LSU Football in the BCS Standings

Published: December 01, 2013, 12:00 AM (CT)
Updated: December 10, 2013, 08:37 AM (CT)

by LSUsports.net (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

 

The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a selection system that creates five bowl match-ups involving 10 of the top-ranked teams in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), including an opportunity for the top two to compete in the BCS National Championship Game.

The BCS relies on a combination of polls and computer selection methods to determine relative team rankings, and to narrow the field to two teams to play in the BCS National Championship Game held after the other college bowl games. The American Football Coaches Association is contractually bound to vote the winner of this game as the BCS National Champion and the contract signed by each conference requires them to recognize the winner of the BCS National Championship game as the official and only Champion. The BCS was created to end split championships and for the Champion to win the title on the field between the two teams selected by the BCS. In that regard it has failed, as the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season ended with a split championship.

The system also selects match-ups for the other prestigious BCS bowl games. The 10 teams selected include the conference champion from each of the six Automatic Qualifying conferences plus four others. The BCS was created by formal agreement by those six conferences (the Atlantic Coast, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and Southeastern conferences) and the three FBS independent schools, and has evolved to allow other conferences to participate.

It has been in place since the 1998 season. Prior to the 2006 season eight teams competed in four BCS Bowls. The BCS replaced the Bowl Alliance, in place from 1995-1997, which followed the Bowl Coalition, in place from 1992-1994.

On June 26, 2012, the Bowl Championship Series was replaced by a four-team playoff, effective after the 2014-15 season.

LSU Football in the BCS Standings Week-by-Week

Year
W1
W2
W3
W4
W5
W6
W7
Final
2001
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13
2002
9
14
-
13
-
-
-
-
2003
12
7
7
4
4
3
3
2
2004
19
20
17
19
16
13
11
11
2005
6
8
8
7
5
4
4
12
2006
18
16
17
12
11
10
5
4
2007
4
3
3
2
1
1
7
2
2008
13
19
16
20
18
-
-
-
2009
9
9
9
8
8
15
13
12
2010
6
12
10
5
5
5
10
11
2011
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2012
6
6
5
7
7
7
7
8
2013
13 13 13 21 22 17 15 16
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