Since the BCS format was installed back in 1998, the SEC has appeared in a BCS bowl 23 times and has the most BCS victories with 16.
This season, with many ranked teams from this conference in the current BCS rankings, there is really no question that likely two SEC programs are going to be accepted to a big game once again. One of those teams will likely appear in the BCS National Championship and will put the conference's reputation on the line as it goes for its seventh straight title.
But if we have learned anything from bowl season, it is that any team has a shot of winning the game and upsets are plentiful.
Here are 10 matchups that could go to the other conference and hand the SEC a rare loss in a BCS bowl in 2012.