The History of the BCS Bowls

Posted on 4 Dec, 2012, by in Featured

The regular season is over, the Heisman candidates have been announced and the bowl games have been setup. What’s left? Get ready and wait for bowl season to begin, but mostly for the BCS Bowls, offering most of the interesting games to see in the 2012-2013 bowl season, with the end of the BCS era sorta coming to an end very soon.

It began with the 1998-1999 season, setting up a national championship game that rotates between the Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, Fiesta Bowl and Sugar Bowl. Instead of creating a system that gives the nation one definitive champion, it made things more complicated more often than not. Later it was changed to a separate national championship game plus the four BCS bowl games. It all changes in 2014, when the playoffs, a disappointing version of them, finally arrive.

1998

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Fiesta Bowl (National Championship Game) - Tennessee 23, Florida State 16.

Rose Bowl - Wisconsin 38, UCLA 31.

Orange Bowl - Florida 31, Syracuse 10.

Sugar Bowl - Ohio State 24, Texas A&M 14.

1999

Sugar Bowl (NC Game) - Florida State 46, Virginia Tech 29.

Rose Bowl - Wisconsin 17, Stanford 9.

Orange Bowl - Michigan 35, Alabama 34.

Fiesta Bowl - Nebraska 31, Tennessee 21.

2000

Oklahoma vs FSU The History of the BCS Bowls

Orange Bowl (NC game) - Oklahoma 13, Florida State 2.

Rose Bowl - Washington 34, Purdue 17.

Fiesta Bowl - Oregon State 41, Notre Dame 9.

Sugar Bowl - Miami 37, Florida 20.

2001

Rose Bowl (NC game) - Miami 37, Nebraska 14.

Fiesta Bowl - Oregon 38, Colorado 16.

Sugar Bowl - LSU 47, Illinois 34.

Orange Bowl - Florida 56, Maryland 23.

2002

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Fiesta Bowl (NC game) - Ohio State 31, Miami 24.

Rose Bowl - Oklahoma 34, Washington State 14.

Sugar Bowl - Georgia 26, Florida State 13.

Orange Bowl - USC 38, Iowa 17.

2003

Suger Bowl (NC game) - LSU 21, Oklahoma 14. While winning the BCS national championship game, the Tigers were not consensus national champions. USC ended the regular season ranked No. 3 in the final BCS standings, with three Coaches Poll voting coaches defecting from their agreement with the BCS to vote its designated game winner as champion, instead voting for USC. USC was voted No. 1 in the Associated Press poll, and the AP awarded USC their National Championship. So, the 2003 Season ended with split champions which is what the BCS was organized to prevent. Because of this split championship, significant changes were made to the BCS formula for the 2004–05 season.

Rose Bowl - USC 28, Michigan 14.

Orange Bowl - Miami 16, Florida State 14.

Fiesta Bowl - Ohio State 35, Kansas State 28.

2004

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Orange Bowl (NC game) - USC 55, Oklahoma 19. USC later vacated that victory.

Rose Bowl - Texas 38, Michigan 37.

Fiesta Bowl - Utah 35, Pittsburgh 7.

Sugar Bowl - Auburn 16, Virginia Tech 13.

2005

Rose Bowl (NC game) - Texas 41, USC 38.

Fiesta Bowl - Ohio State 34, Notre Dame 20.

Sugar Bowl - West Virginia 38, Georgia 35.

Orange Bowl - Penn State 26, Florida State 23. Penn State vacated that win.

2006

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BCS NC game - Florida 41, Ohio State 14.

Rose Bowl - USC 32, Michigan 18.

Fiesta Bowl - Boise State 43, Oklahoma 42.

Orange Bowl - Louisville 24, Wake Forest 13.

Sugar Bowl - LSU 41, Notre Dame 14.

2007

BCS NC game - LSU 38, Ohio State 24.

Rose Bowl - USC 49, Illinois 17.

Sugar Bowl - Georgia 41, Hawai’i 10.

Fiesta Bowl - West Virginia 48, Oklahoma 28.

Orange Bowl - Kansas 24, Virginia Tech 21.

2008

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BCS NC game - Florida 24, Oklahoma 14.

Rose Bowl - USC 38, Penn State 24.

Orange Bowl - Virginia Tech 20, Cincinnati 7.

Sugar Bowl - Utah 31, Alabama 17.

Fiesta Bowl - Texas 24, Ohio State 21.

2009

BCS NC game - Alabama 34, Texas 21.

Rose Bowl - Ohio State 26, Oregon 17.

Sugar Bowl - Florida 51, Cincinnati 24.

Fiesta Bowl - Boise State 17, TCU 10.

Orange Bowl - Iowa 24, Georgia Tech 19.

2010

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BCS NC game - Auburn 22, Oregon 19.

Rose Bowl - TCU 21, Wisconsin 19.

Fiesta Bowl - Oklahoma 48, Connecticut 20.

Sugar Bowl - Ohio State 31, Arkansas 26. Ohio State vacated that win.

Orange Bowl - Stanford 40, Virginia Tech 12.

2011

BCS NC game - Alabama 21, LSU 0.

Rose Bowl - Oregon 45, Wisconsin 38.

Fiesta Bowl - Oklahoma State 41, Stanford 38.

Sugar Bowl - Michigan 23, Virginia Tech 20.

Orange Bowl - West Virginia 70, Clemson 33.

Appearances in BCS Bowls

1 – Arkansas, Purdue, UCLA, Washington, Oregon State, Washington State, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Connecticut, Texas A&M, Colorado, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Hawai’i, Maryland, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Clemson

2 – Illinois, Iowa, Penn State, Cincinnati, Nebraska, Utah, Boise State, TCU

3 – Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, Notre Dame, Stanford, West Virginia

4 – Oregon, Texas, Miami, Wisconsin

5 – LSU, Florida State, Michigan, Virginia Tech

6 – Florida

7 – USC

8 – Oklahoma

9 – Ohio State