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BCS eases requirements for at-large qualifiers

Updated: April 26, 2006, 9:24 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- College football's Bowl Championship Series on Wednesday lowered the bar for at-large qualifiers.

Instead of having to finish in the top 12 of the final BCS standings, teams finishing in the top 14 will now be eligible for one of the lucrative postseason berths. The change reflects the addition of a fifth BCS bowl, which means there will be 10 BCS slots instead of eight next season.

"There's a lot of logic to that because of the additional two slots," BCS coordinator ...

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