Pacific-10 Conference Rose Bowl Selection Procedures

Oct. 2, 2003

If a Conference team is ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) ranking system, it shall participate in the National Championship Game designated by the BCS. If that is not the case, the following procedures will determine the Pacific-10 Rose Bowl Representative or the automatic representative to the Bowl Championship Series in years in which the Rose Bowl is hosting the National Championship Game. The Pacific-10 Rose Bowl representative shall be that member's team with the best won-lost percentage record in Conference games. If, however, the records in Conference games of two or more members are identical, determination of the Rose Bowl representative shall be as follows:

a. Two-Team Tie.If the tied teams played one another, the winner of their game shall be the representative.

If they did not play one another, then the following procedure shall be used to determine the representative. Each team's record against the team occupying the highest position in the final regular season standings that each team has played shall be compared, with the procedure continuing down through the standings until one team gains an advantage.

When arriving at another group of tied teams while comparing records, use each team's collective record against the tied teams as a group.

If the teams are still tied after comparing their records all the way through the Conference standings, the team with the highest ranking in the final BCS standings shall be the Rose Bowl representative.

If a tie remains, the team most recently earning Rose Bowl or Bowl Championship Series automatic selection shall be eliminated.

b. Multiple-Team Ties.When three or more teams are tied in Conference play, if one has defeated all the others, it shall be the Rose Bowl representative. If that is not the case, a team defeated by all other tied teams shall be eliminated and the appropriate two-team or multiple-team selection procedures will be utilized.

If more than two teams are still tied, each team's record against the team occupying the highest postition in the final regular season standings that each team has played shall be compared, with the procedure continuing down through the standings until one team gains an advantage.

When arriving at another group of tied teams while comparing records, use each team's collective record against the tied teams as a group.

If at any point the multiple-team tie is reduced to two teams, the two-team tie-breaking procedure should be applied.

If two or more teams are still tied after comparing their records all the way through the Conference standings, the team with the highest ranking in the final BCS standings shall be the Rose Bowl representative.

If a tie remains, the team most recently earning Rose Bowl or Bowl Championship Series automatic selection shall be eliminated.

c. Ineligible TeamsTeams ineligible to participate in the Rose Bowl shall not be included in the tie-breaking formulae, except their games results against other institutions shall count and may be utilized to break ties between other eligible teams.

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