With championship weekend almost underway, the majority of the BCS bowl field will be settled by Saturday evening—with the only remaining intrigue coming from the final schools that will occupy the at-large spots.
While the national title matchup is set with the winner of this weekend’s SEC title game between Alabama and Georgia facing Notre Dame in Miami on Jan. 7, several scenarios are still in play for the Rose, Sugar, Fiesta and Orange Bowls.
The champion of each of the six automatic qualifying leagues and Notre Dame are already locked in, leaving only three at-large spots left to round out the field.
But which teams deserve the right to earn those prized spots, and which three teams would fans like to see earn those bids?
Find out as I break down the case for the top contenders and make the selections for the three best teams to round out the BCS bowl field.