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BCS Championship Game History

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The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) began in 1999 and its championship game pits the top two teams in the country according to its computer rankings. Teams from the SEC have won each of the last seven titles, including three by Alabama. Following a 3-6 ATS run by the favorites from 1998 through 2007, the 'chalk' has risen by cashing in five of the last six title games.

Florida State appeared in the first three BCS championships, winning just once (2000) against Virginia Tech at the Louisiana Superdome. The Seminoles failed to cover in the favorite role in losses to Tennessee (1999) and Oklahoma (2001), while combining to score just 18 points in those defeats. The University of Miami dominated Nebraska at the Rose Bowl in 2002 in an easy 23-point triumph, but the Canes were tripped up the following season against Ohio State in double-overtime as 12-point favorites (the highest number a team has laid in BCS championship history).

Favorites have won and cashed in five of the last six title games, including three dominating efforts by Alabama. The Crimson Tide beat all three opponents by double-digits, while cruising past previously unbeaten Notre Dame, 42-14 as 9 ½-point 'chalk' in January 2013. The 2014 BCS championship takes place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, as favorites own a 2-1 SU/ATS record and the 'over' has hit twice.

BCS Championship History
Year Location Matchup Line Score ATS Result
2014 Pasadena, California Florida State vs. Auburn Florida State -10.5 (68) Florida State 34 Auburn 31 Underdog-Under
2013 Miami, Florida Alabama vs. Notre Dame Alabama -9.5 (40.5) Alabama 42 Notre Dame 14 Favorite-Over
2012 New Orleans, Louisiana Alabama vs. LSU Alabama -2.5 (41) Alabama 21 LSU 0 Favorite-Under
2011 Glendale, Arizona Auburn vs. Oregon Oregon -1 (73) Auburn 22 Oregon 19 Underdog-Under
2010 Pasadena, California Alabama vs. Texas Alabama -3.5 (44.5) Alabama 37 Texas 21 Favorite-Over
2009 Miami, Florida Florida vs. Oklahoma Florida -5.5 (69) Florida 24 Oklahoma 14 Favorite-Under
2008 New Orleans, Louisiana LSU vs. Ohio State LSU -4 (46) LSU 38 Ohio State 24 Favorite-Over
2007 Glendale, Arizona Florida vs. Ohio State Ohio State -7 (47) Florida 41 Ohio State 14 Underdog-Over
2006 Pasadena, California Texas vs. USC USC -7 (69) Texas 41 USC 38 Underdog-Over
2005 Miami, Florida Oklahoma vs. USC USC -3 (54) USC 55 Oklahoma 19 Favorite-Over
2004 New Orleans, Louisiana LSU vs. Oklahoma Oklahoma -6 (47) LSU 21 Oklahoma 14 Underdog-Under
2003 Tempe, Arizona Miami, Fl. vs. Ohio State Miami, Fl. -12 (48) Ohio State 31 Miami, Fl. 24 (2OT) Underdog-Over
2002 Pasadena, California Miami, Fl. vs. Nebraska Miami, Fl. -8.5 (54) Miami, Fl. 37 Nebraska 14 Favorite-Under
2001 Miami, Florida Florida State vs. Oklahoma Florida State -11.5 (56) Oklahoma 13 Florida State 2 Underdog-Under
2000 New Orleans, Louisiana Florida State vs. Virginia Tech Florida State -6 (49) Florida State 46 Virginia Tech 29 Favorite-Over
1999 Tempe, Arizona Florida State vs. Tennessee Florida State -5.5 (41.5) Tennessee 23 Florida State 16 Underdog-Under
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