2013-14 Non-BCS Bowl Schedule

With one year of the BCS remaining, so too remains a last large-format non-BCS bowl schedule, with 30 games and 60 slots open for teams who don’t reach the 10 available BCS positions.

As in years past, if conferences are unable to qualify enough teams as bowl-eligible, bowls can select from other bowl-eligible teams or may have contracts for other conferences to fill certain affiliations. Games begin this season Dec. 21 and run through Jan. 5, 2014; from San Diego to the Bronx, NY and many places in between.

You might notice the new conference affiliation listed, “American.”  That’s the new name of the Big East this season. The American Athletic Conference (AAC or “The American”) inherited the Big East’s slots and BCS bowl affiliation. The other conferences are the same as they ever were.

Date Bowl Team Team
Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl MWC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 7
Dec. 21 Las Vegas Bowl MWC No. 1 vs. Pac-12 No. 5
Dec. 21 Idaho Potato Bowl MAC No. 3 vs. MWC No. 6
Dec. 21 New Orleans Bowl Sun Belt No. 1 vs. C-USA No. 7
Dec. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl C-USA No. 5 vs. American No. 6
Dec. 24 Hawai’i Bowl MWC No. 5 vs. C-USA No. 2
Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl MAC No. 1 vs. Big Ten No. 8
Dec. 26 Poinsettia Bowl MWC No. 2 vs. Army (if avail.)
Dec. 27 Military Bowl ACC No. 8 vs. C-USA No. 6
Dec. 27 Car Care Bowl of Texas Big 12 No. 6 vs. Big Ten No. 6
Dec. 27 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Pac-12 No. 6 vs. ACC No. 9
Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl American No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 7
Dec. 28 Belk Bowl ACC No. 5 vs. American No. 3
Dec. 28 Russell Athletic Bowl American No. 2 vs. ACC No. 3
Dec. 28 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Big 12 No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4
Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl C-USA No. 3 vs. MWC No. 3
Dec. 30 Music City Bowl ACC No. 6 vs. SEC No. 7
Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl Pac-12 No. 2 vs. Big 12 No. 3
Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl Big 12 No. 5 vs. Pac-12 No. 3
Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl ACC No. 7 vs. SEC No. 10
Dec. 31 Sun Bowl ACC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 4
Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl C-USA No. 1 vs. SEC No. 8
Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5
Jan. 1 Gator Bowl Big Ten No. 5 vs. SEC No. 6
Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl Big Ten No. 7 vs. C-USA No. 4
Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2
Jan. 1 Outback Bowl Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC No. 4
Jan. 3 Cotton Bowl SEC No. 3 vs. Big 12 No. 2
Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl American No. 5 vs. SEC No. 9
Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com Bowl Sun Belt No. 2 vs. MAC No. 2

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2014 BCS Bowl Schedule

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One last time, the Bowl Championship Series will feature five bowls — the traditional Rose, Sugar, Orange and Fiesta Bowls, along with the “double-hosting” format BCS National Championship Game to be played in Pasadena on January 6, 2014.

Affiliations appear with all five BCS bowls, either by conference or by BCS ranking. If the conference is unable to fulfill an affiliation (i.e. that team is selected for the title game) the bowl can choose any BCS-eligible at-large team. For more information on the selection process, head over to the BCS Bowls page.

Note: The American Athletic Conference is not directly tied to any one BCS bowl, but the conference’s champion will receive a bid to the BCS in the conference’s last season.

2014 BCS Schedule

Rose Bowl

January 1, 2014 5 p.m. ET

Big Ten Conference

vs.

Pac-12 Conference

Fiesta Bowl

January 1, 2014 8:30 p.m. ET

Big 12 Conference

vs.

BCS At-large

Sugar Bowl

January 2, 2014 8:30 p.m. ET

Southeastern Conference

vs.

BCS At-large

 —

Orange Bowl

January 3, 2014 8:30 p.m. ET

Atlantic Coast Conference

vs.

