It’s the end of an era.
The very last BCS rankings were revealed on Sunday and, as expected, the championship game will be played between No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn. The Seminoles secured their berth this past Saturday with a win over Duke while Auburn did so in the SEC championship game Saturday night.
It’s FSU’s fourth BCS title game appearance and first since 2000. It’s Auburn’s second appearance in the past four seasons.
Alabama finished third in the rankings and will be heading to the Sugar Bowl to take on Oklahoma. Michigan State and Stanford finished fourth and fifth, respectively, and will face each other in the Rose Bowl. Baylor placed sixth and will take on No. 15 UCF in the Fiesta Bowl. No. 7 Ohio State, which just missed out on the title game, will go to the Orange Bowl as a consolation and take on No. 12 Clemson.
The SEC led the way with four teams ranked in the top 10 of the final BCS standings. Here’s the top 10 plus the five BCS bowl matchups to be played in January:
1. Florida State, .996
2. Auburn, .964
3. Alabama, .906
4. Michigan State, .860
5. Stanford, .819
6. Baylor, .772
7. Ohio State, .771
8. Missouri, .726
9. South Carolina, .715
10. Oregon, .581
BCS National Title Game – No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 2 Auburn
Sugar Bowl – No. 3 Alabama vs. No. 11 Oklahoma
Rose Bowl – No. 5 Stanford vs. No. 4 Michigan State
Fiesta Bowl – No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 15 UCF
Orange Bowl – No. 12 Clemson vs. No. 7 Ohio State