Pittsburgh is in the bcs because they won the big east and that automatically gives them a bid in the bcs no matter what. The AP had them in the high 20's before the Fiesta Bowl and they finished 2004-2005 ranked #25 after the Fiesta Bowl defeat. They were a ranked team.
to be ranked no. 1 or 2 in the BCS standings at the end of the season.
MAC teams do not receive automatic bids unless they are ranked in the top 15 of the BCS standings.
bama is ranked #2 in bcs poll
The BCS National Championship game which is the last bowl game of the year.It pits the #1 and #2 ranked teams in the BCS poll.
BCS stands for Bowl Championship Series. The BCS is the system that selects the Division 1-A college football teams to play in the BCS bowl games at the conclusion of each football season. There are 5 BCS Bowl Games:1. Rose Bowl: Pac 10 champ vs. Big Ten champ2. Sugar Bowl: SEC champ vs. BCS selection3. Fiesta Bowl: Big 12 champ vs. BCS selection4. Orange Bowl: ACC champ vs. BCS selection5. BCS National Championship Game: BCS #1 vs. BCS #2 If the champion of one of the 5 major conferences with BCS ties (bold above) is ranked #1 or #2 in the BCS and goes to the BCS NC game, then the bowl that has the tie to that conference may select another team, based on BCS ranking. For example, if USC wins the Pac 10 and is ranked #1 at the end of the regular season, then the Rose Bowl can select another team to play against the Big Ten champion. Otherwise, the specific Bowl must take the champion of the respective conference. In addition, Notre Dame gets an automatic berth if it finishes in the top 8 in the BCS ranking; the Big East champion gets an automatic berth to one of the games; and a non-BCS-conference team ranked in the top 12 (or in the top 16 and ranked higher than at least one BCS conference champion) gets an automatic berth, but only one non-BCS conference team can get a berth each year.
The highest ranked team is selected as home.
The BCS championship game is the Bowl Championship Series which creates five of the bowl match-ups, including ten of the top ranked teams in the United States.
Since the BCS was introduced in 1998, TCU has not gone undefeated. In the 2003 season they were 11-1 at bowl selection time, having won their first 10 games before suffering their only loss to Southern Mississippi. They were ranked 18th in the BCS polls. The reason they weren't ranked higher is because they were playing in the Conference USA football conference (considered a mid-major) which did not have many good teams therefore, TCU couldn't accumulate BCS points for playing a difficult schedule. In the 2005 season, TCU wound up the regular season at 10-1, winning their last 9 games. They were, as they are currently, a member of the Mountain West Conference (another mid-major) and, similar to 2003, did not qualify for a BCS bowl. Rules for selecting BCS bowl teams changed with the 2006 season. Now, should the conference champion from Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, Sun Belt, or Western Athletic Conferences be A) ranked in the top 12 in the final BCS standings, or B) ranked among the top 16 teams in the final BCS Standings and ranked higher than the champion of one of the conferences whose champion has an annual automatic berth in a BCS bowl, that team will qualify for a BCS bowl game. Had the above rules been in effect in 2005, TCU would have qualified for a BCS bowl.
Yes, UVA has been ranked in Football. In 2007 they were ranked as high as 14th, In 2004, they achieved their highest ranking of the BCS era at 6th, but most famously they were ranked number 1 in the nation for a short while during the 1990 season.
yes if they are ranked 1 and 2 in the polls
In 1997, the Steelers defense was ranked 6th in the NFL in total yards. They were ranked #18 against the pass and #1 against the run.
Pittsburgh has a population of about 335,000 people. It is ranked the best place to live in America, and is growing at a very fast pace.
The Auburn Tigers are currently ranked no. 1 in both the AP and Coaches polls, based on the last rankings released after the Tigers' victory over Oregon in the 2011 BCS National Championship Game.
i believe that we're very good with it. we ranked highly.
Ten teams get to play in the BCS each year. Two play for the National Championship, while the other eight will play in the Sugar, Orange, Fiesta and Rose Bowls. Any of the 120 FBS teams are "eligible," but only the winners of the six BCS conferences get an automatic berth. (These are the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East and the Pac-10.) Only one team from a non-BCS conference can get an automatic berth, and they must be ranked in the top-12, or in the top-16 if they are higher than another BCS conference champion. The only exception is Notre Dame, who gets an automatic berth as long as they are ranked in the top-8.
In 2009, the Steelers defense was ranked 5th overall in total yards. They were #3 against the run and #16 against the pass.
0 so far, but Oregon has been ranked up to #2 in the BCS poll more than once.
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A BCS team is a an FBS team that is one of the "Power Confrences: Big 10, Big 12, SEC, Big East, Pac 10, ACC, Notre Dame ( the only Independent in BCS) and soon the Mountain West. These confrences were selected to the BCS because they filled the Big Bowls prior to the BCS. The BCS is just like the American Economy, the allocation of funds is just not equal, but with the mass media, ESPN U, and talk radio smaller school are gettin big time coverage, and with good players wanting to play as soon as they get to campus such confrences like the Mountain West gain popularity, but it is not the upper class schools of the smaller confrence, but the bottom feeders that is excluding schools such as Boise State. Wyoming is a prime example of keeping the Mountain West out. But the BCS is a joke; keep the bowl games and have a playoff!!!!! The phrase "BCS football team" varies in its usage. The phrase differs according to whether you are a have or a have-not. Have-Nots: Participants in recent congressional hearings used the phrase to mean a team in one of the 6 BCS conferences (or Notre Dame, which gets preferential treatment by the BCS). A "BCS Conference" would be a conference with a tie-in to one of the BCS bowls. Haves: The teams in the BCS conferences use the phrase to mean a team playing in a BCS bowl. With his team ranked eighth in the BCS, Phil Fulmer of Tennessee said, "I do believe we are capable of being a BCS football team." The BCS is a rankings made by computers. For more details go to espn.com
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