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2006-2007 College Football Bowl Projections


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Okay, I have to admit it. This is one of my guilty pleasures. I love to project the bowl games, starting sometime around this midway point. Some games are always reaches due to lack of a tie in, or whatnot. Some of the tie-ins have changed for this year so I will include the tie-ins as listed. So here goes. This is my best guess.

Poinsettia Bowl - MWC/@ large - Air Force vs. Washington State

Las Vegas Bowl - PAC10/MWC - Arizona State vs. Utah

New Orleans Bowl - Sun Belt/CUSA - Louisiana Lafayette vs. Texas El Paso

New Mexico Bowl - WAC/MWC - San Jose State vs. Colorado State

Birmingham Bowl - Big East/CUSA - South Florida vs. East Carolina

Armed Forces Bowl (previously Fort Worth) - MWC/CUSA - Brigham Young vs. Southern Mississippi

Hawaii Bowl - WAC/PAC10 - Hawaii vs. Washington

Motor City Bowl - MAC/Big Ten (none available) - Central Michigan vs. Texas Christian

Emerald Bowl - ACC/PAC10 - Florida State vs. California Los Angeles

Independence Bowl - SEC/Big XII - Texas Tech vs. Georgia

Holiday Bowl - PAC10/Big XII - Southern California vs. Texas A&M

Texas Bowl - Big East/Big XII - Pittsburgh vs. Kansas

MPC Computers Bowl - WAC/ACC - Nevada vs. North Carolina State

Champs Sports Bowl - ACC/Big Ten - Miami (FL) vs. Indiana

Music City Bowl - SEC/ACC - South Carolina vs. Maryland

Sun Bowl - PAC 10/Big East or Big XII - Oregon vs. Rutgers

Ingight Bowl - Big Ten/Big XII - Iowa vs. Nebraska

Alamo Bowl - Big Ten/Big XII - Purdue vs. Iowa State

Liberty Bowl - CUSA/SEC - Tulsa vs. Alabama

Car Care Bowl - ACC/Big East (Navy if eligible) - Virginia Tech vs. Navy

Chic-fil-a Bowl (previously Peach) - SEC/ACC - Auburn vs. Boston College

Gator Bowl - ACC/ Big East or Big XII - Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma

Cotton Bowl - SEC/Big XII - Arkansas vs. Missouri

Outback Bowl - SEC/Big Ten - Louisiana State vs. Wisconsin

Capital One Bowl - SEC/ Big Ten - Tennessee vs. Penn State

International Bowl - Big East vs. MAC - Syracuse vs. Kent State

GMAC Bowl - CUSA vs. MAC - Houston vs. Northern Illinois

BCS

Rose Bowl - Michigan vs. California

Orange Bowl - Clemson vs. Notre Dame

Sugar Bowl - Florida vs. West Virginia

Fiesta Bowl - Texas vs. Boise State

National Championship - Ohio State vs. Louisville

Ok so there ya go. Comment on my selections, praise them, make observations, or rip em to shreds. This is just alot of fun to me. Enjoy, guys.

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good call on USC, though I seriously think they could even drop past being #2 in the Pac-10. they almost lost to freaking Washington at home, what do you think is going to happen when real teams like Cal and Oregon come through? Between those two and Notre Dame they could have 3 losses this year.

I thought Ohio State and Michigan were already locked into the national championship when they play The Big Game...seriously, whoever wins that gets their shot, the other gets to play in the Rose Bowl. I don't think Louisville is going to rise that high in the BCS rankings to meet 'em in the championship though, a good bet would be Florida or Auburn.

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I thought Ohio State and Michigan were already locked into the national championship when they play The Big Game...seriously, whoever wins that gets their shot, the other gets to play in the Rose Bowl. I don't think Louisville is going to rise that high in the BCS rankings to meet 'em in the championship though, a good bet would be Florida or Auburn.

I totally agree with you, the Ohio State-Michigan game will decide one of the National Championship teams, and the other team in my mind will be the winner of Louisville-West Virginia. Yes, I knwo this might sound hard to believe, but in my ming that team will be the only undefeated team in the nation, other than the winner of Ohio State-Michigan.

My prediction for the BCS Championship Game is West Virginia and Michigan.

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Well, I'll go so far as to forecast the fates of the Big XII schools since that's my bread and butter. I'll throw in the BCS tilts as well . . .

