. of Phoenix Stadium   8 p.m.




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Automatic Qualification

1. The top two teams that advance through bracket play will compete in the National Championship Game.

2. The champions of the Atlantic Coast, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10, and Southeastern conferences will have
automatic berths in one of the participating bowls through the 2013 regular season.

3. The champion of Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference, the Sun Belt
Conference, or the Western Athletic Conference will earn an automatic berth in a BCS bowl game if either:

 A. Such team is ranked in the top 12 of the final BCS Standings, or,
 B. Such team is ranked in the top 16 of the final BCS Standings and its ranking in the final BCS Standings is higher
than that of a champion of a conference that has an annual automatic berth in one of the BCS bowls.

No more than one such team from Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West
Conference, the Sun Belt Conference, and the Western Athletic Conference shall earn an automatic berth in any
year. (Note: a second team may be eligible for at-large eligibility as noted below.) If two or more teams from those
conferences satisfy the provisions for an automatic berth, then the team with the highest finish in the final BCS
Standings will receive the automatic berth, and the remaining team or teams will be considered for at-large
selection if it meets the criteria.

4. Notre Dame will have an automatic berth if it is in the top eight of the final BCS Standings.

5. If any of the 10 slots remain open after application of provisions 1 through 4, and an at-large team from a
conference with an annual automatic berth for its champion is ranked No. 3 in the final BCS Standings, that team
will become an automatic qualifier, provided that no at-large team from the same conference qualifies for the
national championship game.

6. If any of the 10 slots remain open after application of provisions 1 through 5, and if no team qualifies under
paragraph No. 5 and an at-large team from a conference with an annual automatic berth for its champion is ranked
No. 4 in the final BCS Standings, that team will become an automatic qualifier provided that no at-large team from
the same conference qualifies for the national championship game.

At-Large Eligibility

If there are fewer than 10 automatic qualifiers, then the bowls will select at-large participants to fill the remaining
berths. An at-large team is any Football Bowl Subdivision team that is bowl-eligible and meets the following
requirements:

 A. Has won at least nine regular-season games, and
 B. Is among the top 14 teams in the final BCS Standings.

No more than two teams from a conference may be selected, regardless of whether they are automatic qualifiers
or at-large selections, unless two non-champions from the same conference are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the final
BCS Standings.

All teams ranked in the top 14, other than those from conferences which have already had two teams selected,
must be included in the bowl selections.



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Note: in order to participate in a BCS Bowl game, a team (i) must be eligible for post-season play under the rules of
the NCAA and, if it not an independent, under the rules of its conference and (ii) must not have imposed sanctions
upon itself prohibiting participation in a post-season game for infractions of the rules of the NCAA or the rules of
its conference.

Team Selection Procedures

The bowls will select their participants from two pools: (1) automatic qualifiers, all of which must be selected, and,
(2) at-large teams, if fewer than 10 teams qualify automatically. The following sequence will be used when
establishing pairings:

1. The top two teams in the final BCS Standings will be placed in the National Championship Game ("NCG").

2. Unless they qualify to play in the NCG, the champions of selected conferences are contractually committed to
host selected games:

 Atlantic Coast Conference-Orange Bowl
 Big Ten Conference-Rose Bowl
 Big 12 Conference-Fiesta Bowl
 Pac-10 Conference-Rose Bowl
 Southeastern Conference-Sugar Bowl

3. If a bowl loses a host team to the NCG, then such bowl shall select a replacement team from among the
automatic-qualifying teams and the at-large teams before any other selections are made. If two bowls lose host
teams to the NCG, each bowl will get a replacement pick before any other selections are made. In such case, the
bowl losing the No. 1 team gets the first replacement pick, and the bowl losing the No. 2 team gets the second
replacement pick. If the Rose Bowl loses both the Big Ten and Pac-10 champions to the NCG, it will receive two
replacement picks.

(For the games of January 2011 through 2014, the first year the Big Ten or Pac 10 champion finishes number one
or number two in the final BCS Standings, and a team from the non-AQ group is an automatic qualifier, that non-
AQ team will be selected to participate in the Rose Bowl.)

A bowl choosing a replacement team may not select any of the following:

 A. A team in the NCG;
 B. The host team for another BCS Bowl;
 C. When two bowls lose host teams, then the bowl losing the number one team may not select a replacement
team from the same conference as the number two team, unless the bowl losing the number two team consents.

