College Football Bowl Projections for 2012
Athlon picks USC and LSU to match up in the National Title.
By: Steven Lassan | 7/16/12, 5:55 AM EDT
Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in.
Athlon has released its 2012 rankings but it's time to unveil where teams will be spending the postseason.
USC and LSU are Athlon's prediction to play in the national title game, but who will play in college football's remaining 35 bowls?
2012-2013 College Football Bowl Projections
|New Mexico||Dec. 15||MWC vs. Pac-12||Arizona vs. Colorado State|
|Famous Idaho Potato||Dec. 15||MAC vs. WAC||Louisiana Tech vs. Western Michigan|
|Poinsettia||Dec. 20||BYU vs. MWC||BYU vs. Nevada|
|Beef 'O'Brady's||Dec. 21||Big East vs. C-USA||Vanderbilt* vs. Southern Miss|
|New Orleans||Dec. 22||Sun Belt vs. C-USA||UL Lafayette vs. Tulsa|
|Las Vegas||Dec. 22||MWC vs. Pac-12||UCLA vs. Boise State|
|Hawaii||Dec. 24||C-USA vs. MWC||Wyoming vs. SMU|
|Little Caesars||Dec. 26||Big Ten vs. MAC||Washington State* vs. Toledo|
|Military||Dec. 27||ACC vs. Army||Marshall* vs. Air Force*|
|Belk||Dec. 27||ACC vs. Big East||Virginia vs. Pittsburgh|
|Holiday||Dec. 27||Big 12 vs. Pac-12||Washington vs. Kansas State|
|Independence||Dec. 28||ACC vs. SEC||Miami vs. Mississippi State|
|Russell Athletic||Dec. 28||ACC vs. Big East||South Florida vs. Clemson|
|Meineke Car Care||Dec. 28||Big Ten vs. Big 12||Baylor vs. Purdue|
|Armed Forces||Dec. 29||C-USA vs. MWC||Houston vs. Fresno State|
|Kraft Fight Hunger||Dec. 29||Pac-12 vs. Navy||Navy vs. Utah|
|Pinstripe||Dec. 29||Big East vs. Big 12||Rutgers vs. Notre Dame*|
|Alamo||Dec. 29||Big 12 vs. Pac-12||Stanford vs. Oklahoma State|
|Buffalo Wild Wings||Dec. 29||Big Ten vs. Big 12||TCU vs. Northwestern|
|Music City||Dec. 31||SEC vs. ACC||Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech|
|Sun||Dec. 31||ACC vs. Pac-12||NC State vs. California|
|Liberty||Dec. 31||SEC vs. C-USA||East Carolina vs. Texas A&M|
|Chick-fil-A||Dec. 31||ACC vs. SEC||Virginia Tech vs. Florida|
|TicketCity||Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. C-USA||Texas Tech* vs. Illinois|
|TaxSlayer.com Gator||Jan. 1||SEC vs. Big Ten||Auburn vs. Iowa|
|Capital One||Jan. 1||SEC vs. Big Ten||Georgia vs. Wisconsin|
|Outback||Jan. 1||SEC vs. Big Ten||South Carolina vs. Michigan State|
|Cotton||Jan. 4||Big 12 vs. SEC||West Virginia vs. Arkansas|
|BBVA Compass||Jan. 5||SEC vs. Big East||Missouri vs. Cincinnati|
|GoDaddy.com||Jan. 6||MAC vs. Sun Belt||Arkansas State vs. Ohio|
|Rose||Jan. 1||BCS vs. BCS||Michigan vs. Oregon|
|Orange||Jan. 1||BCS vs. BCS||Florida State vs. Louisville|
|Sugar||Jan. 2||BCS vs. BCS||Alabama vs. Texas|
|Fiesta||Jan. 3||BCS vs. BCS||Oklahoma vs. Nebraska|
|National Title||Jan. 7||BCS vs. BCS||USC vs. LSU|
* According to our projections, the Big East, Big Ten, ACC, Army and Big 12 will fail to to fill their allotted slots.
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