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BCS Bowls: Rankings Released And Schedule Set With LSU And Alabama In Title Game

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First Posted: 12/05/11 07:36 AM ET Updated: 12/05/11 07:36 AM ET

By Dave Miller, National Football Post

Bowl Projection season is over. Now we look ahead to the games themselves as the official 2011-12 bowl matchups are set.

The final Bowl Championship Series standings were released Sunday night, and here is what the Top 10 looked like.

Final BCS standings, Top 10:

1) LSU 2) Alabama 3) Oklahoma State 4) Stanford 5) Oregon 6) Arkansas 7) Boise State 8) Kansas State 9) South Carolina 10) Wisconsin

Let’s take a look at all of the bowl matchups.

Key

* Replacement team for a conference that does not have enough bowl-eligible teams.
** The Champs Sports Bowl can select Notre Dame instead of a Big East team once in the four-year period stretching from 2010-13.
*** Replacement because of two SEC teams being in the BCS championship game.
**** Liberty Bowl had the option of selecting a Big East team


BCS bowls

Jan. 2 Rose: Wisconsin (Big Ten champ) vs. Oregon (Pac-12 champ)

Jan. 2 Fiesta: Oklahoma State (Big 12 champ) vs. Stanford (BCS at-large)

Jan. 3 Sugar: Michigan (SEC champ***) vs. Virginia Tech (BCS at-large)

Jan. 4 Orange: Clemson (ACC champ) vs. West Virginia (BCS at-large)

Jan. 9 BCS national championship: LSU (BCS No. 1) vs. Alabama (BCS No. 2)


The other bowls

Dec. 17 New Mexico: Wyoming (MWC No. 4/5) vs. Temple (Pac-12 No. 7/WAC*)

Dec. 17 Idaho Potato: Utah State (WAC) vs. Ohio (MAC No. 3)

Dec. 18 New Orleans: Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt No. 1) vs. San Diego State (C-USA*)

Dec. 20 Beef ‘O’Brady’s: Marshall (C-USA) vs. FIU (Big East No. 6*)

Dec. 21 Poinsettia: TCU (MWC No. 2) vs. Louisiana Tech (WAC)

Dec. 22 Maaco: Boise State (MWC No. 1) vs. Arizona State (Pac-12 No. 5)

Dec. 24 Hawaii: Nevada (WAC) vs. Southern Miss (C-USA)

Dec. 26 Independence: Missouri (MWC No. 3*) vs. North Carolina (ACC No. 7)

Dec. 27 Little Caesars: Western Michigan (MAC No. 2) vs. Purdue (Big Ten No. 8)

Dec. 27 Belk: Louisville (Big East No. 3) vs. N.C. State (ACC No. 5)

Dec. 28 Military: Air Force (ACC No. 8*) vs. Toledo (Navy*)

Dec. 28 Holiday: California (Pac-12 No. 3) vs. Texas (Big 12 No. 5)

Dec. 29 Champs Sports: Notre Dame (Big East No. 2**) vs. Florida State (ACC No. 3)

Dec. 29 Alamo: Washington (Pac-12 No. 2) vs. Baylor (Big 12 No. 3)

Dec. 30 Armed Forces: Tulsa (C-USA) vs. BYU (BYU)

Dec. 30 Pinstripe: Rutgers (Big East No. 4) vs. Iowa State (Big 12 No. 7)

Dec. 30 Music City: Wake Forest (ACC No. 6) vs. Mississippi State (SEC No. 7)

Dec. 30 Insight: Oklahoma (Big 12 No. 4) vs. Iowa (Big Ten No. 4/5)

Dec. 31 Meineke Texas: Northwestern (Big Ten No. 6) vs. Texas A&M (Big 12 No. 6)

Dec. 31 Kraft Fight Hunger: UCLA (Pac-12 No. 6) vs. Illinois* (Army)

Dec. 31 Sun: Georgia Tech (ACC No. 4) vs. Utah (Pac-12 No. 4)

Dec. 31 Liberty: Cincinnati**** (C-USA No. 1) vs. Vanderbilt (SEC No. 8/9 or Big East)

Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A: Virginia (ACC No. 2) vs. Auburn (SEC No. 5)

Jan. 2 TicketCity: Penn State (Big Ten No. 7) vs. Houston (C-USA)

Jan. 2 Capital One: South Carolina (SEC No. 2) vs. Nebraska (Big Ten No. 2)

Jan. 2 Outback: Michigan State (Big Ten No. 3) vs. Georgia (SEC)

Jan. 2 Gator: Ohio State (Big Ten No. 4/5) vs. Florida (SEC No. 6)

Jan. 6 Cotton: Kansas State (Big 12 No. 2) vs. Arkansas (SEC)

Jan. 7 BBVA Compass: Pittsburgh (Big East No. 5/C-USA) vs. SMU* (SEC No. 8/9)

Jan. 8 GoDaddy.com: Northern Illinois (MAC No. 1) vs. Arkansas State (Sun Belt No. 2)

What matchups are you most interested in watching?

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