BCS At-large

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BCS National Championship Game in Pasadena, Calif.

January 6, 2014 8:30 p.m. ET

BCS No. 1

vs.

BCS No. 2

2012-2013 Non-BCS Bowl Schedule

Thirty non-BCS bowls are confirmed for the 2012-13 postseason, featuring showdowns between all 11 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences everywhere from New York to New Mexico. With more than three weeks of continuous action, there’s a game for everyone.

A total of 60 teams will aim first to include on this list come bowl season. But for now, all bowls are listed with their conference affiliation, or the order in which that bowl will choose its participants from each conference. Names and affiliations are subject to change and subject to the conference making enough teams bowl-eligible.

If a conference does not feature enough bowl-eligible teams, the bowl may choose other bowl-eligible teams from around the FBS.

Date Bowl Team Team
Dec. 15 New Mexico Bowl MWC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 7
Dec. 15 Idaho Potato Bowl WAC No. 1/No. 2 vs. MAC No. 3
Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl MWC No. 2 vs. BYU (if avail.)
Dec. 21 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl C-USA No. 4 vs. Big East No. 6
Dec. 22 New Orleans Bowl Sun Belt No. 1 vs. C-USA No. 6
Dec. 22 MAACO Las Vegas Bowl MWC No. 1 vs. Pac-12 No. 5
Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl MWC No. 5 vs. C-USA No. 2
Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Big Ten No. 8 vs. MAC No. 2
Dec. 27 Military Bowl ACC No. 8 vs. Army (if avail.)
Dec. 27 Belk Bowl ACC No. 5 vs. Big East No. 3
Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl Pac-12 No. 3 vs. Big 12 No. 5
Dec. 28 Independence Bowl SEC vs. ACC No. 7
Dec. 28 Russell Athletic Bowl ACC No. 3 vs. Big East No. 2
Dec. 28 Care Care Bowl of Texas Big Ten No. 6 vs. Big 12 No. 6
Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl C-USA No. 3 vs. MWC No. 4/No. 5
Dec. 29 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Pac-12 No. 6 vs. Navy (if avail.)
Dec. 29 Pinstripe Bowl Big East No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 7
Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl Pac-12 No. 2 vs. Big 12 No. 3
Dec. 29 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Big 12 No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4/No. 5
Dec. 31 Music City Bowl ACC No. 6 vs. SEC No. 7
Dec. 31 Sun Bowl ACC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 4
Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl C-USA No. 1 vs. Big East No. 5 or SEC No. 8/No.9
Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5
Jan. 1 Ticket City Bowl Big Ten No. 7 vs. C-USA No. 5
Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2
Jan. 1 Outback Bowl Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC No. 3/No. 4
Jan. 1 Gator Bowl Big Ten No. 4/No. 5 vs. SEC No. 6
Jan. 4 Cotton Bowl SEC No. 3/No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 3
Jan. 5 BBVA Compass Bowl C-USA/Big East No. 5 vs. SEC No. 8/No. 9
Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl Sun Belt No. 2 vs. MAC No. 1

2013 BCS Bowl Schedule

The BCS bowl pairings for 2013 have been announced.

Once again, the Bowl Championship Series will be composed of five bowl games — the traditional Rose, Sugar, Orange and Fiesta Bowls, along with the “double-hosting” format BCS National Championship Game to be played in Miami on January 7, 2013.

Months still separate 10 teams from the BCS trips to Glendale, Pasadena, New Orléans and Miami, but for those squads with high aspirations, a trip to those locations is the goal.

Conference affiliations appear with all five BCS bowls. If the conference is unable to fulfill an affiliation, the bowl can choose any BCS-eligible at-large team. For more information on the selection process, head over to the BCS Bowls page.

Note: The Big East is not directly tied to any one BCS bowl, but the conference’s champion will receive a bid to the BCS.

2013 BCS Schedule

Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

January 1, 2013 5 p.m. EST

Big Ten Conference

vs.

