October 8, 2008

Rivals.com 2008 bowl projections

Here is Rivals.com's first bowl projections for the season. We will update these weekly, as situations obviously 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 is part of the Big East's bowl lineup.

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

BCS BOWLS
BCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, Miami - Jan. 8, 8 p.m., Fox
Matchup: BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2
This week's projection: Oklahoma vs. LSU
ROSE BOWL, Pasadena, Calif. - Jan. 1, 4:30 p.m., ABC
Matchup: BCS vs. BCS
This week's projection: USC vs. Ohio State
ORANGE BOWL, Miami - Jan. 1, 8 p.m., Fox
Matchup: BCS vs. BCS
This week's projection: Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia
SUGAR BOWL, New Orleans - Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m., Fox
Matchup: BCS vs. BCS
This week's projection: Alabama vs. Penn State
FIESTA BOWL, Glendale, Ariz. - Jan. 5, 8 p.m., Fox
Matchup: BCS vs. BCS
This week's projection: Missouri vs. Utah
NON-BCS BOWLS
CONGRESSIONAL BOWL, Washington - Dec. 20, 11 a.m., ESPN
Matchup: Navy/at-large vs. ACC 9
This week's projection: Navy vs. Maryland
NEW MEXICO BOWL, Albuquerque - Dec. 20, 2:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Western Athletic vs. Mountain West 4
This week's projection: Fresno State vs. Colorado State
ST. PETERSBURG BOWL, St. Petersburg, Fla. - Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m., ESPN2
Matchup: Big East 6 vs. Conference USA 5
This week's projection: Cincinnati vs. Memphis
LAS VEGAS BOWL, Las Vegas - Dec. 20, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Mountain West 1 vs. Pac-10 4/5
This week's projection: BYU vs. Oregon State
NEW ORLEANS BOWL, New Orleans - Dec. 21, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Conference USA 4 vs. Sun Belt 1
This week's projection: Marshall vs. Arkansas State
POINSETTIA BOWL, San Diego - Dec. 23, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Mountain West 2 vs. Pac-10 7
This week's projection: Air Force vs. Central Michigan*
HAWAII BOWL, Honolulu - Dec. 24, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Pac-10 6 vs. Western Athletic
This week's projection: Arizona State vs. Nevada
MOTOR CITY BOWL, Detroit - Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Big Ten 7 vs. Mid-American 1
This week's projection: Northwestern vs. Ball State
MEINEKE CAR CARE, Charlotte, N.C. - Dec. 27, 1 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: ACC 6 vs. Big East 3
This week's projection: Clemson vs. South Florida
CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL, Orlando, Fla. - Dec. 27, 4:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: ACC 4 vs. Big Ten 5
This week's projection: Wake Forest vs. Michigan
EMERALD BOWL, San Francisco - Dec. 27, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: ACC 7 vs. Pac-10 4/5
This week's projection: Miami vs. Oregon
INDEPENDENCE BOWL, Shreveport, La. - Dec. 28, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Big 12 8 vs. SEC 8
This week's projection: Nebraska vs. South Carolina
PAPAJOHNS.COM BOWL, Birmingham, Ala. - Dec. 29, 3 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Big East 4 vs. SEC 9
This week's projection: Pittsburgh vs. Troy*
ALAMO BOWL, San Antonio - Dec. 29, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Big Ten 4 vs. Big 12 4
This week's projection: Wisconsin vs. Kansas
HUMANITARIAN BOWL, Boise, Idaho - Dec. 30, 4:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: ACC 8 vs. Western Athletic
This week's projection: Boston College at Boise State
HOLIDAY BOWL, San Diego - Dec. 30, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Big 12 3 vs. Pac-10 2
This week's projection: Texas Tech vs. California
TEXAS BOWL, Houston - Dec. 30, 8 p.m., NFL Network
Matchup: Conference USA 6 vs. Big 12 9
This week's projection: Rice vs. Minnesota*
ARMED FORCES BOWL, Fort Worth, Texas - Dec. 31, noon, ESPN
Matchup: Conference USA 3 vs. Mountain West 3
This week's projection: Houston at TCU
SUN BOWL, El Paso, Texas - Dec. 31, 2 p.m., CBS
Matchup: Big 12 6/Big East 2 vs. Pac-10 3
This week's projection: Oklahoma State vs. Arizona
MUSIC CITY BOWL, Nashville, Tenn. - Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: ACC 5 vs. SEC 6/7
This week's projection: Georgia Tech vs. Vanderbilt
INSIGHT BOWL, Tempe, Ariz. - Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m., NFL Network
Matchup: Big Ten 6 vs. Big 12 7
This week's projection: Iowa vs. Colorado
CHICK-FIL-A BOWL, Atlanta - Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: ACC 2 vs. SEC 5
This week's projection: North Carolina vs. Kentucky
OUTBACK BOWL, Tampa, Fla. - Jan. 1, 11 a.m., ESPN
Matchup: Big Ten 3 vs. SEC 3
This week's projection: Michigan State vs. Georgia
CAPITAL ONE BOWL, Orlando, Fla. - Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ABC
Matchup: Big Ten 2 vs. SEC 2
This week's projection: Illinois vs. Florida
GATOR BOWL, Jacksonville, Fla. - Jan. 1, 1 p.m., CBS
Matchup: ACC 3 vs. Big East 2/Big 12 5
This week's projection: Florida State vs. Notre Dame
COTTON BOWL, Dallas - Jan. 2, 2 p.m., Fox
Matchup: Big 12 2 vs. SEC 4
This week's projection: Texas vs. Auburn
LIBERTY BOWL, Memphis, Tenn. - Jan. 2, 5 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Conference USA 1 vs. SEC 6/7
This week's projection: Tulsa vs. Ole Miss
INTERNATIONAL BOWL, Toronto - Jan. 3, noon, ESPN2
Matchup: Big East 5 vs. Mid-American 2
This week's projection: Connecticut vs. Buffalo
GMAC BOWL, Mobile, Ala. - Jan. 6, 8 p.m., ESPN
Matchup: Conference USA 2 vs. Mid-American 3
This week's projection: East Carolina vs. Western Michigan




 

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