November 22, 2011

Rivals.com 2011 bowl projections

Here are our latest bowl projections for this season.

The BCS chaos caused by last week's results also had a ripple effect on a number of other bowls. An example: Michigan and Kansas State now are viable BCS at-large candidates (assuming both win their final regular-season game), while Oklahoma all of a sudden is a potential Cotton Bowl selection.

A few notes about these projections:

[ Huguenin: Breaking down the latest BCS standings ]

A few notes about these bowl projections:

There again are 35 bowls, though there have been some name changes.

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.

An asterisk denotes a team that will be in the bowl because a league will not be able to fulfill its obligation. 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 it 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.

BCS MATCHUPS
ROSE
Site: Pasadena, Calif.
Date: Jan. 2
Time/TV: 5 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: BCS vs. BCS
Projection: Oregon vs. Wisconsin
SUGAR
Site: New Orleans
Date: Jan. 3
Time/TV: 8:30 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: BCS vs. BCS
Projection: Michigan vs. Houston
ORANGE
Site: Miami
Date: Jan. 4
Time/TV: 8 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: BCS vs. BCS
Projection: Clemson vs. Louisville
FIESTA
Site: Glendale, Ariz.
Date: Jan. 5
Time/TV: 8:30 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: BCS vs. BCS
Projection: Oklahoma State vs. Stanford
BCS TITLE GAME
Site: New Orleans
Date: Jan. 9
Time/TV: 8:30 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: BCS #1 vs. BCS #2
Projection: LSU vs. Alabama
OTHER BOWL GAMES
NEW MEXICO
Site: Albuquerque
Date: Dec. 17
Time/TV: 2 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: Mountain West vs. Pac-12 #7
Projection: Wyoming vs. Temple*
FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO
Site: Boise, Idaho
Date: Dec. 17
Time/TV: 5:30 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: MAC #3 vs. WAC
Projection: Ohio U. vs. Utah State
NEW ORLEANS
Site: New Orleans
Date: Dec. 17
Time/TV: 9 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: C-USA vs. Sun Belt
Projection: East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
BEEF 'O'BRADY'S
Site: St. Petersburg, Fla.
Date: Dec. 20
Time/TV: 8 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: Big East #6 vs. C-USA
Projection: Pittsburgh vs. Florida International*
POINSETTIA
Site: San Diego
Date: Dec. 21
Time/TV: 8 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: Mountain West vs. WAC
Projection: San Diego State vs. Louisiana Tech
LAS VEGAS
Site: Las Vegas
Date: Dec. 22
Time/TV: 8 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: Mountain West vs. Pac-12 #5
Projection: Boise State vs. Arizona State
HAWAII
Site: Honolulu
Date: Dec. 24
Time/TV: 8 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: C-USA vs. WAC
Projection: UTEP vs. Nevada
INDEPENDENCE
Site: Shreveport, La.
Date: Dec. 26
Time/TV: 5 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: ACC #7 vs. Mtn. West #3
Projection: North Carolina vs. TCU
LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA
Site: Detroit
Date: Dec. 27
Time/TV: 4:30 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: Big Ten #8 vs. MAC #1
Projection: Purdue vs. Toledo
BELK
Site: Charlotte
Date: Dec. 27
Time/TV: 8 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: ACC #5 vs. Big East #3
Projection: Virginia vs. West Virginia
MILITARY
Site: Washington, D.C.
Date: Dec. 28
Time/TV: 4:30 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: ACC #8 vs. Navy/open
Projection: Wake Forest vs. Air Force*
HOLIDAY
Site: San Diego
Date: Dec. 28
Time/TV: 8 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: Big 12 #5 vs. Pac-12 #3
Projection: Baylor vs. California
CHAMPS SPORTS
Site: Orlando
Date: Dec. 29
Time/TV: 5:30 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: ACC #3 vs. Big East #2/Notre Dame
Projection: Florida State vs. Notre Dame
ALAMO
Site: San Antonio
Date: Dec. 29
Time/TV: 9 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: Big 12 #3 vs. Pac-12 #2
Projection: Kansas State vs. Utah
ARMED FORCES
Site: Dallas
Date: Dec. 30
Time/TV: Noon/ESPN
Matchup: C-USA vs. BYU/open
Projection: BYU at SMU
PINSTRIPE
Site: New York
Date: Dec. 30
Time/TV: 3:20 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: Big East #4 vs. Big 12 #7
Projection: Rutgers vs. Missouri
MUSIC CITY
Site: Nashville
Date: Dec. 30
Time/TV: 6:40 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: ACC #6 vs. SEC #7
Projection: N.C. State vs. Tennessee
INSIGHT
Site: Tempe, Ariz.
Date: Dec. 30
Time/TV: 10 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: Big Ten #4 vs. Big 12 #4
Projection: Penn State vs. Texas
TEXAS
Site: Houston
Date: Dec. 31
Time/TV: Noon/ESPN
Matchup: Big Ten #6 vs. Big 12 #6
Projection: Iowa vs. Texas A&M
SUN
Site: El Paso, Texas
Date: Dec. 31
Time/TV: 2 p.m./CBS
Matchup: ACC #4 vs. Pac-12 #4
Projection: Georgia Tech vs. Washington
LIBERTY
Site: Memphis
Date: Dec. 31
Time/TV: 3:30 p.m./ABC
Matchup: C-USA #1 vs. SEC #8
Projection: Southern Miss vs. Mississippi State
KRAFT FIGHT HUNGER
Site: San Francisco
Date: Dec. 31
Time/TV: 3:30 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: Pac-12 #6 vs. Army/open
Projection: UCLA vs. Northwestern*
CHICK-FIL-A
Site: Atlanta
Date: Dec. 31
Time/TV: 7:30 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: ACC #2 vs. SEC #5
Projection: Virginia Tech vs. Auburn
TICKETCITY
Site: Dallas
Date: Jan. 2
Time/TV: Noon/ESPNU
Matchup: Big Ten #7 vs. C-USA
Projection: Illinois vs. Tulsa
CAPITAL ONE
Site: Orlando
Date: Jan. 2
Time/TV: 1 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: Big Ten #2 vs. SEC #2
Projection: Nebraska vs. Arkansas
GATOR
Site: Jacksonville
Date: Jan. 2
Time/TV: 1 p.m./ESPN2
Matchup: Big Ten #5 vs. SEC #6
Projection: Ohio State vs. Florida
OUTBACK
Site: Tampa
Date: Jan. 2
Time/TV: 1 p.m./ABC
Matchup: Big Ten #3 vs. SEC #3
Projection: Michigan State vs. South Carolina
COTTON
Site: Arlington, Texas
Date: Jan. 6
Time/TV: 8 p.m./Fox
Matchup: Big 12 #2 vs. SEC #4
Projection: Oklahoma vs. Georgia
BBVA COMPASS
Site: Birmingham, Ala.
Date: Jan. 7
Time/TV: 1 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: Big East #5 vs. SEC #9
Projection: Cincinnati vs. Iowa State*
GoDADDY.COM
Site: Mobile, Ala.
Date: Jan. 8
Time/TV: 9 p.m./ESPN
Matchup: MAC #2 vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas State

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