NEW YORK (AP) — The penultimate Bowl Championship Series gave college football a national championship matchup low on controversy and loaded with star power.
No. 1 Notre Dame against No. 2 Alabama in Miami on Jan. 7 for the national title. No complaints.
That Fiesta Bowl with No. 5 Oregon against No. 7 Kansas State looks good, too.
After that, well, you can see why so many fans are so eager to get rid of the BCS.
No. 4 Florida goes to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans to face No. 22 Louisville, a Big East team that was unranked as recently as last week.
Then again, at least the Cardinals are ranked. Big Ten champion Wisconsin will be the first five-loss team to play in the Rose Bowl when it faces No. 8 Stanford in Pasadena, Calif.
Then there’s the Orange Bowl in Miami, where No. 13 Florida State will face No. 16 Northern Illinois, the Mid-American Conference champion that took advantage of the lackluster Big Ten and Big East champions to slip into the BCS with a 12-1 record.
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