Florida State was ranked outside the Top 10 to start the season and Auburn was coming off a season in which it did not win an SEC game. Both teams are surprising BCS finalists.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Georgia and Nebraska will play in the postseason for the second straight year.
The No. 8 South Carolina Gamecocks will battle the Wisconsin Badgers in the Capital One Bowl.
Clemson had its chance against Florida State and got blown out. Ohio State fell one win short of getting an opportunity to face the Seminoles for the national title. So they will meet.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Mississippi Rebels will finish the season in the same place where they started back in August.
Michigan State and Stanford have been selected to ring in the Rose Bowl's centennial.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Baylor Bears had been the perennial patsies of the Big 12, stringing together 14 consecutive losing seasons since 1996. Art Briles changed all that.
A week after taking a huge blow, the SEC is back in a most familiar position - playing for a national title.
Alabama heads to the Sugar Bowl facing the same kind of challenge it encountered the last time the Crimson Tide played in this game.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Zach Johnson holed out for par from the drop area on the 18th hole at Sherwood to get into the playoff, and he won when Tiger Woods missed a 5-foot par putt on the first extra hole.