The Race for the Rose Bowl

After the big win over Texas A&M the Cyclones' bowl outlook is improving and if they win out a trip to San Antonio could be on the horizon. Here's our publisher's weekly look at the bowl outlook, and keep in mind these are based on his projections of how the season will end.

Rose Bowl (BCS #1 vs. BCS #2)

USC (12-0) vs. Texas (12-0)

Orange Bowl (ACC champ vs. BCS)

Virginia Tech (11-1) vs. Penn State (9-2)

Sugar Bowl (SEC champ vs. BCS)

LSU (11-1) vs. West Virginia (9-2)

Fiesta Bowl (BCS vs. BCS)

Notre Dame (9-2) vs. UCLA (10-1)

Capitol One Bowl (Big Ten #2 vs. SEC #2)

Wisconsin (10-2) vs. Florida (9-2)

Cotton Bowl (Big 12 #2 vs. SEC #3)

Texas Tech (10-1) vs. Georgia (10-2)

Gator Bowl (Big East #2 vs. ACC #2)

Louisville (9-2) vs. Miami, Fla. (9-2)

Outback Bowl (Big Ten #3 vs. SEC #4)

Michigan (8-3) vs. Alabama (9-2)

*Houston Bowl (Big 12 #6 vs. SEC)

Nebraska (7-4) vs. Michigan State (6-5)

Liberty Bowl (Conference USA champ vs. at-large)

UTEP (11-1) vs. Navy (6-5)

Meineke Car Care Bowl (Big East vs. ACC)

Rutgers (8-3) vs. Virginia (7-4)

Peach Bowl (SEC #5 vs. ACC #3)

South Carolina (7-4) vs. Florida State (9-2)

*Independence Bowl (Big 12 #5 vs. SEC #6)

Oklahoma (6-5) vs. Maryland (6-5)

Sun Bowl (Big Ten #5 vs. Pac-10 #3)

Iowa (7-4) vs. California (8-3)

Music City Bowl (Big Ten #6 vs. SEC)

Northwestern (6-5) vs. Tennessee (6-5)

Holiday Bowl (Big 12 #2 vs. Pac-10 #2)

Colorado (8-4) vs. Oregon (9-2)

*Emerald City Bowl (Mountain West #2 vs. Pac-10 #6)

Colorado State (7-4) vs. Western Michigan (7-4)

Alamo Bowl (Big Ten #4 vs. Big 12 #4)

Ohio State (8-3) vs. Iowa State (8-3)

MPC Computers Bowl (WAC vs. ACC #6)

Boise State (9-3) vs. Georgia Tech (6-5)

*Insight Bowl (Pac-10 #4 vs. Big East #4)

Arizona State (6-5) vs. BYU (6-5)

Champs Sports Bowl (ACC #4 vs. Big 12 #7)

Boston College (7-4) vs. Texas A&M (6-5)

Motor City Bowl (MAC champ vs. Big Ten #7)

Toledo (9-3) vs. Minnesota (7-4)

Hawaii Bowl (Conference USA #3 vs. WAC)

Tulsa (7-4) vs. Fresno State (9-2)

Fort Worth Bowl (Conference USA-4 vs. Big 12 #8)

Houston (7-4) vs. Missouri (6-5)

*Las Vegas Bowl (Mountain West champ vs. Pac-10 #5)

TCU (10-1) vs. Miami, Oh. (8-4)

GMAC Bowl (Conference USA #2 vs. MAC/WAC)

Southern Miss (8-3) vs. Louisiana Tech (6-5)

Poinsettia Bowl (Mountain West vs. at-large)

New Mexico (6-5) vs. Akron (7-4)

New Orleans Bowl (Sun Belt champ vs. Conference USA)

Louisiana-Monroe (6-6) vs. Central Florida (7-4)

 

*Conference didn't have a bowl-eligible team for that spot so an at-large selection was made instead.


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