Since the BCS was founded over a decade ago, the teams in the six automatic-qualifying conferences have had their fair share of chances to be awarded one of the coveted BCS bowl berths.
When the BCS added a separate championship game a few years back, it opened up two more spots for the lucky few.
But before teams get to that point, there's a sometimes-grueling regular season awaiting them. While teams in certain conferences have a very difficult slate of conference games, others seem to have a pretty smooth path to a 10-win season (or better).
Regardless of each team's regular-season strength of schedule, there's invariably at least one game on the schedule that fans, players and coaches alike circle on their calendars as “must-win” games.
Here's a rundown of those such games on each of the FBS' 67 BCS automatic-qualifying programs, in no particular order.