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Bowling for Dollars

Sure, it's incredibly overused (the headline) but we're in a hurry to get the conversation started. If you follow this sort of thing you know that Iowa is in the running for four bowls (in no particular order): Orange, Fiesta, Capital One, and Outback. The goal, of course, is to be invited as an at-large to one of the BCS bowls.

The BCS pecking order is as follows:

1. National Championship: BCS #1 (Florida or Alabama) vs. BCS #2 
(likely Texas)

2. Rose Bowl: Pac-10 Champion (Oregon or Oregon State) vs. Big Ten Champion 
(Ohio State)

3. Sugar Bowl Pick #1: Replacement pick for SEC champion (Florida or Alabama)

4. Fiesta Bowl Pick #1: Replacement pick for Texas 
if they win out

5. Orange Bowl: ACC Champion vs. BCS at-large

6. Fiesta Bowl Pick #2: BCS at-large

7. Sugar Bowl Pick #2: BCS at-large

TCU and winner of Big East are currently guaranteed a place in two of the above at-large spots. Which means there are two remaining spots for at-large selections.


In the mix for at large bids are the Orange and the Fiesta at-large are:


Penn State

Oklahoma State

Boise State

Cincinnati or Pittsburgh (the loser)

Oregon (if they lose to Oregon State)

Georgia Tech (if they lose to Clemson)

I may be missing a team but I don't think so. Also, I am only listing serious candidates to be invited as an at-large.

Where are we going?

Where do you want us to go?

Where do you think we should go?

Here is the link to the latest BCS rankings.