The Matchup: Georgia Tech vs. Purdue*
The Buzz: A post-Christmas/pre-New Year's trip to San Francisco? Hey, that's a nice reward. And we don't think the Pac-10 will have enough bowl-eligible teams.
TEXAS: Big 12 #9 vs. C-USA #6 (Dec. 28, 8 p.m., NFL Network)
The Matchup: TCU* vs. Southern Miss
The Buzz: Hey, what do you expect when it's Big 12 No. 9 vs. C-USA No. 6? Actually, we don't think Big 12 will have enough bowl-eligible teams.
CHAMPS SPORTS: ACC #4 vs. Big Ten #5 (Dec. 28, 5 p.m., ESPN)
The Matchup: Boston College vs. Penn State
The Buzz: There are worse places to be than Orlando in December, and 78-degree days would appeal to fans of these teams.
HOLIDAY: Big 12 #3 vs. Pac-10 #2 (Dec. 27, 8 p.m., ESPN)
The Matchup: Texas vs. USC
The Buzz: Oh, my. A repeat of 2005 national-title game would garner big ratings.
MOTOR CITY: Big Ten #7 vs. MAC #2 (Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m., ESPN)
The Matchup: Indiana vs. Miami University
The Buzz: There would be some emotion involved, as the late Terry Hoeppner coached both teams this decade.
HAWAII: WAC vs. C-USA #5 (Dec. 23, 8 p.m., ESPN)
The Matchup: Hawaii vs. Tulsa
The Buzz: If Hawaii wins out, it'll be in BCS. One loss, though, and it will be playing at home in postseason.
LAS VEGAS: Mountain West #1 vs. Pac-10 #4/5 (Dec. 22, ESPN, 8 p.m.)
The Matchup: BYU vs. Oregon State
The Buzz: BYU beat Oregon in this bowl last season; this season, they could get shot at the Beavers.
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: Connecticut vs. Houston
The Buzz: Nice fall for UConn, huh? From atop the Big East to a bowl trip to Birmingham, Ala.
NEW ORLEANS: Sun Belt #1 vs. C-USA #4 (Dec. 21, ESPN2, 8 p.m.)
The Matchup: Troy vs. Memphis
The Buzz: Memphis has come on strong of late and would 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: Navy is bowl-eligible, and will be in San Diego for the postseason.
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.