Upon further review, however, he concedes that he would not be at all surprised if the BCS Championship Game winds up featuring a Georgia vs. Southern Cal matchup.
The BCS bowl projections Fiutak posted Friday are as follows:
ROSE: Wisconsin vs. Southern Cal
SUGAR: Georgia vs. Virginia Tech
BCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Ohio State vs. Florida
Here's how Fiutak explains his Buckeye-Gator title matchup:
"The way-too-early scenario (that might/will suddenly change at some point this summer): No one goes unbeaten; Ohio State beats USC in L.A. to build up enough style points to overcome one acceptable Big Ten loss to be the begrudging choice by the voters as the nation's No. 1 team; Florida loses twice, but beats Georgia and wins the SEC championship. Repeat that exact scenario except replace Ohio State with USC (who'll lose one Pac 10 game) and Florida with Georgia, and you might have it.
"Basically, a two-loss SEC champion will have far more cachet than any other team with a blemish, even a one-loss West Virginia, ACC champion or Big 12 champion. After the last two national title games, it's going to take something special to keep the SEC champion out."