BSCS: Who Got Into A BCS Game And Where They Were Ranked

john brewerContributor IJanuary 20, 2008

The real truth of college football is that history is sometimes forgotten, particularly when next season is right around the corner. Say, seven months from now. But I thought it would be fun to look at the truth about the BCS and how easy it is to get into a BCS game, that is unless you play in the SEC. If you are the SEC champion, you have a thirty percent chance of getting to the National Championship Game, otherwise it's the Sugar Bowl and no other SEC team gets a chance at playing in a BCS game. If you win 10 games and aren't in the top 5 or 6 and didn't win the conference, you will be in Florida and it won't be Miami.

Let's see which teams got into a BCS or Bowl Alliance game (as it was called), and where they were ranked at the time.

1992-Arizona (#22), Baylor (unranked), Colorado (#10), Nebraska (#11)

1993-Arizona (#16), Texas Tech (unranked)

1994-Notre Dame (unranked), Oregon (#12), Texas (unranked), USC (#21)

1995-Virginia Tech (#13)

1996-Texas (#20), Virginia Tech (#10)

1997-Syracuse (#14)

1998-Syracuse (#15)

1999-Stanford (unranked)

2000-Notre Dame (#11)

2002-FSU (#14)

2003-Kansas State (#10)

2004-Pittsburg (#21)

2005-FSU (#22)

2006-Notre Dame (#11)

Trivia: Did you know that Notre Dame was invited to the 1995 Fiesta Bowl with a 6-4-1 record?