With one more week remaining in college football’s regular season, here are CFT’s 2009-10 bowl projections.
Click HERE for a “who’s who” of bowl eligibility.
Right now it looks like Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe and UCLA will be the 6-6 teams left out in the cold … unless Notre Dame decides not to go bowling.
Mark Snyder-less Marshall is good ol’ No. 68, otherwise known as “bowl team in waiting.”
Bowl Championship Series Title Game
January 7 — Pasadena, Calif.
BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2
Projection: Alabama vs. Texas
BCS — Orange Bowl
January 5 — Miami Gardens, Fla.
BCS vs. BCS (ACC champion if available)
Projection: Georgia Tech vs. TCU
BCS — Fiesta Bowl
January 4 — Glendale, Ariz.
BCS vs. BCS (Big 12 champion if available)
Projection: Boise State vs. Penn State
BCS — Sugar Bowl
January 1 — New Orleans
BCS vs. BCS (SEC champion if available)
Projection: Florida vs. Cincinnati
BCS — Rose Bowl
January 1 — Pasadena, Calif.
BCS (Big Ten champion if available) vs. BCS (Pac 10 champion if available)
Projection: Ohio State vs. Oregon
January 6 — Mobile, Ala.
ACC No. 9 vs. MAC No. 2
Projection: Middle Tennessee* vs. Ohio
(* no eligible ACC team available)
January 2 — San Antonio
Big Ten No. 4-5 vs. Big 12 No. 4-5
Projection: Michigan State vs. Texas Tech
January 2 — Birmingham, Ala.
Big East No. 5 (or Sun Belt if none eligible) vs. SEC No. 9
Projection: South Florida vs. Kentucky
January 2 — Arlington, Texas
Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC No. 3-4
Projection: Oklahoma State vs. Tennessee (an “Orange Bowl” of sorts)
January 2 — Toronto
Big East No. 4 vs. MAC No. 3
Projection: Rutgers vs. Temple (Owls seek revenge for getting booted from Big East)
January 2 — Memphis, Tenn.
C-USA No. 1 vs. SEC No. 6-7
Projection: Houston vs. Arkansas
January 1 — Jacksonville, Fla.
ACC No. 3 vs. Big East No. 2, Big 12 No. 4, or Notre Dame
Projection: Miami (Fla.) vs. West Virginia
Capital One Bowl
January 1 — Orlando, Fla.
Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2
Projection: Iowa vs. LSU
January 1 — Tampa, Fla.
Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC No. 3-4
Projection: Wisconsin vs. Mississippi
December 31 — Atlanta
ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5
Projection: Virginia Tech vs. Georgia
December 31 — Tempe, Ariz.
Big Ten No. 6 vs. Big 12 No. 6
Projection: Minnesota vs. Missouri
December 31 — El Paso, Texas
Pac 10 No. 3 vs. Big East No. 2, Big 12 No. 5 or Notre Dame
Projection: California vs. Oklahoma
Armed Forces Bowl
December 31 — Fort Worth, Texas
Mountain West No. 3-4 vs. C-USA No. 3
Projection: Air Force vs. East Carolina
December 30 — Houston
Big 12 No. 8
vs. C-USA No. 7 or Navy
p>Projection: Iowa State vs. Navy (accepted bid)
December 30 — Boise, Idaho
Mountain West No. 5 vs. WAC
Projection: Bowling Green* vs. Idaho
(* no eligible MWC team available)
December 30 — San Diego
Big 12 No. 3 vs. Pac 10 No. 2
Projection: Nebraska vs. USC
December 30 — Washington D.C.
ACC No. 8 or MAC No. 4 vs. C-USA No. 6 or Army
Projection: Northern Illinois vs. Marshall (or Army if it defeats Navy on Dec. 12)
Champs Sports Bowl
December 29 — Orlando, Fla.
ACC No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4-5
Projection: Clemson vs. Northwestern
December 28 — Shreveport, La.
Big 12 No. 7 vs. SEC No. 8 (or Sun Belt if none eligible)
Projection: Texas A&M vs. Auburn
Music City Bowl
December 27 — Nashville, Tenn.
ACC No. 5 vs. SEC No. 6-7
Projection: North Carolina vs. South Carolina (“Carolina Bowl” should be an annual thing)
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
December 26 — Detroit
Big Ten No. 7 vs. MAC No. 1
Projection: Notre Dame* (if Irish decide they need 15 extra practices) vs. Central Michigan
(* no eligible Big Ten team available)
Meineke Car Care Bowl
December 26 — Charlotte, N.C.
ACC No. 6 vs. Big East No. 3
Projection: Florida State vs. Pittsburgh
December 26 — San Francisco
ACC No. 7 vs. Pac 10 No. 4-5
Projection: Boston College vs. Stanford
December 24 — Honolulu
C-USA No. 2 vs. WAC
Projection: SMU vs. Nevada
December 23 — San Diego
Mountain West No. 2 vs. Pac 10 No. 6 (or WAC if none eligible)
Projection: Brigham Young vs. Arizona
December 22 — Las Vegas
Mountain West No. 1 vs. Pac 10 No. 4-5
Projection: Utah vs. Oregon State (BYU can’t play in Vegas for fifth consecutive year)
New Orleans Bowl
December 20 — New Orleans
C-USA No. 4 vs. Sun Belt champion
Projection: Southern Miss vs. Troy (accepted bid)
St. Petersburg Bowl
December 19 — St. Petersburg, Fla.
Big East No. 6 (or Sun Belt if none eligible) vs. C-USA No. 5
Projection: Connecticut vs. Central Florida
New Mexico Bowl
December 19 — Albuquerque
Mountain West No. 3-4 vs. WAC
Projection: Wyoming vs. Fresno State