The Florida State Seminoles and the Auburn Tigers will likely be paired to meet in the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game when the final BCS Standings are released Sunday night.
Current No. 1 Florida State thrashed the Duke Blue Devils 45-7 in the ACC Championship Game on Saturday. FSU finished the 2013 regular-season 13-0 and 8-0 in the ACC.
In the SEC Championship game against No. 5 Missouri, the No. 3 Auburn Tigers rolled up 677 yards of total offense, 545 on the ground, en route to a 59-42 win. Auburn’s Tre Mason amassed 304 yards rushing on 46 carries and four touchdowns to set a new SEC Championship Game record.
Auburn closes the regular-season with a 12-1 overall record and 7-1 in the SEC. It was a remarkable turnaround for the Tigers, who finished 3-9 in 2012 and didn’t even win a conference game (0-8).
No. 10 Michigan State upset no. 2 Ohio State 34-24 in the Big Ten Championship Game and knocked the Buckeyes out of the national championship picture. Ohio State hadn’t lost in 24 consecutive games until Saturday night.
Michigan State will head to the Rose Bowl where they will face the Stanford Cardinal. Stanford traveled to Tempe and trounced Arizona State 38-14 in the Pac-12 Championship Game.
In the Big 12, No. 17 Oklahoma upset No. 6 Oklahoma State 33-24. The Sooners could possibly land an at-large BCS bid, likely in the Sugar Bowl to face Alabama. Oregon is Oklahoma’s competition for the coveted at-large BCS bid.
Baylor won the Big 12 championship with OSU’s loss and their 30-10 victory over the Texas Longhorns. The Bears will head to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl where they will most likely take on the UCF Knights. UCF claimed the American Athletic Conference title after they defeated SMU 17-13.
Below is a look at the latest BCS projections. The official pairings will be announced on the BCS Selection Show at 9pm ET Sunday night on ESPN.
Vizio BCS National Championship Game
Florida State vs. Auburn
Allstate Sugar Bowl
Alabama vs. Oklahoma or Oregon
Discover Orange Bowl
Clemson vs. Ohio State
Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio
Michigan State vs. Stanford
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Baylor vs. UCF