According to the initial Bowl Championship Series standings for the 2013 college football season, Alabama and Florida State are in line to meet for the BCS National Championship on Jan. 6 in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
We all know that much can and probably will change between now and then to alter the current standings, which will determine which teams will ultimately earn a coveted spot in NCAA Division I college football’s’ national championship game.
Three teams out of the Big 12, one fewer than the number of teams from the Southeastern Conference, are ranked in the top 15 in the first week of the BCS standings for the current year, released on Sunday. Baylor (6-0) is the highest ranked Big 12 team in this week’s BCS standings at No. 8. Texas Tech (7-0) and Oklahoma (6-1) are ranked ninth and 15th, respectively, and thise two teams will play at Oklahoma on Saturday.
This is the final season for the BCS bowl selection process, which has been in existence since the 1998 season. In addition to determining the two teams to meet in the national championship game, the BCS standings also are used to select the teams for the four BCS bowl games (Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl). The BCS will be replaced, beginning with the 2014 college football season, by the College Football Playoff.