The Race for the Rose Bowl

Iowa State is headed to its fifth bowl game in six years, and the destination is about 99.99999% likely to be Houston opposite nationally-ranked TCU. But what about the rest of the Big 12 teams and the other bowl matchups?

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

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

Orange Bowl (ACC champ vs. BCS)

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

Sugar Bowl (SEC champ vs. BCS)

LSU (11-1) vs. West Virginia (10-1)

Fiesta Bowl (BCS vs. BCS)

Notre Dame (9-2) vs. Ohio State (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 (7-4) vs. TCU (10-1)

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

Central Florida (9-3) vs. Fresno State (9-3)

Meineke Car Care Bowl (Big East vs. ACC)

Clemson (7-4) vs. South Florida (6-5)

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

Georgia (9-3) vs. Boston College (8-3)  

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

South Carolina (7-4) vs. Missouri (6-5)

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

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

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

Minnesota (7-4) vs. Virginia (7-4)

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

Oklahoma (7-4) vs. Oregon (10-1)

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

Utah (6-5) vs. N.C. State (6-5)

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

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

MPC Computers Bowl (WAC vs. ACC #6)

Boise State (9-3) vs. Georgia Tech (7-4)  

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

Arizona State (6-5) vs. Rutgers (7-4)

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

Florida State (7-5) vs. Colorado (7-5)

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

Northern Illinois (8-4) vs. Memphis (6-5)

Hawaii Bowl (Conference USA #3 vs. WAC)

UTEP (8-3) vs. Nevada (8-3)

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

Houston (6-5) vs. Kansas (6-5)

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

California (7-4) vs. BYU (6-5)

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

Toledo (8-3) vs. Tulsa (7-5)

Poinsettia Bowl (Mountain West vs. at-large)

Colorado State (6-5) vs. Navy (7-4)

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

Arkansas State (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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