December 6, 1998
By RICHARD ROSENBLATT
AP Football Writer
MIAMI (AP) – College football has the national title matchup fans want to
see every season – No. 1 vs. No. 2. And this time it will be Tennessee vs.
Florida State in the Fiesta Bowl.
It took a wild Saturday of upsets, but when the results were in there was
really no need for computers, quartiles and strength-of-schedules after all.
In the final Bowl Championship Series standings, which uses a complicated
formula of polls, computers and strength-of-schedule, the Volunteers and
Seminoles came out a clear 1-2 on Sunday and were invited to play in the Fiesta
Bowl on Jan. 4, where the national title will be on the line.
In the other BCS matchups, it’s No. 5 UCLA (10-1) vs. No. 9 Wisconsin (10-1)
in the Rose Bowl, No. 7 Florida (9-2) vs. No. 18 Syracuse (8-3) in the Orange
Bowl and No. 3 Ohio State (10-1) vs. No. 8 Texas A&M (11-2) in the Sugar Bowl.