November 17, 1998 |
Turns out it was no joke when someone suggested college football's national championship matchup might be decided by a decimal point instead of a field goal. Despite ranking third in the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN coaches' polls, UCLA held onto its No. 2 position in Monday's bowl championship series rankings. The top two schools in the four-part BCS formula play for the national title in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 4.
April 4, 2004 |
Commissioners representing the six bowl championship series conferences emerged from a Saturday meeting saying there will a significant change in the way college football's champion will be determined next year. "Without question," BCS coordinator and Big East commissioner Michael Tranghese said. The only question left is how the system will be amended. The six-year BCS erupted into controversy last year when USC finished No.
October 26, 1999 |
The first bowl championship series rankings were released Monday night and, surprise, there were no real surprises. The top four schools in the ratings are Florida State, Penn State, Virginia Tech and Tennessee, the exact order in which the schools appear in this week's writers' and coaches' polls. Florida State ranks first in the BCS with a total of 3.55 points, followed by Penn State at 5.75, Virginia Tech at 6.25, Tennessee at 9.73, Kansas State at 10.86 and Florida at 13.21.
June 9, 2004 |
Bowl championship series commissioners will conduct a conference call today during which they probably will approve a proposal in which each of the four major bowls will play host to a second game every four years. The format, originally known as "piggyback," is now being called "double-hosting." Beginning in 2006, the Rose, Orange, Sugar and Fiesta bowls each would play host to two games once every four years -- their own bowl and a BCS title game about one week later.
April 25, 2005 |
College football leaders today begin meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz., to continue repair work on the bowl championship series standings. The controversial BCS formula, which is used to select the sport's national title game participants, has been tweaked almost every year since its inception in 1998. This year, however, the BCS faces a unique challenge -- finding a way to choose No. 1 and No. 2 now that Associated Press has pulled its poll out of the standings formula.
December 4, 2002 |
The latest strange development in the always strange bowl championship series: One day after USC all but clinched a BCS at-large berth by jumping over Iowa into the No. 4 spot in the BCS standings, the Big Ten Conference office issued a news release Tuesday stating Iowa "will play in a bowl championship series (BCS) game to determined after the results of Saturday's games are known."
December 26, 2013 |
Stanford is back in the Rose Bowl for the second year in a row. Michigan State is playing in the game for the first time in a quarter-century. Coaches and players from both teams sounded equally grateful for the opportunity during a news conference Thursday at Disneyland. "It's almost weird to feel like we were just here," said Stanford Coach David Shaw , whose team defeated Wisconsin in the 2013 Rose Bowl. "It's no less special. "It's just as exciting because the Rose Bowl is different than any other game.
February 5, 2005 |
College football leaders emerged from three days of meetings in Dallas on Friday with some news. Just not the news. As expected, conference commissioners announced that three of the bowl championship series partners -- Fiesta, Orange and Sugar -- have agreed in principle with Fox to remain in the BCS rotation through 2010. The payout for schools participating in BCS games is expected to range between $17 million and $18 million over the course of the four-year deal.
April 26, 2005 |
College football leaders are not pretending they can fix their sport during three days of spring meetings at a plush desert resort, but Monday was a start. Restoring credibility after two off-the-chart controversial years and finding a new system to choose a national football champion were the lead topics during daylong meetings involving bowl championship series officials. On the credibility front Grant Teaff, executive director of the American Football Coaches Assn.