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#2 Alabama vs. #1 Notre Dame in BCS Championship

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The Alabama Crimson Tide will face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the national college football championship.

The matchup was officially announced Sunday night on ESPN when the final BCS rankings were released. The BCS ranking at the end of the season determines which two teams will play for the national championship at the Discover BCS National Championship Game in Miami, FL, on Jan. 7, 2013.

The BCS also announced the other four BCS matchups:

Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO
January 1, Pasadena, CA
Stanford vs. Wisconsin

Discover Orange Bowl
January 1, Miami, FL
Florida State vs. Northern Illinois

Allstate Sugar Bowl
January 2, New Orleans, LA
Florida vs. Louisville

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
January 3, Glendale, AZ
Kansas State vs. Oregon

 

Here is this week's BCS top 10 rankings:

1) Notre Dame
2) Alabama
3) Florida
4) Oregon
5) Kansas State
6) Stanford
7) Georgia
8) LSU
9) Texas A&M
10) South Carolina

 


The BCS rankings are determined by computer rankings, the AP Poll, and the USA Today Coaches' Poll. Those three are equally weighted in the BCS rankings.

Earlier Sunday, the Associated Press and the USA Today Coaches polls were released. The following shows the team ranking:

AP Top 25 for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

1) Notre Dame
2) Alabama
3) Ohio State
4) Florida
5) Oregon
6) Georgia
7) Kansas State
8) Stanford
9) LSU
10) Texas A&M
11) South Carolina
12) Oklahoma
13) Florida State
14) Clemson
15) Oregon State
16) Northern Illinois
17) UCLA
18) Utah State
19) Michigan
20) Boise State
21) Northwestern
22) Louisville
23) Nebraska
24) San Jose State
25) Kent State



USA Today Coaches' Top 25 for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012

 

1) Notre Dame
2) Alabama
3) Oregon
4) Florida
5) Georgia
6) Kansas State
7) LSU
8) Stanford
9) Texas A&M
10) South Carolina
11) Oklahoma
12) Florida State
13) Clemson
14) Oregon State
15) Boise State
16) Northern Illinois
17) Northwestern
18) Louisville
19) UCLA
20) Utah State
21) Nebraska
22) Michigan
23) Wisconsin
24) San Jose State
25) Texas

 

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