4. After steps No. 1, 2 and 3 have been completed, any bowl with an unfilled slot shall select a team from the
automatic qualifiers and/or at-large teams in the following order for the games played in 2011 through 2014:

 A. The bowl played on the date nearest to the National Championship Game will pick first;
 B. The bowl played on the date second-nearest to the National Championship Game will pick second;
 C. The bowl hosting the game that is played in the time slot immediately after the Rose Bowl game will pick third.

D. The selection order noted in paragraphs A, B, C for the games of 2011 through 2014 will be as follows:



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 January 2011 games: Sugar, Orange, Fiesta
 January 2012 games: Fiesta, Orange, Sugar
 January 2013 games: Fiesta, Sugar, Orange,
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 January 2014 games: Orange, Sugar, Fiesta

All teams earning automatic berths must be selected.

5. After completion of the selection process as described in Paragraph Nos. 1-4, the conferences and Notre Dame
may, but are not required to, adjust the pairings taking into consideration the following:

 A. whether the same team will be playing in the same bowl game for two consecutive years;
 B. whether two teams that played against one another in the regular season will be paired against one another in
a bowl game;
 C. whether the same two teams will play against each other in a bowl game for two consecutive years; and
 D. whether alternative pairings may have greater or lesser appeal to college football fans as measured by
expected ticket sales for the bowls and by expected television interest, and the consequent financial impact on
ESPN, ABC, and the bowls.

The pairings may not be altered by removing the Big Ten Champion or Pac-10 champion from the Rose Bowl.

After the bracket play has been completed, a “Re-Route Announcement” will commence the following Sunday of
the semi-final weekend. Once the original selections that occurred on BCS Selection Sunday are applied, the bowls
then choose from the At-Large teams.

For instance, using a hypothetical 2010 season with Alabama and Boise State advancing to the NCG, the Rose Bowl
would host Oregon vs. Ohio State; the Sugar Bowl would host Florida vs., BCS At-large; the Orange Bowl would
host Georgia Tech vs. Iowa; and the Fiesta would host Texas vs. BCS At-Large.

Cincinnati and TCU are the remaining BCS At-Large teams. The Fiesta Bowl would (most likely) select TCU and the
Sugar Bowl would select Cincinnati.

Exercising another hypothetical, assuming Oregon and Ohio State are in the NCG; The Rose Bowl would be able to
select the first two at large teams. Honoring the tradition with the Big Ten, Iowa would be a selection and to fill
their second at-large spot, the Rose Bowl (due to clause) would select TCU. Fiesta Bowl: Texas vs. Boise State;
Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs. Cincinnati; Orange Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. Florida




30
  Depending on bracket play, and in order to provide each team seven days rest, following the 2013 regular
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season, the first BCS bowl games may have to be moved to Jan 4 , 2014.
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Tie-Breaking Procedure

The following steps will be used to resolve any ties in the standings after the computation is carried out to full
decimal points:

1. Look to head-to-head result;

2. If the tie is not resolved by paragraph No. 1, then evaluate results against the highest-ranked common opponent
in the BCS standings;

3. If the tie is not resolved by paragraph Nos. 1-2, then calculate tied teams' place in BCS Standings using all six
computer providers (i.e., do not throw out the high and low computer rankings) and the Harris and Coaches polls;

4. If the tie is not resolved by paragraph Nos. 1-3, then draw.

BCS Standings

The Harris Interactive College Football Poll, USA Today Coaches Poll and computer rankings each comprise one-
third of the BCS Standings. To derive the three percentages, each team is assigned an inverse point total (25 for
No. 1, 24 for No. 2, etc.)

The two poll percentages are calculated by dividing each team's point total by a maximum 2850 possible points
(Harris) and 1525 possible points (USA Today). The computer rankings percentage is calculated by dropping the
highest and lowest ranking for each team and then dividing the remaining total by 100 (the maximum possible
points).

The BCS Average is calculated by averaging the percentage totals of the Harris Interactive Poll, USA Today Poll, and
computer rankings. The teams' BCS Averages are ranked to produce the BCS Standings.

The six computer ranking providers are Anderson & Hester, Richard Billingsley, Colley Matrix, Kenneth Massey, Jeff
Sagarin and Peter Wolfe. Each computer ranking provider accounts for schedule strength within its formula.

The BCS Standings are used for:

 * Determining the ten teams that qualify to compete in the NCAA mini-playoff;

 * Determining any other automatic qualifiers; and,

 * Establishing the pool of eligible teams for at-large selection.

