Posted by philogenemay on 9/16/2012 11:21:00 AM (view original):
Certain teams are given automatic berths depending on their BCS ranking and conference, as follows:
- The top two teams are given automatic berths in the BCS National Championship Game.
- The champion of a BCS conference (ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12, and SEC) is guaranteed an automatic BCS bowl bid.
- Due to the "Notre Dame rule", independent Notre Dame receives an automatic berth if it finishes in the top eight.
That means Notre Dame is definitely considered a BCS team according to everyone in the country except you.
You are continually making yourself look silly in this thread with those types of comments.
Notre Dame is not a BCS conference team, period. It is not in a BCS conference, period.
And you should really print all of the rules, like say this one
The champion of Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference, the Sun Belt Conference, or the Western Athletic Conference will earn an automatic berth in a BCS bowl game if either:
A. Such team is ranked in the top 12 of the final BCS Standings, or,
B. Such team is ranked in the top 16 of the final BCS Standings and its ranking in the final BCS Standings is higher than that of a champion of a conference that has an annual automatic berth in one of the BCS bowls.
No more than one such team from Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference, the Sun Belt Conference, and the Western Athletic Conference shall earn an automatic berth in any year. (Note: a second team may be eligible for at-large eligibility as noted below.) If two or more teams from those conferences satisfy the provisions for an automatic berth, then the team with the highest finish in the final BCS Standings will receive the automatic berth, and the remaining team or teams will be considered for at-large selection if it meets the criteria.
I guess since those conference also get automatic qualifying if certain conditions are met, they too are BCS conference teams.