There were no surprises when the final BCS rankings were unveiled on Sunday night. Auburn and Oregon finished first and second to earn the right to play in the BCS National Championship game. The TCU Horned Frogs (12-0) finished third and will play in the Rose Bowl. Stanford (11-1) and Wisconsin (11-1) finish the top five. By finishing fourth, Stanford automatically qualified for a BCS bowl even though Oregon won their conference championship.
Ohio State (11-1), Oklahoma (11-2), Arkansas (10-2), Michigan State (11-1) and LSU (10-2) complete the top 10. Michigan State and LSU will not play in BCS bowls.
ACC winner Virginia Tech came in at No. 13 and Big East winner Connecticut was unranked. Boise State finished No. 11 after looking to be a BCS buster before a loss to Nevada. The Central Florda Knights became the 83rd team to be ranked in the BCS standings as they came in at No. 25.
Back during the 2001 season, the Oregon Ducks were inexplicably left out of the national championship game against the Miami Hurricanes and saw the Nebraska Cornhuskers go down in defeat. The Ducks, instead, defeated the Colorado Buffaloes in the Rose Bowl and finished No. 2 in the nation.
We will wait 35 days to determine the national championship at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on January 10, 2011.
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