Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
The 15th Famous Idaho Potato Bowl will be contested in Boise, Idaho, on Dec. 17 (ESPN). The Bowl will select a WAC team and will match it against a team from the MAC. Last year, Fresno State made its third appearance in the bowl game, losing to Northern Illinois, 40-17.
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
The seventh Poinsettia Bowl will by played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., on Dec. 21, 2011. The WAC will make its second appearance in the bowl game and will be paired against a team from the Mountain West.
2008 TCU 17, *Boise State 16
Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl
The 10th Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl will be played in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Dec. 24 (ESPN). The game will select a WAC team and will match it against a Conference USA opponent. Last year, Hawai‘i made its sixth appearance in the bowl game and lost to Tulsa, 62-35.
2010 Tulsa 62, *Hawai‘i 35
2009 SMU 45, *Nevada 10
2008 Notre Dame 49, *Hawai‘i 21
2007 East Carolina 41, *Boise State 38
2006 *Hawai‘i 41, Arizona State 24
2005 *Nevada 49, Central Florida 48 (OT)
2004 *Hawai'i 59, UAB 40
2003 *Hawai'i 54, Houston 48 (3OT)
2002 Tulane 36, *Hawai'i 28
Bowl Championship Series
The WAC champion will receive an automatic berth in one of the five BCS bowl games if ranked in the top 12 of the BCS Standings (and is the highest ranked team from a conference without an automatic bid) or if ranked in the top 16 of the BCS Standings and its ranking is higher than that of a champion of a conference that has an annual automatic berth in one of the BCS bowls. The BCS Standings are determined by a formula involving three components: the USA Today Coaches Poll, Harris Interactive College Football Poll, and six computer rankings (Jeff Sagarin, Anderson & Hester, Richard Billingsley, Colley Matrix, Kenneth Massey and Dr. Peter Wolfe). This year’s National Championship Game will be played in New Orleans on Jan. 9, 2012.
Previous BCS National Championship Results
Note: The top two teams in the WAC standings are guaranteed a bowl berth. Click here for the WAC's tie-breaking procedures.