Pac-12 Conference

Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla.

January 1, 2013 8:30 p.m. EST

Atlantic Coast Conference

vs.

BCS At-large

Sugar Bowl in New Orléans, La.

January 2, 2013 8:30 p.m. EST

Southeastern Conference

vs.

BCS At-large

 —

Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona

January 3, 2013 8:30 p.m. EST

Big 12 Conference

vs.

BCS At-large

BCS National Championship Game in Miami, Fla.

January 7, 2013 8:30 p.m. EST

BCS No. 1

vs.

BCS No. 2

2012 BCS Bowl Schedule

This is the BCS schedule for the games following the 2011 season. For the games following the 2012 season, visit the 2013 BCS Bowl Schedule.

The 2012 BCS Bowls matchups have been announced. Check them out HERE.

Ten teams will have a chance to participate in the Bowl Championship Series at the end of the 2011 college football season, but only two will play for a national title.

Months still separate those 10 teams from their BCS destinies and trips to Glendale, Pasadena, New Orleans and Miami, but for those squads with high aspirations, a trip to those locations is the goal.

Once again, the Bowl Championship Series will be comprised of five bowl games — the traditional Rose, Sugar, Orange and Fiesta Bowls, along with the “double hosting” format BCS National Championship Game to be played in New Orleans on January 9, 2012.

All five BCS bowls are listed with conference affiliations. If the conference is unable to fulfill an affiliation, the bowl can choose any BCS-eligible at-large team. For more information on the selection process, head over to the BCS Bowls page.

2012 BCS Schedule

Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

January 2, 2012 5 p.m. EST

Big Ten Conference

vs.

Pacific 12 Conference

Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona

January 2, 2012 8:30 p.m. EST

Big 12 Conference

vs.

BCS At-large

Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, La.

January 3, 2012 8:30 p.m. EST

Southeastern Conference

vs.

BCS At-large

 —

Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla.

January 4, 2012 8:30 p.m. EST

Atlantic Coast Conference

vs.

BCS At-large

BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans, La.

January 9, 2012 8:30 p.m. EST

BCS No. 1

vs.

BCS No. 2

2011-2012 Non-BCS Bowl Schedule

The 2011-12 non-BCS bowl schedule has been announced, check it out HERE.

Bowl season may be months away, but its never too early to begin thinking about just where your favorite team might end up when bowl season comes around in December.

Once again, 30 bowls have been confirmed for the non-BCS bowl schedule for any of the teams in the FBS who finish with a winning record.

No “new” bowls have been added, but two bowls — the Belk Bowl and the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas — have changed sponsorship, and therefore, their respective names.

With games spread over more than three weeks and across the country, teams will have the opportunity to prove their strength against teams from other conferences during their winter breaks.

Bowls are listed with their conference ties, the conferences with which they have contracted to invite member schools to play in the bowls.

If a conference is unable to supply enough bowl-eligible teams (.500 record or better), the bowl can choose a non-contracted, bowl-eligible school from another conference.

