The Race for the Rose Bowl

These are done based on how our publisher forecasts the college football season to conclude.

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

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

Orange Bowl (ACC champ vs. BCS)

Virginia Tech (11-1) vs. Penn State (10-1)

Sugar Bowl (SEC champ vs. BCS)

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

Fiesta Bowl (BCS vs. BCS)

Ohio State (9-2) vs. Notre Dame (9-2)

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

Wisconsin (9-3) vs. Auburn (9-2)

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

Texas Tech (9-2) vs. Alabama (9-2)

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 (7-4) vs. Florida (8-3)

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

Iowa State (8-3) vs. TCU (10-1)

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

UTEP (10-2) vs. Fresno State (9-2)

Meineke Car Care Bowl (Big East vs. ACC)

South Florida (6-5) vs. Georgia Tech (8-3)

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

South Carolina (7-4) vs. Florida State (7-5)

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

Nebraska (6-5) vs. Georgia (8-4)

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

Minnesota (7-4) vs. UCLA (9-2)

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

Northwestern (7-4) vs. N.C. State (6-5)

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

Colorado (8-4) vs. Oregon (10-1)

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

BYU (6-5) vs. Virginia (6-5)

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

Iowa (7-4) vs. Oklahoma (7-4)

MPC Computers Bowl (WAC vs. ACC #6)

Boise State (9-3) vs. Clemson (7-4)

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

California (7-4) vs. Rutgers (7-4)

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

Boston College (8-3) vs. Missouri (6-5)

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

Bowling Green (8-4) vs. Navy (6-5)

Hawaii Bowl (Conference USA #3 vs. WAC)

Tulsa (7-4) vs. Nevada (7-4)

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

Memphis (6-5) vs. New Mexico (6-5)

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

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

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

Central Florida (8-4) vs. Northern Illinois (7-5)

Poinsettia Bowl (Mountain West vs. at-large)

Colorado State (6-5) vs. Houston (6-5)

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

Louisiana-Monroe (6-5) vs. Southern Miss (6-5)

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


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