The BCS Standings are released for eight consecutive weeks each season, including the final Standings on Selection
Sunday. The National Football Foundation compiles and releases the Standings each week.




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Harris Interactive College Football Poll

The Harris poll was first used during the 2005 regular season. To provide the initial pool of potential panelists, each
Conference submitted the names of 30 qualified individuals; Harris Interactive randomly selected 10 panelists from
among the names submitted by each Conference. Notre Dame submitted a list of six qualified individuals, from
which Harris randomly selected three. Army and Navy together submitted a list of three qualified individuals from
which Harris selected one.

When a person leaves the panel, the conference that originally nominated the individual nominates three others
to take the spot. Harris Interactive then randomly selects the replacement.

The Harris Poll is released for 10 consecutive weeks each season, including the final poll on selection Sunday.

Standards for Future BCS Automatic Qualification

Under the terms of the agreements with the bowls and television rightsholder, the ACC, Big East, Big 10, Big 12,
Pac-10 and SEC will have annual automatic qualification for their champions for the 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13
and 2013-14 seasons.

Results from the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 regular seasons will be evaluated to determine whether a seventh
conference earns automatic qualification for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 bowl games. The process is as follows:

*      The evaluation includes the following for each conference (1) the ranking of the highest-ranked team in the
final BCS Standings each year (if a conference does not place a team in the final BCS Standings, then its highest-
ranked team is determined by the conference member that has the highest average ranking in the computer
rankings used in the BCS Standings), (2) the final regular-season rankings of all conference teams in the computer
rankings used by the BCS each year, and (3) the number of teams in the top 25 of the final BCS Standings each
year, with adjustments to account for differences in the number of members of each conference.

A conference will become the seventh automatic qualifier if it finishes in the top six conferences in both No. 1 and
No. 2 and if its ranking in No. 3 is equal to or greater than 50 percent of the conference with the highest ranking in
No. 3.

*       Further, a conference will be eligible to apply to the Presidential Oversight Committee for an exemption if it
finishes among the top six in both No. 1 and No. 2 and if its ranking in No. 3 is equal to or greater than 33.3 percent
of the conference with the highest ranking in No. 3, OR

      If it finishes among the top seven in either No. 1 or No. 2 and among the top five in the other and if its
ranking in No. 3 is equal to or greater than 33.3 percent of the conference with the highest ranking in No. 3.

No. 3 above, the “Top 25 Performance Rating,” will be calculated as follows: Points will be awarded to the
conferences based on their teams’ finishes in the top 25 of the final BCS Standings each year. Points will be
awarded as follows:

         Teams finishing 1-6:          4 points for each team

         Teams finishing 7-12:         3 points for each team

         Teams finishing 13-18:        2 points for each team


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         Teams finishing 19-25:        1 point for each team

The point totals will be adjusted to account for the size of the conference, as follows:

         Conference membership          Adjustment

         12 or more members             No adjustment

         10 or 11 members              Points increased by 12.5 percent

         9 or fewer members            Points increased by 25 percent

* The computations will be made according to the conference’s membership on December 4, 2011.




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 History of the Bowl Championship Series

 1998 Regular Season:

                           Dec. 12, 1998           Dec. 19, 1998         Jan. 4, 1999

                           First Round             Semi-Finals           National Championship

                            (6) Florida
BCS Bowl game
results:                   Ohio Stadium

Fiesta Bowl:                (3) Ohio State
(1) Tennessee 23,
(2) Florida State 16                                   Semi-Finals

                            (7) Wisconsin
Orange Bowl:
(8) Florida 31,             Doak Campbell
(15) Syracuse 10
                           (2)Florida State

Sugar Bowl:                 (5) Texas A&M
(4) Ohio State 24,
(6) Texas A&M 14            Rose Bowl

                            (4) UCLA
Rose Bowl:
(9) Wisconsin 38,                                    Semi-Finals
(5) UCLA 31
                            (8) Syracuse

                            Neyland Stadium

                           (1) Tennesee

 The BCS says, “In the first year of the Bowl Championship Series, Kansas State, Tennessee, and UCLA entered the
 final weekend of the regular season undefeated, but Kansas State lost to Texas A&M in the Big 12 championship
 game, and UCLA lost at Miami, creating a classic Tennessee-Florida State matchup for the national championship in
 the Fiesta Bowl. Tennessee emerged with the victory.”

