College Football Post-Week 9 Bowl Projections
Athlon runs down the bowl projections following the Week 9 action.
By: Steven Lassan | 10/30/12, 6:05 AM EDT
College football's bowl season is inching closer, but it's never too early to take a look at what the matchups might look like. With nine weeks of results in the books, it's beginning to get easier to make long-term projections about teams.
The post-Week 9 bowl projections are a mixture between how things would look if the season ended today, a look at future schedules, and a dose of the results so far this year. Expect more changes over the next few weeks.
2012-2013 Post-Week 9 College Football Bowl Projections
|New Mexico||Dec. 15||MWC vs. Pac-12||Arizona State vs. Fresno State|
|Famous Idaho Potato||Dec. 15||MAC vs. WAC||Utah State vs. N. Illinois|
|Poinsettia||Dec. 20||BYU vs. MWC||BYU vs. San Diego State|
|Beef 'O'Brady's||Dec. 21||Big East vs. C-USA||East Carolina vs. MTSU*|
|New Orleans||Dec. 22||Sun Belt vs. C-USA||UL Monroe vs. Tulsa|
|Las Vegas||Dec. 22||MWC vs. Pac-12||Arizona vs. Nevada|
|Hawaii||Dec. 24||C-USA vs. MWC||San Jose State vs. SMU|
|Little Caesars||Dec. 26||Big Ten vs. MAC||Purdue vs. Toledo|
|Military||Dec. 27||ACC vs. Army||Wake Forest vs. Marshall*|
|Belk||Dec. 27||ACC vs. Big East||Duke vs. Cincinnati|
|Holiday||Dec. 27||Big 12 vs. Pac-12||Stanford vs. Texas|
|Independence||Dec. 28||ACC vs. SEC||Arkansas State* vs. La. Tech*|
|Russell Athletic||Dec. 28||ACC vs. Big East||Miami vs. Rutgers|
|Meineke Car Care||Dec. 28||Big Ten vs. Big 12||Oklahoma State vs. Iowa|
|Armed Forces||Dec. 29||C-USA vs. MWC||Houston vs. Air Force|
|Kraft Fight Hunger||Dec. 29||Pac-12 vs. Navy||Navy vs. Washington|
|Pinstripe||Dec. 29||Big East vs. Big 12||Pittsburgh vs. TCU|
|Alamo||Dec. 29||Big 12 vs. Pac-12||USC vs. Texas Tech|
|Buffalo Wild Wings||Dec. 29||Big Ten vs. Big 12||Northwestern vs. West Virginia|
|Music City||Dec. 31||SEC vs. ACC||Ole Miss vs. Duke|
|Sun||Dec. 31||ACC vs. Pac-12||UCLA vs. Virginia Tech|
|Liberty||Dec. 31||SEC vs. C-USA||Tennessee vs. UCF**|
|Chick-fil-A||Dec. 31||ACC vs. SEC||Clemson vs. Texas A&M|
|Heart of Dallas||Jan. 1||Big Ten vs. Big 12||Minnesota vs. Iowa State|
|TaxSlayer.com Gator||Jan. 1||SEC vs. Big Ten||Miss. State vs. Michigan State|
|Capital One||Jan. 1||SEC vs. Big Ten||Florida vs. Michigan|
|Outback||Jan. 1||SEC vs. Big Ten||Wisconsin vs. South Carolina|
|Cotton||Jan. 4||Big 12 vs. SEC||LSU vs. Oklahoma|
|BBVA Compass||Jan. 5||SEC vs. Big East||Vanderbilt vs. Kent State*|
|GoDaddy.com||Jan. 6||MAC vs. Sun Belt||W. Kentucky vs. Ohio|
|Rose||Jan. 1||BCS vs. BCS||Nebraska vs. Oregon State|
|Orange||Jan. 1||BCS vs. BCS||Florida State vs. Boise State|
|Sugar||Jan. 2||BCS vs. BCS||Georgia vs. Louisville|
|Fiesta||Jan. 3||BCS vs. BCS||Kansas State vs. Notre Dame|
|National Title||Jan. 7||BCS vs. BCS||Oregon vs. Alabama|
* Indicates an at-large team due to a conference unable to fill bowl slots according to Athlon's projections.
** UCF is appealing a postseason ban and for now, is eligible to compete in the 2012 postseason.
by Steven Lassan
(published Oct. 30, 2012)
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