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The Bowl Championship Series:
A Golden Era

Updated: December 20, 2013, 7:00 PM ET
Bowl Championship Series -- December 20, 2013

Since 1998, when Tennessee beat Florida State in the first Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship game at the Fiesta Bowl, to this season's VIZIO BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl Stadium, the BCS has transformed college football into a true national treasure; with popularity, attendance, and fan viewership at record levels.

The BCS was a significant step forward. It delivered a guaranteed matchup of the top two teams in a true national championship game, ...

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