Teams under consideration for BCS bowls

The BCS has announced that 22 teams remain under consideration for BCS bowl berths, and that list includes Oregon, Stanford and, yes, UCLA.

The champions of the Atlantic Coast, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conferences automatically qualify for a BCS game. In addition, the highest-ranked conference champion from among Conference USA, the Mid-American, Mountain West, Sun Belt and Western Athletic Conferences earns automatic qualification to one of the BCS games if that champion is ranked No. 12 or better, or No. 16 or better if ranked higher than the champion of one of the AQ conferences.

At-large berths also may be available if fewer than 10 teams qualify automatically. The bowls would fill those berths from teams ranked in the top 14 of the final BCS standings. No conference may place more than two teams in BCS games, unless the conference has two teams in the national championship game, and neither team is its champion.

The final BCS standings will be compiled Sunday, December 4. The BCS bowl pairings will be announced at 8:15 p.m. ET Sunday, on ESPN television.

The champions from the six conferences which receive automatic spots in the BCS games have not been determined. The following is a list of teams still contending for their conferences’ automatic berth in a BCS game:

Atlantic Coast: Clemson, Virginia Tech

Big East: Cincinnati, Louisville, West Virginia

Big Ten: Michigan State, Wisconsin

Big 12: Oklahoma, Oklahoma State

Pac-12: Oregon, UCLA

Southeastern: Georgia, LSU

In addition to those teams, the pool of teams remaining under consideration also includes (in alphabetical order): Alabama, Baylor, Boise State, Houston, Kansas State, Michigan, Southern Mississippi, Stanford and TCU.

Here's the schedule of the BCS games. All games will be televised on ESPN.

January 2 – Rose Bowl Presented by VIZIO

January 2 – Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

January 3 – Allstate Sugar Bowl

January 4 – Discover Orange Bowl

January 9 – Allstate BCS National Championship Game