UNDATED (AP) - Big Ten champion Ohio State and Southeastern
Conference champion LSU will meet January 7th in New Orleans for
the national college football championship.
The latest chapter in this crazy, unpredictable season was
written when LSU won college football's version of the lottery and
was picked to play Ohio State for the championship. That left about
a half-dozen other candidates with plenty to complain about.
The 11-and-2 Tigers, ranked second in the latest Associated
Press poll, will be the first team to play in the BCS title game
with two losses. Top-ranked Ohio State is 11-and-1.
In other BCS bowl matchups:
-- Hawaii, which finished a 12-0 season with a come-from-behind
win against Washington late Saturday night, meets Georgia in the
-- Southern California is going to the Rose Bowl for the 32nd
time. The Trojans will play 9-and-3 Illinois, which is going to the
Rose Bowl for the first time in 23 years.
-- Big 12 champion Oklahoma is being rewarded with a trip to the
Fiesta Bowl where the Sooners will play West Virginia, which fell
seven places to ninth in the final BCS standings.
-- The Orange Bowl matches ACC champion Virginia Tech against
11-and-1 Kansas. This is the first Orange Bowl trip for the
Jayhawks in nearly four decades.