Conferences are listed in order of strength. Each team's SI national ranking is in parentheses
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BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Jan. 1 Rose Bowl, in Pasadena
Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl, in Tempo, Ariz.
Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl, in New Orleans
Jan. 3 Orange Bowl, in Miami
The BCS will select the eight teams for its four bowls from the champions of the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC as well as two at-large teams. The two top teams, as determined by the complex BCS formula, will play for the national championship in the Orange Bowl.