Team will be seeded based on the BCS formula. Six conferences gain automatic bids, the Big East, Big 10, SEC, Pac-10, Big 12 and ACC. The five remaining conferences receive provisional bids. Teams from small conferences qualify for the tournament provided their win-loss record is better than the bottom four seeds of the BCS ratings (BCS rates 15, not 16 teams). The provisional teams will be ranked using a formula that factors in wins, opponents' wins and conference strength.
In the case of this year's tournament the qualifying conference champions are as follows:
ACC: Florida State
Big 12: Oklahoma
Big East: Miami (Fla)
Big Ten: Ohio State
Pac-10: Washington State
Conf USA: TCU 9-2
MAC: Marshall 9-2
MWC: Colorado State 10-3
WAC: Boise State 11-1
Sun Belt: North Texas 7-5
USC, Iowa, Kansas State, Notre Dame, Texas, Michigan.
THE NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Tuesday, December 17
Game 1, at Miami, Fla.
(1)Miami 12-0 vs. (16) Boise State
Game 2, at Manhattan, Kan.
(8)Kansas State vs. (9) Notre Dame
Game 3, at Iowa City, Iowa
(5)Iowa vs. (12) Florida State
Wednesday, December 18
Game 4, at Los Angeles, Calif
(4) USC vs. (13)Marshall
Game 5, at Athens, Geor.
(3)Georgia vs. (14)Colorado State
Game 6, at Pullman, Wash.
(6)Washington State vs. (11)Michigan
Thursday, December 19th
Game 7, at Norman, Oklahoma
(7)Oklahoma vs. (10)Texas
Game 8, at Columbus, Ohio
(2)Ohio State vs. (15)TCU
Tuesday, December 24th
Game 9, at Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fl.
Mia/BSU vs. KSU/ND
Game 10, at Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif.
Iowa/FSU vs. Marshall/USC
Wednesday, December 25th
Game 11, Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Tex.
UGA/CSU vs. WSU/Mich
Game 12, Citrus Bowl, Tampa Fl.
Okl/Tx vs. OSU/TCU
Wednesday, January 1
Game 13, Orange Bowl, Miami, Fl.
Winner game 9 vs. Winner game 10
Game 14, Sugar Bowl, New Orleans, LA.
Winner game 11 vs. Winner game 12
Saturday, January 12
Fiesta Bowl, Tempe, Ariz.
Winner game 13 vs. Winner game 14
Stay tuned for the results…
Cat Tracks will have the results based on a super secret formula on the dates listed above. The Cat Tracks Mock Champion will be crowned on the 12th of January.
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