by Dave Miller
December 08, 02013
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Simply put, Championship Saturday delivered.
The regular season is over, with the exception of the annual Army-Navy game next week, and the postseason picture will become crystal clear tonight.
So let's take a look at my final bowl projections for the 2013-14 postseason.
* Replacement team for a conference that does not have enough bowl-eligible teams.
- After the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the final Bowl Championship Series standings are placed in the national championship game, contracted BCS bowl slots are taken up and replacement picks are made, the selection order for the final BCS is Orange, Sugar and Fiesta.
Dec. 21 New Mexico (Albuquerque): Colorado State (MWC No. 4/5) vs. Washington State (Pac-12 No. 7)
Dec. 21 Las Vegas (Las Vegas): Fresno State (MWC No. 1) vs. USC (Pac-12 No. 5)
Dec. 21 Famous Idaho Potato (Boise): San Diego State (MWC) vs. Buffalo (MAC No. 3)
Dec. 21 New Orleans (New Orleans): Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt No. 1) vs. Tulane (C-USA)
Dec. 23 Beef O’Brady’s (St. Petersburg): *Ohio (AAC No. 6) vs. East Carolina (C-USA)
Dec. 24 Hawaii (Honolulu): Boise State (MWC) vs. *Oregon State (C-USA)
Dec. 26 Little Caesars (Detroit): *Pittsburgh (Big Ten No. 8) vs. Bowling Green (MAC)
Dec. 26 Poinsettia (San Diego): Utah State (MWC No. 2) vs. *Northern Illinois (Army)
Dec. 27 Military (Washington, D.C.): Maryland (ACC No. 8) vs. Marshall (C-USA)
Dec. 27 Texas (Houston): *Syracuse (Big 12 No. 6) vs. Minnesota (Big Ten No. 6)
Dec. 27 Fight Hunger (San Francisco): Washington (Pac-12 No. 6) vs. BYU (BYU)
Dec. 28 Pinstripe (New York City): *Notre Dame (Big 12 No. 7) vs. Rutgers (AAC No. 4)
Dec. 28 Belk (Charlotte): North Carolina (ACC No. 5) vs. Cincinnati (AAC No. 3)
Dec. 28 Russell Athletic (Orlando): Miami, FL (ACC No. 3) vs. Louisville (AAC No. 2)
ICONBo Pelini and the Cornhuskers could face Kansas State in Phoenix.
Dec. 28 Buffalo Wild Wings (Phoenix): Kansas State (Big 12 No. 4) vs. Nebraska (Big Ten No. 4/5)
Dec. 30 Armed Forces (Fort Worth): *Middle Tennessee (MWC) vs. Navy (Navy)
Dec. 30 Music City (Nashville): Georgia Tech (ACC No. 6) vs. Ole Miss (SEC No. 7)
Dec. 30 Alamo (San Antonio): Texas (Big 12 No. 3) vs. Oregon (Pac-12 No. 2)
Dec. 30 Holiday (San Diego): Texas Tech (Big 12 No. 5) vs. Arizona State (Pac-12 No. 3)
Dec. 31 Independence (Shreveport): Boston College (ACC No. 7) vs. *Arizona (SEC No. 10)
Dec. 31 Sun (El Paso): Virginia Tech (ACC No. 4) vs. UCLA (Pac-12 No. 4)
Dec. 31 Liberty (Memphis): Rice (C-USA No. 1) vs. Mississippi State (AAC/SEC No. 8/9)
Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A (Atlanta): Duke (ACC No. 2) vs. Texas A&M (SEC No. 5)
Jan. 1 Gator (Jacksonville): Michigan (Big Ten No. 4/5) vs. Georgia (SEC No. 6)
Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas (Dallas): *UNLV (Big Ten No. 7) vs. North Texas (C-USA)
Jan. 1 Capital One (Orlando): Wisconsin (Big Ten No. 2) vs. South Carolina (SEC No. 2)
Jan. 1 Outback (Tampa): Iowa (Big Ten No. 3) vs. LSU (SEC)
Jan. 3 Cotton (Arlington): Oklahoma State (Big 12 No. 2) vs. Missouri (SEC)
Jan. 4 BBVA Compass (Birmingham): Houston (AAC No. 5/C-USA) vs. Vanderbilt (SEC No. 8/9)
Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com (Mobile): Ball State (MAC) vs. Arkansas State (Sun Belt No. 2)
Jan. 1 Rose (Pasadena): Michigan State (Big Ten No. 1) vs. Stanford (Pac-12 No. 1)
Jan. 1 Fiesta (Glendale): Baylor (Big 12 No. 1) vs. Central Florida (AAC No. 1)
Jan. 2 Sugar (New Orleans): Alabama (SEC No. 1) vs. Oklahoma (BCS)
Jan. 3 Orange (Miami): Clemson (ACC No. 1) vs. Ohio State (BCS)
Jan. 6 BCS national championship (Pasadena): Florida State (BCS No. 1) vs. Auburn (BCS No. 2)
Dave Miller, the college football editor and writer for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.