The Bowl Championship Series enters its 16th season in determining a champion for college football. The Big 12 is second with seven appearances in the BCS National Championship Game. From 2000-2005, Big 12 squads played in the title game five times during the six-year span.

The BCS consists of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Discover Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and the Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO. In addition to the Big 12, the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Pacific-12 and Southeastern Conferences also have automatic berths for their champions into one of the four contests. Since the 2006 season, each bowl has hosted two games once every four years - its traditional game plus a National Championship contest approximately one week after the New Year.

This season the national championship game will be played in Pasadena, Calif. on January 6. ESPN holds television rights to the BCS under a four-year agreement that began with the 2010 season (2011 games).

Following is the Big 12's selection order:
BCS - Tostitos Fiesta
AT&T Cotton (SEC)
Valero Alamo (Pac-12)
Buffalo Wild Wings (Big Ten)
National University Holiday (Pac-12)
Texas (Big Ten)
New Era Pinstripe (American)


Bowl Game Date / Time (CT) Site Matchup Network
Texas Bowl Dec. 27
5 p.m.
Houston, Texas Big 12 vs. Big Ten ESPN
New Era Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 28
11:00 a.m.
Bronx, N.Y. Big 12 vs. American ESPN
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Dec. 28
9:15 p.m.
Tempe, Ariz. Big 12 vs. Big Ten ESPN
Valero Alamo Bowl Dec. 30
5:45 p.m.
San Antonio, Texas Big 12 vs. Pac-12 ESPN
National University Holiday Bowl Dec. 30
9:15 p.m.
San Diego, Calif. Big 12 vs. Pac-12 ESPN
Rose Bowl Game Presented By VIZIO Jan. 1
4:00 p.m.
Pasadena, Calif BCS vs. BCS ESPN
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Jan. 1
7:30 p.m.
Glendale, Ariz. BCS vs. BCS ESPN
Allstate Sugar Bowl Jan. 2
7:30 p.m.
New Orleans, La. BCS vs. BCS ESPN
Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 3
TBA
Miami Gardens, Fla. BCS vs. BCS ESPN
AT&T Cotton Bowl Jan. 3
6:30 p.m.
Arlington, Texas Big 12 vs. SEC FOX
VIZIO BCS National Championship Jan. 6
7:30 p.m.
Pasadena, Calif. BCS #1 vs. BCS #2 ESPN