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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 champ

2. Sugar Bowl: SEC champ vs. BCS selection

3. Fiesta Bowl: Big 12 champ vs. BCS selection

4. Orange Bowl: ACC champ vs. BCS selection

5. 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.

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