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Five of Six Auto BCS Bids Essentially Safe; The Outcast: Big East

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Stolen from Dr. Saturday: "BCS executive director Bill Hancock told the Idaho Statesman that the five conferences with tie-ins to specific big-money games – the ACC (Orange), Big Ten (Rose), Big 12 (Fiesta), Pac-10 (Rose) and SEC (Sugar) – would probably be exempt from the on-field evaluation formula that determines which leagues qualify for an automatic BCS bid and which don't. That's awfully convenient for the ACC and Big Ten, which are currently on the bubble over the last two years based on the formula the BCS released last week. The Big East's automatic spot, however, is totally fair game."

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