Independence Bowl - SEC/Big XII - Texas Tech vs. Georgia

Holiday Bowl - PAC10/Big XII - California vs. Oklahoma

Texas Bowl - Big East/Big XII - Pittsburgh vs. Oklahoma State

Insight Bowl - Big Ten/Big XII - Purdue vs. Iowa State

Alamo Bowl - Big Ten/Big XII - Iowa vs. Missouri

Gator Bowl - ACC/ Big East or Big XII - Georgia Tech vs. Nebraska

Cotton Bowl - SEC/Big XII - Arkansas vs. Texas A&M

BCS

Rose Bowl - Ohio State vs. Southern California

Orange Bowl - Clemson vs. Notre Dame

Sugar Bowl - Florida vs. Louisville

Fiesta Bowl - Texas vs. Boise State

National Championship - Michigan vs. West Virginia

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I totally agree with you, the Ohio State-Michigan game will decide one of the National Championship teams, and the other team in my mind will be the winner of Louisville-West Virginia. Yes, I knwo this might sound hard to believe, but in my ming that team will be the only undefeated team in the nation, other than the winner of Ohio State-Michigan.

I know this isn't the way it shakes out in real life, but why should being undefeated qualify a team for the national championship game? Take a look at West Virginia's schedule: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/teamsched?teamId=277. Any solid team would have a good shot at going undefeated against this schedule. The only serious team they play is Louisville, and they're missing their stud RB and their stud QB is of questionable health.

In my mind, Big East teams should be treated as a class in between mid-majors and BCS conferences... if they play a serious non-conference schedule, they can prove themselves, but otherwise, they shouldn't have a shot at the title game (and no, Marshall, Eastern Washington, East Carolina, and Mississippi State doesn't qualify as serious). Treat them like Utah a couple years ago: Give them respect, a top-10 ranking, and a BCS bowl if they're undefeated, but not a shot at a championship. If you want that shot, schedule someone good non-conference, like Louisville. At least the Cards had the stones to schedule Miami and K-State before anyone knew they would both suck.

That said, either WVa or Louisville will almost surely go undefeated. So the championship game matchup will depend on whether USC falters. And it's true, they play Oregon, Cal, and Notre Dame, but all those games are in the Coliseum. With their young players improving, I don't think they'll lose any of those. So my title game matchup is Michigan vs. USC in an old-school Rose Bowl type matchup.

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my thoughts

Since Fiesta Bowl have first dibs this year other than the Rose Bowl getting their Big Ten-Pac 10 matchup so I will have these matchups

Rose Bowl - Ohio State vs. Southern California(PAC 10)

Orange Bowl - Clemson(ACC) vs. Louisville

Sugar Bowl - Notre Dame vs. Auburn(SEC)

Fiesta Bowl - Florida vs. Texas(Big XII)

National Championship - West Virginia(Big East) vs MICHIGAN(Big Ten)

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Poinsettia Bowl - MWC/@ large - Air Force vs. Washington State

Las Vegas Bowl - PAC10/MWC - Arizona State vs. Utah

New Orleans Bowl - Sun Belt/CUSA - Louisiana Lafayette vs. Texas El Paso

New Mexico Bowl - WAC/MWC - San Jose State vs. Colorado State

Birmingham Bowl - Big East/CUSA -UConn vs. East Carolina

Armed Forces Bowl (previously Fort Worth) - MWC/CUSA - BYU vs. Southern Mississippi

Hawaii Bowl - WAC/PAC10 - Hawaii vs. Washington

Motor City Bowl - MAC/Big Ten (none available) - Central Michigan vs. TCU

Emerald Bowl - ACC/PAC10 - Wake Forrest vs. UCLA

Independence Bowl - SEC/Big XII - Texas Tech vs. Alabama

Holiday Bowl - PAC10/Big XII - Oregon vs Missouri

Texas Bowl - Big East/Big XII - South Florida vs. Kansas

MPC Computers Bowl - WAC/ACC - Boise State vs. North Carolina State

Champs Sports Bowl - ACC/Big Ten - Virginia Tech vs. Indiana

Music City Bowl - SEC/ACC - South Carolina vs. Wake Forest

Sun Bowl - PAC 10/Big East or Big XII - California vs. Rutgers

Ingight Bowl - Big Ten/Big XII - Purdue vs. Baylor

Alamo Bowl - Big Ten/Big XII - Iowa vs. Texas A&M

Liberty Bowl - CUSA/SEC - Tulsa vs. Georgia

Car Care Bowl - ACC/Big East (Navy if eligible) - Miami vs. Navy

Chic-fil-a Bowl (previously Peach) - SEC/ACC - Georgia vs. Florida State

Gator Bowl - ACC/ Big East or Big XII - Clemson vs. Nebraska

Cotton Bowl - SEC/Big XII - Oklahoma vs. Arkansas

Outback Bowl - SEC/Big Ten - LSU vs. Wisconsin

Capital One Bowl - SEC/ Big Ten - Tennessee vs. Penn State

International Bowl - Big East vs. MAC -Pittsburgh vs. Kent State

GMAC Bowl - CUSA vs. MAC - Houston vs. Northern Illinois

BCS

Rose Bowl - Michigan vs. USC

Orange Bowl - Boston College vs. Auburn

Sugar Bowl - Florida vs. Louisville

Fiesta Bowl - Texas vs. Notre Dame

National Championship - Ohio State vs. West Virginia

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