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Schmolik BCS Bowl Projections: Nov. 13

Posted on: November 13, 2011 7:33 am
Edited on: November 14, 2011 6:39 am
 
Hello, college football fans!

Current BCS Bowl Projections:

Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Oregon

Sugar Bowl: Alabama vs. Houston

Orange Bowl: Clemson vs. Big East Champ (No one outside the Big East cares, the only team in the Big East that cares is probably West Virginia)

Fiesta Bowl: Stanford vs. Oklahoma

National Championship: LSU vs. Oklahoma State

Rationale:

LSU should easily be favored to win all their games and make the BCS championship game.

Oklahoma State still has Bedlam but the game is in Stillwater and Oklahoma State pounded a Texas Tech team in Lubbock who had beaten Oklahoma in Norman.

Oregon can win the Pac-12 North by winning one of their two games, both at home. They would then host the Pac-12 championship game and would most likely be favored against the Pac-12 South champion.

Penn State can win the Big Ten Leaders by winning out but no one believes they will. Wisconsin has to travel to Illinois (who looked pathetic vs. Michigan) and then host Penn State. Those two wins give the Badgers the Leaders Division. Michigan State or Nebraska will represent the Legends Division, but Wisconsin should be favored over both.

Clemson is already in the ACC Championship and their most likely opponent is a Virginia Tech team they spanked in Blacksburg.

Don't even ask me about the Big East.

With Boise State's loss, Houston is now the highest rated non AQ and should get the non AQ slot if they run the tables. Clearly they are the biggest winner of yesterday's Boise State loss and they have their former conference mate TCU to thank for it.

Alabama should still be in the top four in the BCS standings unless they lose another game. Even if they are not, the Sugar will of course take the Tide as their replacement pick for LSU anyway.

The biggest winner in Oregon's upset over Stanford? The Fiesta Bowl. Assuming the Cardinal win out but do not win the Pac-12, they will be by far the most attractive at large candidate. After the Sugar Bowl replaces LSU with Alabama, the Fiesta Bowl then has to replace Oklahoma State and then get the next pick. Stanford and Oklahoma should be the picks, especially since both are west of the Mississippi River.

I can see the Sugar Bowl (next pick) possibly choosing West Virginia over Houston. Anyone else and it's Keenum's boys. The Orange Bowl gets stuck with whoever is left.

 

Category: NCAAF
Comments

Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2011 6:40 am
 

Schmolik BCS Bowl Projections: Nov. 13

Typo on USC.  I meant to say Oregon all along. I fixed it.



Since: Jun 18, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2011 11:57 pm
 

Schmolik BCS Bowl Projections: Nov. 13

Why do you have USC in a bowl?



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