Date Bowl Conference Tie #1 Conference Tie #2
Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl Pac-12 No. 7 vs. MWC No. 4 or No. 5
Dec. 17 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl WAC No. 1 or No. 2 vs. MAC No. 3
Dec. 17 New Orleans Bowl Sun Belt No. 1 vs. C-USA No. 5
Dec. 20 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl Big East No. 6 vs. C-USA No. 4
Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl MWC No. 2 vs. WAC
Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas MWC No. 1 vs. Pac-12 No. 5
Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl C-USA No. 2 vs. Hawaii (if eligible) or WAC No. 3
Dec. 26 Independence Bowl MWC No. 3 vs. ACC No. 7
Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl MAC No. 2 vs. Big Ten No. 8
Dec. 28 Belk Bowl Big East No. 3 vs. ACC No. 5
Dec. 28 Military Bowl ACC No. 8 vs. Navy (if eligible) or at-large
Dec. 29 Holiday Bowl Pac-12 No. 3 vs. Big 12 No. 5
Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl Big East No. 2 vs. ACC No. 3
Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl Pac-12 No. 2 vs. Big 12 No. 3
Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl C-USA No. 3 vs. BYU (if eligible) or MWC No. 4 or No. 5
Dec. 30 Pinstripe Bowl Big East No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 7
Dec. 30 Music City Bowl ACC No. 6 vs. SEC No. 7
Dec. 30 Insight Bowl Big Ten No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 4
Dec. 31 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas Big Ten No. 6 vs. Big 12 No. 6
Dec. 31 Sun Bowl ACC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 4
Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl SEC No. 8 vs. C-USA No. 1
Dec. 31 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Pac-12 vs. Army (if eligible) or at-large
Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5
Jan. 2 Ticket City Bowl Big Ten vs. C-USA
Jan. 2 Outback Bowl SEC No. 3 or No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 3
Jan. 2 Capital One Bowl Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2
Jan. 2 Gator Bowl Big Ten No. 4 or No. 5 vs. SEC No. 6
Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl SEC No. 3 or No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 2
Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl Big East No. 5 vs. SEC No. 8
Jan. 8 GoDaddy.com Bowl Sun Belt vs. MAC No. 1

Q&A Session: The 2010 BCS and College Football Season

Here’s a quick post where I’ll try to answer some pretty common questions about the upcoming season when it comes to the BCS and the season. If you have any other questions that aren’t here ask ’em in the comments section and I’ll update the page!

Q. When do the first BCS standings come out? What is the rest of the BCS release schedule?

A. The first BCS standings will be released on the Sunday following Week Seven action, October 17th.

The rest of the release schedule is as follows:

BCS Week Two: October 24th
BCS Week Three: October 31st
BCS Week Four: November 7th
BCS Week Five: November 14th
BCS Week Six: November 21st
BCS Week Seven: November 28th
Final BCS Standings: December 5th

The final BCS standings will be released in conjunction with the BCS bowl pairings.

Q. What are the BCS conferences?

A. There are six BCS conferences, thus named because the champions of those conferences are automatically awarded BCS bowl bids. The six conferences are the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, Pac-10 and Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Q. What are the non-BCS conferences?

A. There are five non-BCS conferences, named as such because their champions do not automatically qualify for BCS bowl bids. However, one champion from the non-BCS conferences will qualify for a BCS bowl bid if they are ranked in the top 12 in the final BCS standings, or if a champion from a non-BCS conference is ranked higher than any BCS conference champion ranked among the top 16.

The five non-BCS conferences are the Conference USA (C-USA), the Mountain West Conference (MWC), the Sun Belt Conference, the Mid-American Conference (MAC), and the Western Athletic Conferences (WAC).

Q. When is the 2010 Heisman Trophy presentation?

A. The Heisman Trophy Trust will host the 2010 Heisman Trophy presentation on December 11th, 2010. The presentation will be broadcast live by ESPN.

Q. When are the conference championship games?

A. Conference championship games for the Big 12, ACC, SEC, MAC and C-USA will be held on Saturday, December 4th.

Q. What is the new Rose Bowl selection process?

A. As explained HERE the new process is as follows:

The first time the Rose Bowl loses one of its traditional hosts (Big Ten or Pac-10 Champion) to the BCS National Championship Game, and a non-BCS team automatically qualifies for the BCS (as explained above), that non-BCS team will be selected by the Rose Bowl.

Q. Who is eligible for postseason play?

A. Members of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) will be eligible for postseason play if they finish the season with a winning percentage over .500. If there are not enough bowl-eligible teams, then teams which finish at .500 will be eligible as well.

For the 2010 season, the University of Southern California will not be eligible for postseason play due to sanctions handed down to the university by the NCAA because of NCAA infractions.

Q. What schools are currently under investigation by the NCAA?

A. Good news! BCS Know How is already keep track of the ever-growing list of ongoing investigations that the NCAA is performing right HERE.