Bowl Projections: Week 12
BCS National Championship: Oregon (BCS No. 1) vs. Kansas State (BCS No. 2)
Pending another computer fail and Alabama jump, Oregon and Kansas State are the new favorites to appear in the national championship. The Ducks have a difficult road ahead with matchups against Stanford, Oregon State and a potential Pac-12 title game, while Kansas State must beat Baylor and Texas before becoming a sure lock.
Fiesta Bowl: Texas A&M (BCS at-large) vs. Georgia (BCS at-large)
The Aggies will look to further their first-year SEC experience by taking on the winner of the East division, Georgia, who fell to Alabama in the conference title game.
Sugar Bowl: Alabama (SEC No. 1) vs. Clemson (BCS at-large)
Whoa. The SEC champion in the Sugar Bowl? Don't see that very often.
Orange Bowl: Florida State (ACC No. 1) vs. Rutgers (Big East No. 1)
It's almost inevitable that he Seminoles will find their way to the Orange Bowl. They'll be playing either Miami (Fla.) or Duke for the ACC, and they've already blown out both during the regular season. Also, Rutgers gets in after beating Louisville in the final game of the season.
Rose Bowl: Nebraska (Big Ten No. 1) vs. Notre Dame (BCS at-large)
Nebraska gets in here with a win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game. Since Oregon is in the national championship and neither Stanford or Oregon State are BCS eligible, Notre Dame gets the nod for the Rose Bowl.
GoDaddy.com: Northern Illinois (MAC No. 1) vs. Middle Tennessee (Sun Belt No. 2)
BBVA Compass: Toledo (SEC No. 8/9*) vs. Western Kentucky (Big East No. 5*)
Cotton: Oklahoma (Big 12 No. 2) vs. LSU (SEC No. 3/4)
Heart of Dallas: San Jose State (Big Ten No. 7*) vs. TCU (Big 12 No. 8)
Outback: Northwestern (Big Ten No. 3) vs. South Carolina (SEC No. 3/4)
Gator: Wisconsin (Big Ten No. 4) vs. Vanderbilt (SEC No. 6)
Capital One: Michigan (Big Ten No. 2) vs. Florida (SEC No. 2)
Sun: North Carolina State (ACC No. 4) vs. USC (Pac-12 No. 4)
Music City: Duke (ACC No. 6) vs. Missouri (SEC No. 7/8)
Liberty: Tulsa (C-USA No. 1) vs. Bowling Green (SEC No. 8/9*)
Chick-fil-A: Miami (Fla.) (ACC No. 2) vs. Mississippi State (SEC No. 5)
Pinstripe: Iowa State (Big 12 No. 7) vs. Syracuse (Big East No. 4)
Kraft Fight Hunger: UCLA (Pac-12 No. 6) vs. Navy (Navy)
Buffalo Wild Wings: Oklahoma State (Big 12 No. 4) vs. Michigan State (Big Ten No. 5)
Armed Forces: Louisiana-Lafayette (C-USA No. 4*) vs. Air Force (MWC No. 4)
Alamo: Texas (Big 12 No. 3) vs. Stanford (Pac-12 No. 2)
Russell Athletic: Louisville (Big East No. 2) vs. Georgia Tech (ACC No. 3)
Meineke Car Care: West Virginia (Big 12 No. 6) vs. Minnesota (Big Ten No. 6)
Independence: Louisiana-Monroe (SEC No. 10*) vs. Utah State (ACC No. 7*)
Military: UTSA (ACC No. 8*) vs. Ohio (Army*)
Holiday: Oregon State (Pac-12 No. 3) vs. Texas Tech (Big 12 No. 5)
Belk: Cincinnati (Big East No. 3) vs. Virginia Tech (ACC No. 5)
Little Caesars: Kent State (MAC No. 2) vs. Arizona State (Big Ten No. 8*)
Hawaii: Fresno State (MWC No. 3) vs. Houston (C-USA No. 4)
New Orleans: Arkansas State (Sun Belt No. 1) vs. SMU (C-USA No. 3)
Las Vegas: Boise State (MWC No. 1) vs. Washington (Pac-12 No. 5)
Beef O'Brady's: (Big East No. 6*) vs. East Carolina (C-USA No. 2)
Poinsettia: San Diego State (MWC No. 2) vs. BYU (BYU).
New Mexico: Nevada (MWC No. 4/5*) vs. Arizona (Pac-12 No. 7)
Famous Idaho Potato: Ball State (MAC No. 3) vs. Louisiana Tech (WAC No. 1)
*Replacement team for conference that can't fill bids.