The Bowl Championship Series was introduced to the college football nation during the 1998-1999 season. Originally it was composed of four bowl games (Orange, Sugar, Fiesta, and Rose) with a fifth (BCS National Championship Game) later added. A total of 44 schools have played in a BCS bowl game since the 1998 season.
These prestigious bowl games have seen the likes of Purdue, Kansas, Stanford, Maryland, and Washington State, along with other inconsistent programs. Here are 10 respected programs still attempting to reach their first BCS bowl.