As far as not taking SEC team in Sugar look at attendance last year
so Notre Dame won't boost attendance at the Sugar Bowl, but will for the Rose Bowl?
Texas and OU disagree
2002: when OU went to the Rose, Ohio State was in the BCS CG (Fiesta Bowl that year). The Orange Bowl had the first pick and took Iowa. There can not be 3 teams from the same conference in the BCS so the Rose took OU.
2004: Texas and Utah were both guarenteed spots in the BCS so there were technically no at-large spots. USC was in the Orange Bowl title game, so the Rose took Texas over Utah. They were livid they could not take Cal.
This post was edited on 11/7 at 6:13 pm