BCS Selection Order: The order of selection for this year's BCS games is Orange, Fiesta, Sugar. However, the bowls that lose host conference champions to the BCS title game get to replace those teams before other selections are made.
BCS Selection Procedures.
Notre Dame is eligible for all bowls in which the Big East has a commitment, as well as the BCS.
Sun Belt teams with records of 7-5 or better, are next in line to fill slots in the St. Petersburg, PapaJohns.com and Independence Bowls if primary conferences do not have an eligible team. The WAC has a similar provisional arrangement with the Poinsettia and GMAC Bowls. CUSA is the provisional choice for Navy in the Texas Bowl, and Army in the EagleBank Bowl.
EagleBank Bowl will invite Army if it qualifies for selection. Texas Bowl will invite Navy if it qualifies for selection. Navy has secured similar deals with the Poinsettia Bowl for 2010, the EagleBank Bowl in 2011 and the Armed Forces Bowl in 2013.
1a, 1b-No MWC team available. Stanford, La. Tech swap spots to prevent matchup of 2 WAC teams in New Mexico Bowl.
2-No CUSA team available.
3-Army fails to qualify. No CUSA team available.
4-No Big 12 team available.
5-No MWC team available.
6-No SEC team available.
7-No ACC team available. No WAC team available as the backup. FIU, Akron, and USF last remaining 6-6 teams. USF would not be eligible at 6-6 due to having two FCS games on its schedule. Akron not selected as bowl would not match two teams from same conference.