2009-10 ACC Bowl Games
Nov. 29, 2009
Bowl Championship Series
The winner of the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will be selected to play in the Bowl Championship Series. Unless the winner of the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game is ranked No.1 or No. 2 in the final BCS Standings and plays in the BCS National Championship Game, then the ACC Champion will serve as the host team of the FedEx Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla. This year’s BCS National Championship Game will also be hosted by the Rose Bowl on Jan. 7 in Pasadena, Calif. The BCS may also select a second ACC team, if one is eligible for selection (Won at least nine regular season games and is ranked among the Top 14 in the final BCS Standings), there is an At-Large berth available and the team is selected by one of the four BCS Bowl Games—FedEx Orange (only if the ACC Champion is in the BCS National Championship Game), Allstate Sugar, Tostitos Fiesta and the Rose Bowl presented by Citi.
After BCS makes selections, then the selection order is:
1. Chick-fi l-A Bowl, Atlanta
Selection Time Frame
The Bowl Championship Series will announce its selections on the Fox Selection Show on Sunday, December 6. 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.