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The BCS Bowl Championship Series (BCS) was an agreement by six major college football conferences and four bowl games, the Sugar Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl, the Rose Bowl, and the Orange Bowl. A computerized system seeded ten teams into four bowl games and one national championship game. The ten teams were the six major conference winners and four random teams. A series of computers determined the rankings of the teams and other special rules governed the participation of the four random teams. University politics and bowl money and television viewership all played a role in the BCS Bowl Championship Series. Prior to the BCS, two undefeated teams would occasionally not play in a national championship game due to exclusive contracts between the conferences and the bowl games.

The BCS system was controversial, but it solved a problem of two undefeated teams not playing in a national championship game. There were some good football games in the series.

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  • The epic battle between #21 Texas A&M and #24 Duke featured more than an incredible Johnny Manziel-led comeback and 52-48 win for the Aggies.

  • In his last game as a South Carolina Gamecock, QB Connor Shaw didn't disappoint. The senior threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns as the Gamecocks defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 34-24 in front of 56,629 at the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day.

  • In what was one of the craziest finishes in New Mexico Bowl history, Colorado State takes the win by scoring 18 points in the last three minutes.

  • For all Jameis Winston had accomplished as a redshirt freshman for Florida State, he never had to pull the Seminoles from the brink of defeat. In the biggest game of the season, down by four with 79 seconds left, the Heisman Trophy winner put together the drive of his life, and the Seminoles proved they could take a punch and win a championship.

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BCS Reaches Consensus Supporting Playoff

The door has finally been opened: an initial four-team college football playoff format has been supported by BCS commissioners and Notre Dame's Jack Swarbick. The proposed playoff would begin in 2014, with the four-team field selected based on schedule strength and conference championships. However, it still faces the final hurdle of the BCS presidential oversight committee's vote on June 26 in Washington, D.C.

Full College Football Bowl Schedule 2011-2012: Air Dates and Channels

It's that time of year again: time to scream at your TV while everyone else is trying to enjoy a peaceful holiday because your coach decided to try to throw on 4th and 1. That's right, it's Bowl Season! The BCS selections have been made and the college football bowl schedule is set. Check out the entire schedule here.

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