By: Sean Cartell
SEC Digital Network
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Auburn will make its second appearance in the Bowl Championship Series championship game in the last four years when the No. 2 Tigers take on top-ranked Florida State on Monday, January 6 in the Vizio BCS National Championship Game in Pasadena at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The Tigers (12-1), who claimed the 2013 Southeastern Conference Championship on Saturday with a 59-42 win against then-No. 5 Missouri, will seek the SEC’s eighth consecutive national championship and the 10th overall national title for the conference in the BCS era.
Auburn, which claimed the BCS National Championship in 2010, boasts two national football championships overall, having also won in 1957.
A year ago, Alabama defeated Notre Dame 42-14 in the Discover BCS National Championship in Miami.
Alabama (11-1), which is currently ranked third in the latest BCS standings, will play in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Thursday, January 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN vs. Big 12 Conference foe Oklahoma. The Crimson Tide have won three of the last four BCS National Championships.
Each year since the BCS went to a five-game format prior to the 2006-07 season, the SEC has placed two teams in BCS bowls.
The SEC’s current run of seven consecutive national titles began with the 2006-07 BCS National Championship. During that span, four different league squads – Alabama, Auburn, Florida and LSU – have each claimed at least one national title with Crimson Tide capturing three and Gators winning two.
2013-14 SEC Bowl Game Schedule
Vizio BCS National Championship Game (Pasadena, Calif. – Monday, January 6, 2014)
Florida State vs. Auburn – 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, Ala. – Saturday, January 4, 2014)
Vanderbilt vs. Houston – 1 p.m. ET (ESPN)
AT&T Cotton Bowl (Arlington, Texas – Friday, January 3, 2014)
Missouri vs. Oklahoma State – 8 p.m. ET (FOX)
Allstate Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, La. – Thursday, January 2, 2014)
Alabama vs. Oklahoma – 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Capital One Bowl (Orlando, Fla. – Wednesday, January 1, 2014)
South Carolina vs. Wisconsin – 1 p.m. ET (ABC)
Outback Bowl (Tampa, Fla. – Wednesday, January 1, 2014)
LSU vs. Iowa – 1 p.m. ET (ESPN)
TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, Fla. – Wednesday, January 1, 2014)
Georgia vs. Nebraska – 12 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Chick-fil-A Bowl (Atlanta, Ga. – Tuesday, December 31, 2013)
Texas A&M vs. Duke – 8 p.m. ET (ESPN)
AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Memphis, Tenn. – Tuesday, December 31, 2013)
Mississippi State vs. Rice – 4 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (Nashville, Tenn. – Monday, December 30, 2013)
Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech – 3 p.m. ET (ESPN)