  Automatic-Qualifying Conference Champions

 Atlantic Coast: #2 Florida State (11-1) Big East: #15 Syracuse (8-3) Big Ten: #9 Wisconsin (10-1)
 Big 12: #6 Texas A&M (11-2) Pac 10 #5 UCLA (10-1) SEC: #1 Tennessee (12-0)

   BCS At-Large Selections                      BCS At-Large Pool

                                      #3 Kansas State (10-1), #7 Arizona (10-1), #10 Tulane (11-0),
   #4 Ohio State (10-1), #8 Florida (9-2)
                                      #11 Nebraska (8-3), #12 Virginia (10-2), #13 Arkansas (10-2)
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1999 Regular Season

                           Dec. 11, 1999           Dec. 18, 1999         Jan. 4, 2000

                          First Round              Semi-Finals           National Championship

BCS Bowl game              (6) Wisconsin
results:
                           Memorial Stadium
Sugar Bowl:
                           (3) Nebraska
(1) Florida State 46,
(2) Virginia Tech 29                                   Semi-Finals

                            (7) Michigan
Fiesta Bowl:
(3) Nebraska 31,            Lane Stadium
(5) Tennessee 21
                           (2) Virginia Tech

Orange Bowl:               (5) Tennessee
(8) Michigan 35,
(4) Alabama 34             Bryant Denny Stadium

                           (4) Alabama
Rose Bowl:
(7) Wisconsin 17,                                    Semi-Finals
(22) Stanford 9
                           (8) Stanford

                            Doak Cambell

                           (1) Florida State

The BCS says, “The BCS formula worked to perfection when two undefeated teams-No. 1 Florida State and No. 2
Virginia Tech played in the Sugar Bowl. Florida State won its second title.”

Automatic Qualifying Conference Champions

Atlantic Coast: #1 Florida State (11-0) Big East: #2 Virginia Tech (11-0) Big Ten: #7 Wisconsin (9-2)
Big 12: #3 Nebraska (11-1) Pac 10:#NR Stanford (8-3) SEC: #4 Alabama (10-2)


 BCS At-Large Selections                               BCS At-Large Pool

 #5 Tennessee (9-2), #8 Michigan (9-2)                 #6 Kansas State (10-1), #10 Michigan State (9-2),
                                                       #12 Marshall (11-0)


 According to the BCS, “The criteria for eligibility for at-large consideration was changed from eight victories to
 nine victories.”
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 2000 Regular Season:

                           Dec. 16, 2000           Dec. 23, 2000         Jan. 3, 2001

                           First Round             Semi-Finals           National Championship

                            (6) Florida
BCS Bowl game
results:                    Orange Bowl

Orange Bowl:                (3) Miami
(1) Oklahoma 13,
                                                       Semi-Finals
(2) Florida State 2
                            (7) Notre Dame
Sugar Bowl:                 Doak Cambell
(3) Miami 37,
                            (2) Florida State
(7) Florida 20
                            (5) Oregon State
Rose Bowl:                  Husky Stadium
(4) Washington 34,
                            (4) Washington
(14) Purdue 24
                                                       Semi-Finals

Fiesta Bowl:                (8) Purdue
(6) Oregon State 41,
                             Gaylord Memorial
(11) Notre Dame 9
                            (1) Oklahoma

 The BCS says, “Again, the BCS produced a consensus national champion. There was no doubt which team was
 No.1-Oklahoma, defeated Florida State in the Orange Bowl to finish 13-0. On bowl Selection Sunday, three once-
 beaten teams were vying for a spot against the Sooners in the national championship game, Florida State, Miami
 and Washington. Miami had beaten Florida State during the regular season, and Washington had beaten Miami.
 However, Florida State earned the spot by finishing second in the BCS Standings, on the strength of victories over
 three ranked opponents (including two in the top ten.)

 Automatic Qualifying Conference Champions

 Atlantic Coast: #2 Florida State (11-1) Big East: #3 Miami (10-1) Big Ten: #14 Purdue (8-3)
 Big 12:#1 Oklahoma (12-0) Pac 10: #4 Washington (10-1) SEC: #7 Florida (10-2)

  BCS At-Large Selections                     BCS At-Large Pool

  # 6 Oregon State (10-1), #11 Notre          #5 Virginia Tech (10-1), #8 Nebraska (9-2), #9 Kansas State
  Dame (9-2)                                  (9-3), #12 Texas (9-2), #13 Georgia Tech (9-2) #14 TCU (10-1)
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 2001 Regular Season

