SUGAR BOWL: Florida wins ugly but the Gators keep winning, so I suspect they'll find a way to beat Arkansas in the SEC Championship Game. That will earn Urban Meyer the berth opposite Notre Dame in New Orleans.
ROSE BOWL: Disdaining a Michigan-Notre Dame rematch, Pasadena picks ultra-talented LSU (10-2) to fill the slot opposite the Wolverines.
OUTBACK BOWL: Due to proximity and the fact Arkansas will be coming off back-to-back losses, the Tampa folks assume that Auburn (10-2) will bring a bigger contingent of fans to watch a game with Joe Pa's Penn State team.
COTTON BOWL: Someone gets the green weenie every bowl season, and this year that someone will be Arkansas. Though probably the SEC's best team, the Razorbacks (10-3) find themselves relegated to facing Texas in Dallas.
CHICK FIL-A BOWL: Hmmmm ... This bowl's located in Atlanta, and the state university's team is available. Georgia (8-4) looks like a lock for the spot opposite the ACC runnerup, probably Virginia Tech.
LIBERTY BOWL: Steve Spurrier beat Tennessee in Knoxville last year and beat Vanderbilt in Nashville this year. His South Carolina team (7-5) gets a Volunteer State trifecta by winning a trip to Memphis for a date with Houston.
INDEPENDENCE BOWL: Alabama (6-6) loses a fifth consecutive time to Auburn, fires its coach, then has to face Texas Tech at Shreveport in a rematch of last year's Cotton Bowl. Is this a bad year for the Tide or what?