October 28, 2009

Rivals.com 2009 bowl projections

Here are Rivals.com's bowl projections this week. We update these weekly as situations change.

A few notes:

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.
Notre Dame technically is part of the Big East's bowl lineup.
An asterisk denotes a team that will be in the bowl because a league will not be able to fulfill its obligation. This week, we're saying the ACC, Big 12 and Mountain West fall short of filling their bowl slots. In some situations, other conferences have deals to provide teams if the "original" conference can't fill its spots; in those instances, the fill-in conference first fills its own bowl slots. If the fill-in conference doesn't have enough bowl-eligible teams, the bowl then is allowed to pick an at-large team that is bowl eligible.

THE PROJECTIONS
NEW MEXICO BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 19/4:30 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: Albuquerque, N.M.
MATCHUP: Western Athletic vs. Mountain West No. 4
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Fresno State vs. San Diego State
ST. PETERSBURG BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 19/8 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: St. Petersburg, Fla.
MATCHUP: Big East No. 6 vs. Conference USA
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: USF vs. UCF
NEW ORLEANS BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 20/8:30 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: New Orleans
MATCHUP: Conference USA vs. Sun Belt No. 1
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Southern Miss vs. Troy
LAS VEGAS BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 22/8 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: Las Vegas
MATCHUP: Mountain West No. 1 vs. Pac-10 No. 4/5
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Utah vs. Arizona
POINSETTIA BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 23/8 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: San Diego
MATCHUP: Mountain West No. 2 vs. Pac-10 No. 6
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: BYU vs. Stanford
HAWAII BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 24/8 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: Honolulu
MATCHUP: Conference USA vs. Western Athletic
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: SMU vs. Nevada
LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 26/1 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: Detroit
MATCHUP: Big Ten No. 7 vs. Mid-American
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Minnesota vs. Central Michigan
MEINEKE CAR CARE
DATE/TIME: Dec. 26/4:30 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: Charlotte
MATCHUP: ACC No. 6 vs. Big East No. 3
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Florida State vs. Pittsburgh
EMERALD BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 26/8 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: San Francisco
MATCHUP: ACC No. 7 vs. Pac-10 No. 4/5
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Connecticut* vs. Oregon State
MUSIC CITY BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 27/8:30 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: Nashville, Tenn.
MATCHUP: ACC No. 5 vs. SEC No. 6/7
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Boston College vs. Tennessee
INDEPENDENCE BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 28/5 p.m.
TV: ESPN2
SITE: Shreveport, La.
MATCHUP: Big 12 No. 7 vs. SEC No. 8
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Kansas vs. Auburn
EAGLEBANK BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 29/4:30 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: Washington, D.C.
MATCHUP: Army/C-USA vs. ACC No. 8
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Marshall vs. Northern Illinois
CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 29/8 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: Orlando, Fla.
MATCHUP: ACC No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 5
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Clemson vs. Michigan
HUMANITARIAN BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 30/4:30 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: Boise, Idaho
MATCHUP: Western Athletic vs. Mountain West No. 5
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Idaho vs. Air Force
HOLIDAY BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 30/8 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: San Diego
MATCHUP: Big 12 No. 3 vs. Pac-10 No. 2
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Oklahoma vs. Oregon
ARMED FORCES BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 31/noon
TV: ESPN
SITE: Fort Worth, Texas
MATCHUP: Conference USA vs. Mountain West No. 3
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: East Carolina vs. Colorado State
SUN BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 31/2 p.m.
TV: CBS
SITE: El Paso, Texas
MATCHUP: Big 12 No. 5 vs. Pac-10 No. 3
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Texas Tech vs. California
TEXAS BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 31/3:30 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: Houston
MATCHUP: Navy vs. Big 12 No. 8
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Navy vs. Texas A&M
INSIGHT BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 31/6 p.m.
TV: NFL Network
SITE: Tempe, Ariz.
MATCHUP: Big Ten No. 6 vs. Big 12 No. 6
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Northwestern vs. Missouri
CHICK-FIL-A BOWL
DATE/TIME: Dec. 31/7:30 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: Atlanta
MATCHUP: ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Miami vs. Georgia
OUTBACK BOWL
DATE/TIME: Jan. 1/11 a.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: Tampa, Fla.
MATCHUP: Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC No. 3/4
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Wisconsin vs. Ole Miss
CAPITAL ONE BOWL
DATE/TIME: Jan. 1/1 p.m.
TV: ABC
SITE: Orlando, Fla.
MATCHUP: Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Ohio State vs. South Carolina
GATOR BOWL
DATE/TIME: Jan. 1/1 p.m.
TV: CBS
SITE: Jacksonville, Fla.
MATCHUP: ACC No. 3 vs. Big East No. 2
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Virginia Tech vs. Notre Dame
INTERNATIONAL BOWL
DATE/TIME: Jan. 2/noon
TV: ESPN2
SITE: Toronto
MATCHUP: Big East No. 4 vs. Mid-American
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Rutgers vs. Ohio
PAPAJOHNS.COM BOWL
DATE/TIME: Jan. 2/2 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: Birmingham, Ala.
MATCHUP: Big East No. 5 vs. SEC No. 9
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: West Virginia vs. Kentucky
COTTON BOWL
DATE/TIME: Jan. 2/2 p.m.
TV: Fox
SITE: Dallas
MATCHUP: Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC No. 3/4
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Oklahoma State vs. LSU
LIBERTY BOWL
DATE/TIME: Jan. 2/5:30 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: Memphis, Tenn.
MATCHUP: Conference USA No. 1 vs. SEC No. 6/7
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Houston vs. Arkansas
ALAMO BOWL
DATE/TIME: Jan. 2/9 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: San Antonio
MATCHUP: Big Ten No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 4
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Michigan State vs. Nebraska
GMAC BOWL
DATE/TIME: Jan. 6/7 p.m.
TV: ESPN
SITE: Mobile, Ala.
MATCHUP: ACC No. 9 vs. MAC
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Middle Tennessee * vs. Temple
BCS MATCHUPS
ROSE BOWL
DATE/TIME: Jan. 1, 4:30 p.m.
TV: ABC
SITE: Pasadena, Calif.
MATCHUP: BCS vs. BCS
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Iowa vs. USC
SUGAR BOWL
DATE/TIME: Jan. 1/8:30 p.m.
TV: Fox
SITE: New Orleans
MATCHUP: BCS vs. BCS
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Boise State vs. Florida
FIESTA BOWL
DATE/TIME: Jan. 4/8 p.m.
TV: Fox
SITE: Glendale, Ariz.
MATCHUP: BCS vs. BCS
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Penn State vs. TCU
ORANGE BOWL
DATE/TIME: Jan. 5/8 p.m.
TV: Fox
SITE: Miami
MATCHUP: BCS vs. BCS
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Cincinnati vs. Georgia Tech
BCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
DATE/TIME: Jan. 7/8 p.m.
TV: ABC
SITE: Pasadena, Calif.
MATCHUP: BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2
THIS WEEK'S PROJECTION: Alabama vs. Texas




 

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