The 2014 College Football BCS Championship game is the national championship game of the 2013 college football season and is scheduled for Monday, January 6, 2014. The game will be played at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. The kicking off time is at 8:30 p.m. ET.
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THE 2011 College Football BCS Championship game will feature the Auburn Tigers vs the Oregon Ducks at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. This will be the first time it will be televised by ESPN and also marks a later date (usually it's the Thursday of the week before). The winner takes college football's 2010 - 2011 National Championship. Will it be the SEC rep again? Read our Auburn vs Oregon 2011 BCS Championship Game Preview.
The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a selection system designed to give the top two teams in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) an opportunity to compete in a "national championship game". This championship is intended to replace the playoff system every other NCAA sport has.
The BCS relies on a combination of polls and computer ranking methods to determine relative team rankings, and to narrow the field to two teams to play in the BCS National Championship Game held after the other college bowl games. The winner of this game is crowned college football's BCS National Champion, and is guaranteed at least a share of the National Championship (the AP poll could name another team as champ). You can read more about the BCS controversy.
The BCS was established in 1998 to help determine the national champion for college football while maintaining a bowl system that's nearly 100 years old. The six biggest college football conferences: Big Ten, Pac-10, ACC, Big East, Big 12 and SEC committed their champions to play under the this system.
Before the 2004 season, Conference USA, along with the Sun Belt, Mid-American, Mountain West and Western Athletic conferences joined the BCS. However, those conferences are not guaranteed a BCS bowl.
The SEC has dominated the BCS since it was started, winning the past 3 championships; 4 of the past 6 and 5 overall. In the first BCS title game in 1998, No. 1 Tennessee defeated No. 2 Florida State, 23-16, in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Since then both LSU and Florida have won it all twice.
Below is the last few years history of the BCS National Championship game, which started in 1999 in the Fiesta Bowl. In 2007, a fifth game was added giving the BCS 10 teams to make 5 BCS bowls. Those bowls are the Rose, Fiesta, Sugar, Orange and BCS National Championship. So, now the BCS Championship game still rotates between the bowl locations; but it is played after the actual bowl so that effectively, for instance in 2010, you had the Rose Bowl and after that the BCS Championship game played in the Rose Bowl (January 7, 2010). This year it is the Fiesta Bowl followed by the BCS Championship Game in the same stadium on January 10, 2011.
|Jan. 10, 2011||BCS Title||Glendale, AZ||Auburn vs Oregon||??|
|Jan. 7, 2010||BCS Title||Pasadena, CA||Alabama 37, Texas 21||Mark Ingram, RB and Marcell Dareus, DL|
|Jan. 8, 2009||BCS Title||Miami, FL||Florida 24, Oklahoma 14||Tim Tebow, QB and Carlos Dunlap, DE|
|Jan. 7, 2008||BCS Title||New Orleans||LSU 38, Ohio State 24||Matt Flynn, QB and Ricky Jean-Francois, DE|
|Jan. 8, 2007||BCS Title||Glendale, Ariz.||Florida 41, Ohio State 14||Chris Leak, QB and Derrick Harvey, DE|
|Jan. 4, 2006||Rose||Pasadena, Calif.||Texas 41, USC 38||Vince Young, QB|
|Jan. 4, 2005||Orange||Miami||USC 55, Oklahoma 19||Matt Leinart, QB|
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