Scoop: According to Jon Solomon of the Birmingham News, officials have been selected for the BCS National Championship Game — they will come from the Pac-12.
Significance: This really isn’t a huge shocker to anyone, as certainly the refs weren’t going to come from the SEC (Alabama) or the BIG EAST (while Notre Dame is independent in football, the BIG EAST supplies referees for its home games). The Pac-12 makes sense as a neutral party.
Story: The Pac-12 will supply a crew to referee the national championship game in Miami. The Pac-12 was also one of the most whistle-happy conferences in 2012.
Pac-12 will officiate BCS Championship Game. See who’s officiating every bowl. bit.ly/TRb0KU
— Jon Solomon (@jonsol) December 13, 2012