                            Dec. 15, 2001           Dec. 22, 2001         Jan. 3, 2002

                           First Round              Semi-Finals           National Championship

                           (6) Illinois
BCS Bowl game
results:                    Folsom Field

Rose Bowl:                 (3) Colorado
(1) Miami 37,
(2) Nebraska 14                                         Semi-Finals

                           (7) Maryland
Fiesta Bowl:
(4) Oregon 38,             Memorial Stadium
(3) Colorado 16
                           (2) Nebraska
Sugar Bowl:                (5) Florida
(13) LSU 47,
(8) Illinois 34             Autzen Stadium

                           (4) Oregon
Orange Bowl:
(5) Florida 56,                                         Semi-Finals
(10) Maryland 23
                            (8) LSU

                            Orange Bowl

                           (1) Miami

 The BCS says, “Undefeated No. 1 Miami won the national championship by defeating Nebraska in the first Rose
 Bowl game in 55 years involving teams from outside the Big Ten and Pac-10. The Huskers, who spent much of the
 season as the No. 2 team in the nation, benefited from a rash of upsets on the final weekend of the regular season
 and in conference championship games to earn their spot in the national title game. Nebraska suffered its only loss
 of the regular season in its finale against Colorado. After the spate of upsets, Nebraska edged once-beaten Pac-10
 champion Oregon for the No. 2 spot in the final BCS Standings to advance to the Rose Bowl. The Hurricanes' Rose
 Bowl victory extended their winning streak to 23 games.”

 Automatic Qualifying Conference Champions

 Atlantic Coast: #10 Maryland (10-1), Big East: #1 Miami (11-0), Big Ten: #8 Illinois (10-1), Big 12: #3 Colorado (10-
 2), Pac-10: #4 Oregon (10-1) SEC: #13 LSU (9-3)
   BCS At-Large Selections                 BCS At-Large Pool

  #2 Nebraska (11-1),          #6 Tennessee (9-2), #7 Texas (9-2), #9 Stanford (9-2),
  #5 Florida (9-2)             #11 Oklahoma (9-2), #12 Washington State (9-2)
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2002 Regular Season

                          Dec. 14, 2002           Dec. 21, 2002        Jan. 3, 2003

                          First Round             Semi-Finals          National Championship

  BCS Bowl game            (6) Washington St.
  results:
                          Sanford Stadium
  Fiesta Bowl:
                           (3) Georgia
   (2) Ohio State 31,
  (1) Miami 24, 2 OT                                  Semi-Finals

                           (7) Oklahoma
  Sugar Bowl:
  (3) Georgia 26,          Ohio Stadium
  (14) Florida State 13
                          (2) Ohio State
  Orange Bowl:             (5) Iowa
  (4) USC 38,
  (5) Iowa 17              L.A Coliseum

                           (4) USC
  Rose Bowl:
  (7) Oklahoma 34,                                    Semi-Finals
  (6) Washington
  State 14                 (8) Florida State

                           Orange Bowl

                          (1) Miami

The BCS says: “The BCS formula created a national championship matchup for the ages when undefeated and No.1
Miami met undefeated and No. 2 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. In one of the greatest football games ever played,
the Buckeyes won, 31-24, in double overtime, to the end the Hurricanes' remarkable 34-game winning streak.”

Automatic Qualifiying Conference Champions

Atlantic Coast: #14 Florida State (9-4) Big East: #1 Miami(12-0) Big Ten: #2 Ohio State (13-0)
Big 12: #7 Oklahoma Pac 10: #6 Washington State (10-2) SEC: #3 Georgia (12-1)
 BCS At-Large Selections                   BCS At-Large Pool

 #4 University of Southern                 #8 Kansas State (10-2), #9 Notre Dame (10-2),
 California (10-2)                         #10 Texas (10-2), #11 Michigan (9-3),
                                           #12 Penn State (9-3), #13 Colorado (9-4)
 #5 Iowa (11-1)


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 2003 Regular Season

                           Dec. 13th , 2003          Dec. 20th , 2003         Jan. 4th, 2004

                           First Round              Semi-Finals           National Championship

                            (6) Florida State
BCS Bowl game
results:                   L.A Coliseum

Sugar Bowl:                 (3) USC
(2) LSU 21,
(1) Oklahoma 14                                        Semi-Finals

Orange Bowl:                (7) Miami
(9) Miami 16,
                            Tiger Stadium
(7) Florida State 14
                           (2) LSU

