Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sports: Pac10 going bowling

Looks like USC is headed for another BCS bowl game. They have an outside shot at the championship game if the teams ahead of them stumble.

I don't think any other Pac10 team has a shot at a BCS game aside from outright winning the Pac10 title.

So where do the rest of the Pac10 go?

From what I found:
Holiday Bowl (San Diego) - #2 Pac10
Sun Bowl (El Paso) - #3 Pac10
Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas of course!) - #4 Pac10
Emerald Bowl (San Francisco) - #5 Pac10
Hawaii Bowl (Honolulu) - #6 Pac10
Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego) - #7 Pac10

UCLA is currently in 7th place. But to be bowl eligible, they have to have 6 wins. They are currently 3-4 with 5 games to go.

Go Bruins!

UPDATE: From reading bowl web sites, it looks like Las Vegas and Emerald alternate access to the 4th and 5th place teams while Hawaii and Poinsettia will alternate the 6th and 7th finisher from year-to-year. It is not clear what their options are if those teams aren't bowl eligible. I suppose they can invite any bowl eligible team that hasn't been picked up by other bowls with conference tie ins?

2 comments:

Ken Nykoping Sweden said...

Thanks for reminding me of the exciting football games played by UCLA (my alma marter since 1960) and USC, the across town arch rival.
The ultimate game was the Rose Bowl game on New Year's Day. Is this the same as the "BCS bowl" in your RRs?

Rene said...

Thanks for dropping by from Sweden!

The top level bowls (Rose, Fiesta, Sugar and Orange) are part of the BCS (Bowl Championship Series) Coalition.

These four bowls host their bowls and the 5th bowl game between the BCS #1 vs. BCS #2 ranked team is rotated among the four bowls. Since the bowls have historic ties to certain conferences, they do try to fill them with teams from those conferences if possible.

http://www.bcsfootball.org/bcsfb/eligibility describes the selection procedures for the BCS.