Bowl Projections

Based on the best possible projection for all teams involved, including Iowa State, our founder gazes into his crystal ball and begins his weekly determination of how the bowl bonanza will shake out come December 3rd.

The National Championship Game

BCS #1 vs. BCS #2

Texas (12-1) vs. Ohio State (12-0)

Sugar Bowl

BCS vs. SEC Champ (if available)
Louisville (11-1) vs. Florida (11-2)

Orange Bowl

BCS vs. ACC Champ (if available)

West Virginia (11-1) vs. Clemson (11-2)

Fiesta Bowl

BCS vs. Big 12 Champ (if available)

Auburn (11-2) vs. Notre Dame (11-1)

Rose Bowl

Pac-10 Champ vs. Big Ten Champ (if available)

Michigan (11-1) vs. California (11-1)

Note: In this scenario the Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl would get the first two picks among at-large teams because they lost their automatic bids to the National Championship Game. I have the Rose Bowl taking the Wolverines and the Fiesta Bowl taking the Fighting Irish for the second straight year.


Conference USA vs. MAC

Kent State vs. Southern Mississippi

International Bowl

MAC vs. Big East

Western Michigan vs. South Florida

Capitol One Bowl

SEC vs. Big Ten

Tennessee vs. Iowa

Outback Bowl

SEC vs. Big Ten

LSU vs. Wisconsin

Cotton Bowl

SEC vs. Big 12

Texas A&M vs. Arkansas

Gator Bowl

ACC vs. Big 12 or Big East

Florida State vs. Rutgers

Chick-Fil-A Bowl


Georgia Tech vs. Alabama

Meineke Car Care Bowl

ACC vs. Big East/Navy

Navy vs. Miami, Fla.

Liberty Bowl

Conference USA vs. SEC

Tulsa vs. South Carolina

Alamo Bowl

Big 12 vs. Big Ten

Oklahoma vs. Penn State

Insight Bowl

Big Ten vs. Big 12

Michigan State/Indiana winner vs. Iowa State/Kansas winner

Sun Bowl

Big 12/Big East vs. Pac-10

Nebraska vs. Oregon

Music City Bowl


Georgia vs. Boston College

Champs Sports Bowl

Big Ten vs. ACC

Purdue vs. Virginia Tech

MPC Computers Bowl


Boise State vs. Wake Forest

*Texas Bowl

Big 12 vs. Big East

Pittsburgh vs. UCLA

Holiday Bowl

Big 12 vs. Pac-10

Missouri vs. USC

Independence Bowl

SEC vs. Big 12

Kentucky vs. Oklahoma State

Emerald Bowl

Pac-10 vs. ACC

Washington vs. Maryland

*Motor City Bowl

MAC vs. Big Ten

Central Michigan vs. Utah

Hawaii Bowl

Pac-10 vs. WAC

Washington State vs. Hawaii

Fort Worth Bowl

Mountain West vs. Conference USA


Birmingham Bowl

Conference USA vs. Big East/MAC

SMU vs. Northern Illinois

New Mexico Bowl

Mountain West vs. WAC

Colorado State vs. Nevada

New Orleans Bowl

Sun Belt vs. Conference USA

Arkansas State vs. Houston

Las Vegas Bowl

Pac-10 vs. Mountain West

Arizona State vs. BYU

Poinsettia Bowl

Mountain West vs. At-large

Air Force vs. N.C. State

*=An at-large team was selected since conference tie-in was unavailable




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