Free Bagel wrote:I believe Deeray has it right Metroid. If the auto-bid goes to the NC game the bowl just gets moved up to the 1st pick amongst the at large teams, they are in no way forced to pick the #2 team from the conference that would have had an auto-bid.
Really? I always thought it went to the 2nd place finisher.
Consider me enlightened...you learn something new everyday, thanks Bagel.
Bagel/Deeray are right. However, make note of exactly
what Bagel said. They can choose an "at large team", not any team. There are certain rules for qualifying for a BCS game (the basic two are that a team must be in the top 14 of the final BCS standings and must win at least 9 regular season games, although there are some exceptions and disqualifying stuff that is pretty intense and I don't feel like going into atm.).
For more information on BCS bowl selections please see: http://www.bcsfootball.org/bcsfb/eligibility