                            (5) Ohio State
Rose Bowl:
(3) USC 28,                 Michigan Stadium
(4) Michigan 14
                            (4) Michigan

                                                       Semi-Finals
Fiesta Bowl:
                            (8) Kansas State
(5) Ohio State 35,
(10) Kansas State 28        Gaylord Memorial

                           (1) Oklahoma

 The BCS says: “LSU won the national championship by beating Oklahoma in a pulsating defensive contest in the
 Sugar Bowl. Oklahoma, which spent the season as the top-ranked team in both polls, had earned a spot in the
 Sugar Bowl by finishing first in the final BCS Standings even though the Sooners were stunned by Kansas State in
 the Big 12 championship game. LSU, the SEC champion, edged USC for second place in the final BCS Standings to
 advance to the Sugar Bowl.”

 Automatic Qualfiying Conference Champions

 Atlantic Coast: #7 Florida State (10-2) Big East: #9 Miami (10-2) Big Ten: #4 Michigan (10-2) Big 12: #10 Kansas
 State (11-2) Pac 10: #3 USC (11-1) SEC: #2 LSU (12-1)

   BCS At-Large Selections                      BCS At-Large Pool

   #1 Oklahoma (12-1), #4 Ohio                  #6 Texas (10-2), #8 Tennessee (10-2),
   State (10-2)                                 #11 Miami (OH)(12-1),#12 Georgia (10-3), #13 Iowa (9-3),
                                                #14 Purdue (9-3)

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2004 Regular Season

                           Dec. 18, 2004            Dec. 25, 2004         Jan. 4, 2005

                           First Round              Semi-Finals          National Championship
  BCS Bowl game             (6) Virginia Tech
  results:

  Orange Bowl:             Jordan Hare Stadium
  (1) Southern
                            (3) Auburn
  California 55, (2)
  Oklahoma 19
                                                        Semi-Finals

  Sugar Bowl:               (7) Michigan
  (3) Auburn 16,
                            Gaylord Memorial
  (8) Virginia Tech 13
                           (2) Oklahoma
  Rose Bowl:
                            (5) Utah
  (4) Texas 38,
  (13) Michigan 37
                            Darryl K. Royal

                            (4) Texas
  Fiesta Bowl:
  (6) Utah 35,
                                                       Semi-Finals
  (21) Pittsburgh 7
                            (8) Pittsburg

                              L.A Colusiem

                            (1) USC

The BCS says: “Three teams won BCS bowl games to complete undefeated seasons. Top-ranked Southern
California won the national champion with a smashing victory over No. 2 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. Sugar
Bowl champion Auburn finished second in the coaches' and writers' polls. Utah, the first Mountain West
Conference member to play in a BCS bowl, capped its season with a victory over Pittsburgh in the Fiesta Bowl.”

Automatic Qualifying Conference Champions

Atlantic Coast: #8 Virginia Tech (10-2) Big East: (21) Pittsburg (8-3) Big Ten: (13) Michigan (9-2)
Big 12: (2) Oklahoma (12-0) MWC: (6) Utah (11-0) Pac 10:(1) USC (12-0) SEC: (3) Auburn (12-0)

  BCS At-Large Selections                BCS At-Large Pool

  #4 Texas (10-1)                        #5 California (10-1), #7 Georgia (9-2) #9 Boise State (11-0)
                                         #10 Louisville (10-1), #11 LSU (9-2), #12 Iowa (9-2),
                                         #14 Miami (FL) (8-3)

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2005 Regular Season

                          Dec. 17, 2005           Dec. 24, 2005         Jan. 4, 2006

                          First Round             Semi-Finals          National Championship

                           (6) Georgia
BCS Bowl game
results:
                          Beaver Stadium
Rose Bowl:
(2) Texas 41,              (3) Penn State
(1) Southern
California 38                                         Semi-Finals

                           (7) West Virginia
Orange Bowl:
(3) Penn State 26,         Darryl K. Royal
(22) Florida State 23,
                          (2) Texas
3 OT
                           (5) Notre Dame
Sugar Bowl:
                           Ohio Stadium
(11) West Virginia 38,
(7) Georgia 35
                           (4) Ohio State

Fiesta Bowl:                                          Semi-Finals
(4) Ohio State 34,
                           (8) Florida State
(6) Notre Dame 20
                           L.A Coliseum

                          (1) USC

The BCS says: “In a matchup that was anticipated all season, No. 2 Texas won the national championship with a
thrilling, come-from-behind victory over top-ranked Southern California in the Rose Bowl. Texas and USC were the
only Division I-A teams to finish the regular season undefeated, and held the top two spots in the BCS standings all
year. Penn State and Florida State played the first triple overtime game in BCS history, with Penn State pulling out
a 26-23 victory in the Orange Bowl. West Virginia made its first BCS appearance and defeated Georgia in the Sugar
Bowl, which was played in Atlanta in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.”

