The Matchup: Maryland vs. Oregon
The Buzz: A post-Christmas/pre-New Year's trip to San Francisco? Hey, that's a nice reward.
TEXAS: Big 12 #9 vs. C-USA #6 (Dec. 28, 8 p.m., NFL Network)
The Matchup: TCU* vs. Houston The Buzz: If the Big 12 gets two teams in the BCS, it won't be able to fill its spot in this bowl. However, this would be an intriguing matchup.
CHAMPS SPORTS: ACC #4 vs. Big Ten #5 (Dec. 28, 5 p.m., ESPN)
The Matchup: Boston College vs. Michigan State The Buzz: You can expect nice weather for this bowl, and fans of these teams should appreciate that.
HOLIDAY: Big 12 #3 vs. Pac-10 #2 (Dec. 27, 8 p.m., ESPN)
The Matchup: Texas vs. Arizona State
The Buzz: The Sun Devils are hoping they end up in the Fiesta Bowl instead.
MOTOR CITY: Big Ten #7 vs. MAC #2 (Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m., ESPN)
The Matchup: Indiana vs. Central Michigan The Buzz: Central Michigan looked good in winning the MAC title game.
HAWAII: WAC vs. C-USA #5 (Dec. 23, 8 p.m., ESPN)
The Matchup: Boise State vs. East Carolina The Buzz: Boise State is interested in this game because it doesn't really want to play its bowl at home.
LAS VEGAS: Mountain West #1 vs. Pac-10 #4/5 (Dec. 22, ESPN, 8 p.m.)
The Matchup: BYU vs. California
The Buzz: BYU beat Oregon in this bowl last season. This season, they could get a shot at the Golden Bears.
NEW MEXICO: Mountain West #3/4 vs. WAC (Dec. 22, ESPN, 4:30 p.m.)
The Matchup: Nevada at New Mexico.
The Buzz: PETA would like this one: The Wolf Pack vs. the Lobos.
PAPAJOHNS.COM: Big East #4 vs. C-USA #3 (Dec. 22, ESPN2, 1 p.m.)
The Matchup: Cincinnati vs. Southern Miss The Buzz: Cincinnati won't be happy to be there, and Southern Miss is looking for a new coach.
NEW ORLEANS: Sun Belt #1 vs. C-USA #4 (Dec. 21, ESPN2, 8 p.m.)
The Matchup: Florida Atlantic vs. Memphis The Buzz: FAU was the surprise winner of Sun Belt. Memphis should take a nice contingent of fans to the Crescent City.
POINSETTIA: Mountain West #2 vs. at-large / Navy (Dec. 20, ESPN, 9 p.m.)
The Matchup: Utah vs. Navy The Buzz: If Utah gets an invitation, its run defense will be tested by the Midshipmen.
NOTE: A bowl's tie-in with a league doesn't necessarily mean it will get the third-, fourth, fifth-, etc., place team from the league; rather, it means it gets the third, fourth, fifth, etc., selection from that league.