Best. College football Saturday. Ever.
Christmas came early with rivalry week and it did not disappoint. We're in the home stretch as we head to championship week, which will determine how the majority of the bowls will look this year.
It's one of the more difficult things to do, but the postseason has a visible shape and I've begun to compile an improved rough draft for bowl projections.
Remember—these predictions are completely biased and are meant to entertain the idea of which team will fall where. Everything is subject to change on a weekly basis. And will.
*Replacement team for a conference that does not have enough bowl-eligible teams.
New Mexico Bowl: Boise State (MWC No. 4/5) vs. Arizona (Pac-12 No. 7)
Las Vegas: Fresno State (MWC No. 1) vs. USC (Pac-12 No. 5)
Famous Idaho Potato: Colorado State (MWC No. 6) vs. Buffalo (MAC No. 3)
New Orleans: Louisiana at Lafayette (Sun Belt No. 1) vs. UTSA (C-USA No. 6)
Beef O' Brady's: Central Michigan *(AAC No. 6) vs. Middle Tennessee (C-USA No. 4)
Hawai'i: UNLV (MWC No. 5) vs. Rice (C-USA No. 2)
Little Caesar's: Ball State (MAC No. 1) vs. Oregon State *(Big Ten No. 8)
Poinsettia: Utah State (MWC No. 2) vs. Notre Dame *(Army)
Military: Syracuse (ACC No. 8) vs. North Texas (C-USA No. 5)
Texas: Texas Tech (Big 12 No. 6) vs. Michigan (Big Ten No. 6)
Fight Hunger: Washington (Pac-12 No. 6) vs. BYU (BYU/ACC No. 9)
Pinstripe: East Carolina *(Big 12 No. 7) vs. Houston (AAC No. 4)
Belk: Louisville (AAC No. 3) vs. Georgia Tech (ACC No. 5)
Russell Athletic: Cincinnati (AAC No. 2) vs. Virginia Tech (ACC No. 3)
Buffalo Wild Wings: Kansas State (Big 12 No. 5) vs. Minnesota (Big Ten No. 5)
Armed Forces: San Diego State (MWC No. 3) vs. Navy (C-USA No. 3/Navy)
Music City: Boston College (ACC No. 6) vs. Vanderbilt (SEC No. 7)
Alamo: Texas (Big 12 No. 3) vs. Arizona State (Pac-12 No. 2)
Holiday: Oregon (Pac-12 No. 3) vs. Oklahoma (Big 12 No. 4)
Independence: San Jose State *(SEC No. 10) vs. North Carolina (ACC No. 7)
Sun: Miami (ACC No. 4) vs. UCLA (Pac-12 No. 4)
Liberty: Marshall (C-USA No. 1) vs. Ole Miss (SEC No. 8)
Chick-fil-A: Duke (ACC No. 2) vs. LSU (SEC No. 5)
Gator: Nebraska (Big Ten No. 4) vs. Texas A&M (SEC No. 6)
Heart of Dallas: Maryland *(Big Ten No. 7) vs. Washington State *(Big 12 No. 8)
Capital One: Wisconsin (Big Ten No. 2) vs. Missouri (SEC No. 2)
Outback: Iowa (Big Ten No. 3) vs. Georgia (SEC No. 4)
Cotton: Baylor (Big 12 No. 2) vs. South Carolina (SEC No. 3)
BBVA Compass: Mississippi State *(SEC No. 9) vs. Toledo *(AAC No. 5)
GoDaddy.com: Bowling Green (MAC No. 2) vs. Western Kentucky (Sun Belt No. 2)
Rose: Michigan State (Big Ten No. 1) vs. Stanford (Pac-12 No. 1)
Fiesta: Oklahoma State (Big 12 No. 1) vs. Northern Illinois (BCS at-large)
Sugar: Auburn (SEC No. 1) vs. Central Florida (BCS at-large)
Orange: Clemson (ACC No. 1) vs. Alabama (BCS at-large)