Automatic Qualifying Conference Champions

Atlantic Coast: #22 Florida State (8-4) Big East: #11 West Virginiam(10-1) Big Ten: #3 Penn State (10-1)
Big 12: #2 Texas (13-0) Pac 10: #1 USC (12-0) SEC: #7 Georgia (10-2) Independent: #6 Notre Dame (9-2)

BCS At-Large Selections                        BCS At-Large Pool

#4 Ohio State (9-2)                  #5 Oregon (10-1), #8 Miami (FL) (9-2), #9 Auburn (9-2),
                                     #10 Virginia Tech (10-2), #12 LSU (10-2), #13 Alabama (9-2),
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2006 Regular Season

Dec. 9, 2006           Dec. 16, 2006              Dec. 23, 2006      Jan. 8, 2007

First Round            Second Round               Semi-Finals        Nat’l Championship
                                                                                            BCS Bowl Results:
                       (6) Louisville
                                                                                            NCG:
                       Michigan Stadium
                                                                                            (2) Florida 41
                       (3) Michigan
                                                                                            (1) Ohio State 14
(10) Wake Forest                                  Semi-Finals
                                                                                            Sugar Bowl:
Bronco Stadium
                                                                                            (11) Notre Dame 14
(7) Boise State        Ben Hill Griffin Stadium                                             (4) LSU 41

                       (2) Florida                                                          Orange Bowl:

                        (5) USC                                                             (6) Louisville 24

                                                                                            (14) Wake Forest 13
                        Tiger Stadium
                                                                                            Fiesta Bowl:
                        (4) LSU
                                                                                            (8) Boise State 43
(9) Notre Dame                                    Semi-Finals
                                                                                            (10) Oklahoma 42
Gaylord Memorial
                                                                                            Rose Bowl:
(8) Oklahoma            Ohio Stadium
                                                                                            (5) USC 32
                        (1) Ohio State                                                      (3) Michigan 18

Automatic Qualifying Conference Champions

Atlantic Coast: #14 Wake Forest (11-2) Big East: #6 Louisville (11-1) Big Ten: #1 Ohio State (12-0)
Big 12: #10 Oklahoma (11-2) Pac 10: #5 USC (10-2) SEC: #2 Florida (12-1) WAC: #8 Boise State (12-0)

 BCS At-Large Selections                    BCS At-Large Pool

 #3 Michigan (11-1), #4 LSU (10-2)          #7 Wisconsin (11-1), #9 Auburn (10-2),
 #11 Notre Dame (10-2)                      #12 Arkansas (10-2), #13 West Virginia (10-2)




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2007 Regular Season

Dec. 8, 2007              Dec. 15, 2007              Dec. 22, 2007          Jan. 7th, 2008

First Round                Second Round              Semi-Finals            Nat’l Championship
                                                                                                          BCS Bowl Results:
                          (6) USC
                                                                                                          NCG:
                           Lane Stadium
                                                                                                          (2) LSU 38,
                          (3) Virginia Tech
                                                                                                          (1) Ohio State 24
(10) Illinois                                        Semi-Finals
                                                                                                          Orange Bowl:
Memorial Stadium                                                                                          (8) Kansas 24,

(7) Kansas                 Tiger Stadium                                                                  (3) Virginia Tech 21

                           (2)LSU                                                                         Fiesta Bowl:

                                                                                                          (9) West Virginia 48,
                           (5) Georgia
                                                                                                          (4) Oklahoma 28
                            Gaylord Memorial
                                                                                                          Sugar Bowl:
                           (4) Oklahoma
                                                                                                          (5) Georgia 41,
(9) Hawaii                                             Semi-Finals                                        (10) Hawaii 10

Milan Puskar Stadium                                                                                      Rose Bowl:

                                                                                                          (7) USC 49,
(8) West Virginia          Ohio Stadium
                                                                                                          (13) Illinois 17
                           (1) Ohio State

