BCS Championship and Sporcle

The holiday season is upon us, and for sports fans, that means college football and the BCS Championship series.

It’s that time of year when college football comes to an end and college basketball is just beginning, when team rivalries mix with family get-togethers, and when shouts at the TV are powered by Christmas cookies and eggnog.

Historically, there has been general frustration about the logic and fairness of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) picks. Regardless, the final BCS standings are out and picks have been made. Speculations and predictions have begun, fans are buying tickets, and here at Sporcle HQ we’re on the lookout for quality 2012 college bowl quizzes.

No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama take each other on in the BCS championship game, which will be played on January 7 in Miami. Both teams are major powerhouses, though when it comes to Sporcle quizzes, Notre Dame football quizzes have more plays than Alabama. Not that popularity or trivia-worthiness has anything to do with performance.

Notre Dame has always chosen to set themselves apart, simply by refusing to join a conference for football and remaining independent all these years. That alone is a piece of trivia that Alabama just lacks. But Alabama does have historically high rankings, along with two BCS Championship wins in the last three years, to give them some extra confidence.

Rounding out the BCS Bowl Games:
Rose Bowl: No. 6 Stanford vs. Wisconsin
Fiesta Bowl: No. 4 Oregon vs. No. 5 Kansas State
Orange Bowl: No. 12 Florida State vs. No. 15 Northern Illinois
Sugar Bowl: No. 3 Florida vs. No. 21 Louisville

Want to take a walk down memory lane? Consider playing the BCS Championship Game quizzes from the last few years:

2011/12: LSU vs. Alabama
2010/11:  Auburn vs. Oregon
2009/10: Texas vs. Alabama

In the weeks ahead, as you sit on the couch watching hours of football, remember Sporcle. We’re here to break the monotony of  stale holiday commercials, drawn-out delays for challenged plays, and defensive battles which leave you wanting some added excitement.