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The Scoop on Stats: Everything you ever wanted to know about the BCS

The BCS is on its way to a quick - but long-awaited - demise, and with it will go a horde of soon-to-be obsolete statistics. It's time to use 'em or lose 'em. 

Like, for instance, this one: did you know that every single national champion in the BCS era played its home games on natural grass?

Here are a few more:

- Florida State, Miami, Ohio State and Oklahoma are the winners of BCS Bingo - the only programs to play at all four bowl sites.

- Florida (Steve Spurrier, Urban Meyer, Will Muschamp), Ohio State (John Cooper, Jim Tressel, Urban Meyer), Stanford (Tyrone Willingham, Jim Harbaugh, David Shaw), Auburn (Tommy Tuberville, Gene Chizik, Gus Malzahn) and Notre Dame (Bob Davie, Charlie Weis, Brian Kelly) are the only schools to appear in BCS games under three different head coaches. 

- Oregon (Mike Bellotti, Chip Kelly), Michigan (Lloyd Carr, Brady Hoke), Wisconsin (Barry Alvarez, Bret Bielema), Illinois (Ron Turner, Ron Zook), LSU (Nick Saban, Les Miles), Florida State (Bobby Bowden, Jimbo Fisher), Miami (Butch Davis, Larry Coker) and West Virginia (Rich Rodriguez, Dana Holgorsen) were guided to BCS games by two different head coaches. 

- Urban Meyer the only coach to take three programs (Utah, Florida, Ohio State) to a BCS game. Brian Kelly (Cincinnati, Notre Dame), Nick Saban (Alabama, LSU) and Bobby Petrino (Louisville, Arkansas) join Meyer as the only other coaches to take two programs to a BCS game. 

With the 2014 BCS slate announced on Sunday night, we now know the 16th and final lineup of the BCS era. With 72 BCS matchups now in the books, I tallied up the number of appearances for each program, organized by the current conference lineup.

In all, a total of 50 programs occupied the 144 available slots in college football's most high-profile bowl games. The most frequent appearances:

1. Ohio State - 10
2. Oklahoma - 9
3. Florida State - 8
4. Florida - 7
USC - 7
6. Alabama - 6
Virginia Tech - 6
8. LSU - 5
Michigan - 5
Stanford - 5
Wisconsin - 5

Total appearances by conference:

1. Big Ten - 30
2. SEC - 28
3. ACC - 25
4. Pac-12 - 25
5. Big 12 - 23

ACC
1. Florida State - 8
2. Virginia Tech - 6
3. Miami - 4
4. Clemson - 2
5. Georgia Tech - 1
Maryland - 1
Pittsburgh - 1
Syracuse - 1
Wake Forest - 1
No shows: Boston College, Duke, North Carolina, NC State, Virginia

Big Ten
1. Ohio State - 10
2. Michigan - 5
Wisconsin - 5
4. Illinois - 2
Iowa - 2
Nebraska - 2
Penn State - 2
8. Michigan State - 1
Purdue - 1
No shows: Minnesota, Northwestern

Big 12
1. Oklahoma - 9
2. Texas - 4
3. West Virginia - 3
4. Kansas State - 2
TCU - 2
5. Baylor - 1
Kansas - 1
Oklahoma State - 1
No shows: Iowa State, Texas Tech

Pac-12
1. USC - 7
2. Oregon - 6
3. Stanford - 5
4. Utah - 2
5. Colorado - 1
Oregon State - 1
UCLA - 1
Washington - 1
Washington State - 1
No shows: Arizona, Arizona State, Cal

SEC
1. Florida - 7
2. Alabama - 6
3. LSU - 5
4. Auburn - 3
Georgia - 3
6. Tennessee - 2
7. Arkansas - 1
Texas A&M - 1
No shows: Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Vanderbilt

American 
1. Cincinnati - 2
Louisville - 2
3. Central Florida - 1
Connecticut - 1
No shows: Houston, Memphis, Rutgers, SMU, South Florida, Temple

Others
1. Notre Dame - 4
2. Boise State - 2
3. Hawaii - 1
Northern Illinois - 1