Automatic Qualifying Conference Champions

Atlantic Coast: #3 Virginia Tech (11-2) Big East: #9 West Virginia (10-2) Big Ten: #1 Ohio State (11-1)
Big 12: #4 Oklahoma (11-2) Pac 10: #7 USC (10-2) SEC: #2 LSU (11-2) WAC: #10 Hawaii (12-0)

  BCS At-Large Selections                     BCS At-Large Pool

  #5 Georgia (10-2), #8 Kansas                #6 Missouri (11-2), #11 Arizona State (10-2),
  (11-1), #13 Illinois (9-3)                  #12 Florida (9-3), #14 Boston College (10-3)




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2008 Regular Season

Dec. 13, 2008             Dec. 20, 2008              Dec. 27, 2008         Jan. 8, 2009

First Round                Second Round              Semi-Finals          Nat’l Championship
                                                                                                        BCS Bowl Results:
                          (6) Utah
                                                                                                        NCG:
                           Darryl K. Memorial
                                                                                                        (2) Florida 24,
                          (3) Texas
                                                                                                        (1) Oklahoma 14
(10) Virginia Tech                                     Semi-Finals
                                                                                                        Fiesta Bowl:
Beaver Stadium                                                                                          (3) Texas 24,

(7) Penn State            Ben Hill Griffin Stadium                                                      (10) Ohio State 21

                           (2)Florida                                                                   Sugar Bowl:

                           (5) USC                                                                      (6) Utah 31,

                                                                                                        (4) Alabama 17
                           Bryant Denny Stadium
                                                                                                        Orange Bowl:
                            (4) Alabama
                                                                                                        (19) Virginia Tech 20,
(9) Cincinnatti                                        Semi-Finals
                                                                                                        (12) Cincinnati 7
Ohio Stadium
                                                                                                        Rose Bowl:
(8) Ohio State            Gaylord Memorial
                                                                                                        (5) USC 38,
                           (1) Oklahoma                                                                 (8) Penn State 24

Automatic Qualifying Conference Champions

Atlantic Coast: #19 Virginia Tech (9-4) Big East: #12 Cincinnati (11-2) Big Ten: #8 Penn State (12-1)
Big 12: #1 Oklahoma (12-1) Pac 10: #5 USC (11-1) MWC: #6 Utah (12-0) SEC: #2 Florida (12-1)

  BCS At-Large Selections                      BCS At-Large Pool

  #3 Texas (11-1), #4 Alabama                  #7 Texas Tech (11-1), #9 Boise State (12-0), #11 TCU (10-
  (11-1), #10 Ohio State (10-2)                2), #13 Oklahoma State (9-3), #14 Georgia Tech (9-3)




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2009 Regular Season
                                                                             th
Dec. 12, 2009            Dec. 19, 2009           Dec. 26, 2009         Jan. 7 , 2010

First Round              Second Round            Semi-Finals           Nat’l Championship           BCS Bowl Results:

                         (6) Boise State                                                            NCG:

                         Nippert Stadium                                                            (1) Alabama 37,

                         (3) Cincinnati                                                             (2) Texas 21

(10) Iowa                                         Semi-Finals                                       Orange Bowl:

                                                                                                    (9) Iowa 24,
Autzen Stadium
                                                                                                    (10) Georgia Tech 14
(7) Oregon                 Darryl K. Royal
                                                                                                    Fiesta Bowl:
                          (2) Texas
                                                                                                    (6) Boise State 17,
                          (5) Florida
                                                                                                    (4) TCU 10
                          Amon G. Carter
                                                                                                    Sugar Bowl:
                          (4) TCU
                                                                                                    (5) Florida 51,
(9) Georgia Tech                                    Semi-Finals                                     (3) Cincinnati 24
Ohio Stadium                                                                                        Rose Bowl:

(8) Ohio State           Bryant Denny Stadium                                                       (8) Ohio State 26,

                         (1) Alabama                                                                (7) Oregon 17

Automatic Qualifying Conference Champions

Atlantic Coast: #9 Georgia Tech Big East: #3 Cincinnati Big Ten: #10 Ohio State Big 12: #2 Texas Pac 10: #7 Oregon
MWC: #4 TCU SEC: #2 Florida

  BCS At-Large Selections                    BCS At-Large Pool

  #5 Florida, #6 Boise State,                #11 Virginia Tech (9-3), #12 LSU (9-3),
  #10 Iowa                                   #13 Penn State (10-2), #14 BYU (10-2)




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