2008 Bowl Selection Process for Atlantic Coast Conference Teams
Nov. 25, 2008
In 2008, the Atlantic Coast Conference has agreements to send nine of its member institutions to postseason bowl games should that many qualify for postseason play. The winner of the Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game will serve as the host team of the FedEx Orange Bowl, unless it is ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the final BCS Standings and is playing in the BCS National Championship Game. This year's National Championship Game is hosted by the FedEx Orange Bowl on Jan. 8, 2009. A second ACC team could be chosen as an at large selection by the BCS.
The Bowl Championship Series will announce its selections on the Fox Selection Show on Sunday, December 7. Shortly thereafter, each Atlantic Coast Conference affiliated bowl game will make their selections in the order specified above. The ACC, the Bowls and individual schools will announce the selections after all selections are completed Sunday evening.
If a second ACC team is not selected to the BCS, then the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta would have the first selection of all available ACC bowl-eligible teams. If the Chick-fil-A Bowl does not take the available ACC team with the best conference record, it must take a team within one win in the conference record. It can select a team with a difference of two wins in its conference record, if that team is ranked more than five spaces higher in the final BCS Standings, than the team available with the best ACC record.
Konica Minolta Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. (Jan. 1 at 1:00 p.m. on CBS)
Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Fla. (Dec. 27 at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN)
Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn. (Dec. 31 at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN)
2. Meineke Car Care Bowl
3. Emerald Bowl
If the ACC FCG runner-up is available, and has won a minimum of eight games, then Music City Bowl must select that team, unless that team agrees to being selected by another bowl.
Roady's Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho (Dec. 30 at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN)
EagleBank Bowl in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. on ESPN)