Breaking Down the Cases for BCS At-Large Bids

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Breaking Down the Cases for BCS At-Large Bids
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November has finally arrived, which means paying close attention to the BCS standings is now a must for any college football fan. 

At this time, many teams remain in contention for an automatic bid to a BCS bowl game. Those who fail to accomplish that goal, however, had better hope they've built one heck of a resume for a potential at-large selection. 

To even be eligible for an at-large bid, a program must win at least nine of its regular-season games and rank as one of the top 14 teams of the final BCS standings. Another quirky rule is that a school cannot garner an at-large bid if two other schools from the same conference have been invited.

It's not perfect, but it's what we've got—for now.

Let's break down the cases for any team who could potentially be relying on an at-large selection to get into a BCS bowl game this season. 

 

Note: Click here for an in-depth breakdown of the BCS rules. 

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