A showdown between NC State and Florida State will determine the champion of the ACC. If the Noles win they are headed to the BCS. If NC State can beat FSU and win the rest of their games they will be the champions. Maryland is in between the top of the ACC and the bottom and will likely get the invite from the Gator Bowl no matter what at this point. They won't return to the Peach where they belong. Clemson's win moved them up tremendously because Wake Forest and Georgia Tech, teams that Clemson lost to, fell so low. Virginia could shoot past Clemson and the rest of the lower-tier teams because of their potential for big wins at the end of the season. Tech and Wake need to pull it together for a bowl.
It's very simple in the Big East. If Pitt wins out then they go to Miami for the Orange Bowl; or to play TCU in the Fiesta if things go horribly wrong. Virginia Tech will probably end up in the Gator Bowl and Miami will get stuck with the Insight Bowl if they lose to Pitt. If the Canes beat Pitt then all hell breaks loose in the Big East.
The most complicated situation is always the SEC because of its championship game. If LSU wins out then they go to the BCS no matter what. The same goes for Tennessee and Georgia. Florida needs Tennessee to lose against Kentucky to get into the BCS mix as they are virtually eliminated as far as the title race is concerned if the Dawgs and Vols win out. Should Georgia lose to Auburn or Kentucky, however, Florida will go to Atlanta for the SEC title game with either LSU or Ole Miss.
The Rebels will likely end up in the Cotton if they lose to LSU no matter if they beat State or not to end the season. Auburn will end up in either the Independence or in the Music City Bowl; a win over Georgia won't help them with that. Arkansas probably deserves better but they will get the Independence because the Music City won't want them two seasons in a row. South Carolina needs a win in their final two games to even become bowl eligible. I doubt that will happen but if it does they will wind up in the Houston Bowl and nothing says you've made it like the Houston Bowl.
|Team||Probable Bowl||Best case||Worst Case|
|FSU||FedEx Orange Bowl||Orange Bowl||Toyota Gator Bowl|
|N.C. State||Toyota Gator Bowl||Orange Bowl||Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl|
|Maryland||Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl||Toyota Gator Bowl||Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl|
|Clemson||Continental Tire Bowl||Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl||Humanitarian Bowl|
|Virginia||Mazda Tangerine Bowl||Tangerine Bowl||No Bowl|
|Georgia Tech||Humanitarian Bowl||Tangerine Bowl||No Bowl|
|Pittsburgh||FedEx Orange Bowl||FedEx Orange Bowl||Toyota Gator Bowl|
|Miami||Insight Bowl||FedEx Orange Bowl||Insight Bowl|
|Virginia Tech||Toyota Gator Bowl||Toyota Gator Bowl||Toyota Gator Bowl|
|LSU||BCS Bowl game||BCS Bowl game||Citrus Bowl|
|Georgia||Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl||BCS Bowl game||Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl|
|Mississippi||Cotton Bowl||BCS Bowl game||Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl|
|Tennessee||Outback Bowl||BCS Bowl game||Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl|
|Florida||Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl||BCS Bowl game||Outback Bowl|
|Auburn||Music City Bowl||Independence Bowl||Houston Bowl|
|Arkansas||MainStay Independence Bowl||Houston Bowl||No Bowl|
|South Carolina||Houston Bowl||Houston Bowl||No Bowl|