This week's bowl projection has a brand new Fiesta Bowl matchup. Texas replaces Oklahoma State as the Big 12 champion. That league is projected to finish in a three-way tie (Oklahoma is part of it as well), and that tiebreaker changed with this week's action. The Cowboys drop out of the BCS, while the Sooners still show up as an at-large selection.
Boise State dropped out of the BCS projection with a resounding thud after a 38-6 loss at Washington, which was the Broncos' worst loss with Chris Petersen as coach. Fresno State, which needed overtime to beat Rutgers, now projects into the BCS. Northern Illinois beat Iowa this week and could be in contention as well.
As for our projected playoff this week, Alabama and
Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs No. 4 Clemson
Rose Bowl: No. 2 Ohio State vs No. 3 Oregon
Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M vs Oklahoma State
Chick-fil-A Bowl: Georgia vs Louisville