COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S FINAL WEEKEND: Oregon Likely Headed to a Fiesta Bowl bid with Kansas St.

At the end of college football’s final Saturday, No. 6 Kansas State defeated the 18th ranked Texas Longhorns 42-24 to earn the primary share of the Big 12 conference title and a likely match-up with No. 5 Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl on January 3rd.

Both Kansas State and Oklahoma ended their conference seasons tied with an 8-1 record, however by virtue of their head to head matchup which the Wildcats won earlier in the season, Kansas State secured the Big 12 conference championship to earn the automatic BCS berth to the Fiesta Bowl.

At 11-1 and a likely No. 3 BCS ranking when the final poll is released on Sunday, Oregon is the most likely candidate to secure an at-large bid against the Wildcats in Phoenix.

The Ducks ended their season last Saturday with a crushing 48-24 win over No. 15 Oregon State.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban celebrates with his team after winning the 2012 SEC Championship

With No. 2 Alabama’s narrow win over No. 3 Georgia Saturday afternoon, the Crimson Tide secured a date with Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship game on January 7th.

According to Brad Edwards of ESPN, it’s speculated the Bulldogs will¬†drop below Oregon in the final BCS standings and most likely miss out on a BCS berth.

As for No. 4 Florida, Edwards speculates the Gators will likely end up in New Orleans in the Sugar Bowl matched up with Oklahoma.

The final BCS standings and official bowl match-ups will be released Sunday evening at 5:30 pm on ESPN.

 

 

 

2 Replies to "COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S FINAL WEEKEND: Oregon Likely Headed to a Fiesta Bowl bid with Kansas St."

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    Duc Doc
    December 2, 2012 (7:20 am)
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    Why is Alabama ahead of Oregon or Florida? All with one loss. Florida and Oregon ranked higher in strength to of schedule and Oregon’s only loss was against a top 10 team OT by a FG. ESPN is happy. There is your answer!

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    Warren Williamson
    December 2, 2012 (11:27 am)
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    Conventional wisdom always says it’s better to lose early than late. And that’s what happened to Alabama. Even though they lost to Texas A & M just a few weeks ago, it was early enough for them to get back into the top 2.

    For Oregon, they lost to a very good Stanford team at the end of their schedule and didn’t have an opportunity to work their way back into national title contention. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Ducks find themselves with a BCS ranking of #3 this afternoon when the new rankings are released.


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