BOWL PROJECTIONS
 
 

Updated Dec. 8

Jerry Palm
JERRY PALM
BCS Expert
BCS National Championship
Florida State vs. Auburn
Jan. 6, 8:30 p.m.| Pasadena, Calif.
Matchup Analysis
In the final year of the BCS, No. 1 Florida State will take on No. 2 Auburn in the BCS Championship Game. -- Jerry Palm
Orange Bowl
Clemson vs. Ohio State
Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m. | Miami, Fla.
Matchup Analysis
Clemson is chosen as the replacement for Florida State. Ohio State gets picked for the first at-large spot.
Sugar Bowl
Alabama vs. Oklahoma
Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. ET | New Orleans, La.
Matchup Analysis
Alabama replaces SEC champion and archrival Auburn in this bowl. For the other spot, the bowl chooses Oklahoma from the Big 12.
Fiesta Bowl
Baylor vs. UCF
Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. ET | Glendale, Ariz.
Matchup Analysis
Baylor is the Big 12 champion and lands in the Fiesta Bowl. With the last pick of at-large selections, the Fiesta is left with UCF, the American Conference champion.
Rose Bowl
Michigan State vs. Stanford
Jan. 1, 5:00 p.m. ET | Pasadena, Calif.
Matchup Analysis
The Rose gets its traditional matchup of Big Ten champion Michigan State and Pac-12 winner Stanford.
BCS Games
BowlDateLocationMatchupPrediction
BCS Title GameJan. 6Pasadena, Calif..BCS vs BCSFlorida State vs. Auburn
OrangeJan. 3Miami, Fla.ACC/BCS vs BCSClemson vs. Ohio State
SugarJan. 2New Orleans, La.SEC/BCS vs BCSAlabama vs. Oklahoma
FiestaJan. 1Glendale, Ariz.Big 12/BCS vs BCSBaylor vs. UCF
RoseJan. 1Pasadena, Calif.Big Ten/BCS vs Pac-12/BCSMichigan State vs. Stanford
Non-BCS Games
BowlDateLocationMatchupPrediction
Famous Idaho PotatoDec. 21Boise, IdahoMAC No. 3 vs. MWCBuffalo vs. San Diego State
New OrleansDec. 21New Orleans, La.Sun Belt No. 1 vs. C-USALa.-Lafayette vs. Tulane
Las VegasDec. 21Las Vegas, Nev.MWC No. 1 vs. Pac-12 No. 5Fresno State vs. USC
New MexicoDec. 21Albuquerque, N.M.MWC No. 4/5 vs. Pac-12 No. 7Colorado State vs. Wash. State
Beef O'Brady'sDec. 23St. Petersburg, Fla.American No. 6 vs. C-USAOhio* vs. East Carolina
HawaiiDec. 24Honolulu, HawaiiMWC vs. C-USABoise State vs. Oregon State*
PoinsettiaDec. 26San Diego, Calif.MWC No. 2 vs. ArmyUtah State vs. N. Illinois*
Little CaesarsDec. 26Detroit, Mich.MAC vs. Big Ten No. 8Bowling Green vs. Pittsburgh*
Fight HungerDec. 27San Francisco, Calif.Pac-12 No. 6 vs. BYUWashington vs. BYU
TexasDec. 27Houston, Tex.Big 12 No. 6 vs. Big Ten No. 6Syracuse* vs. Minnesota
MilitaryDec. 27Annapolis, Md.ACC No. 8 vs. C-USAMaryland vs. Marshall
Russell AthleticDec. 28Orlando, Fla.American No. 2 vs. ACC No. 3Louisville vs. Miami (FL)
Buffalo Wild WingsDec. 28Phoenix, Ariz.Big 12 No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4/5Kansas State vs. Michigan
BelkDec. 28Charlotte, N.C.American No. 3 vs. ACC No. 5Cincinnati vs. North Carolina
PinstripeDec. 28New York, N.Y.Big 12 No. 7 vs. American No. 4Notre Dame* vs. Rutgers
Music CityDec. 30Nashville, Tenn.ACC No. 6 vs. SEC No. 7Georgia Tech vs. Ole Miss
Armed ForcesDec. 30Fort Worth, Tex.MWC vs. NavyMiddle Tenn.* vs. Navy
AlamoDec. 30San Antonio, Tex.Big 12 No. 3 vs. Pac-12 No. 2Texas vs. Oregon
HolidayDec. 30San Diego, Calif.Pac-12 No. 3 vs. Big 12 No. 5Arizona State vs. Texas Tech
Advocare V100Dec. 31Shreveport, La.SEC No. 10 vs. ACC No. 7Arizona* vs. Boston College
LibertyDec. 31Memphis, Tenn.C-USA No. 1 vs. American/SEC No. 8/9Rice vs. Miss. State
Chick-fil-ADec. 31Atlanta, Ga.ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5Duke vs. Texas A&M
SunDec. 31El Paso, Tex.ACC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 4Virginia Tech vs. UCLA
OutbackJan. 1Tampa, Fla.Big Ten No. 3 vs. SECIowa vs. LSU
Heart of DallasJan. 1Dallas, Tex.Big Ten No. 7 vs. C-USAUNLV* vs. North Texas
Capital OneJan. 1Orlando, Fla.Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2Wisconsin vs. South Carolina
GatorJan. 1Jacksonville, Fla.Big Ten No. 4/5 vs. SEC No. 6Nebraska vs. Georgia
CottonJan. 3Arlington, Tex.Big 12 No. 2 vs. SECOkla. State vs. Missouri
BBVA CompassJan. 4Birmingham, Ala.SEC No. 8/9 vs. American No. 5/C-USAVanderbilt vs. Houston
GoDaddy.comJan. 5Mobile, Ala.MAC vs. Sun Belt No. 2Ball State vs. Ark. State

* - Replacement team. All games are on ESPN, except for the Sun (CBS), Cotton (FOX), Heart of Dallas (ESPNU) and Gator (ESPN2). If Army is bowl-eligible, it will play in the Poinsettia Bowl. If Navy is bowl-eligible, it will play in the Armed Forces Bowl. If BYU is bowl-eligible, it will play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

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