by Dave Miller
August 19, 02013
Tomorrow morning at the NFP I will unveil my way-too-early preseason bowl projections for the 2013-14 postseason.
But for now, here are my BCS bowl projections — the final preseason BCS predictions, as the new College Football Playoff takes its place next year.
And, yes, these projections are subject to change.
Jan. 1 Rose (Pasadena): Ohio State (Big Ten/BCS) vs. Oregon (Pac-12/BCS)
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This would be a rematch from a few seasons ago. The Buckeyes could go undefeated and be shut out of the BCS title game, although a one-loss season wouldn't be surprising. Keep an eye on that game October 5 at Northwestern. Meanwhile, the Ducks will have to solve their Stanford problem on the road.
Jan. 2 Sugar (New Orleans): LSU (SEC/BCS) vs. Florida State (BCS)
Don't sleep on Les Miles and the Tigers, although the schedule is brutal as always. Meanwhile, the Seminoles will be an attractive candidate even with a slip-up to Clemson or another foe.
Jan. 3 Fiesta (Glendale): Oklahoma State (Big 12/BCS) vs. Louisville (BCS)
The Cowboys don't have a terrible schedule, so they could be primed for a Big 12 crown. The Cardinals, meanwhile, should be able to navigate a soft schedule.
Jan. 3 Orange (Miami): Clemson (ACC/BCS) vs. Notre Dame (BCS)
Dabo Swinney's squad should be able to take care of Florida State in Death Valley. And with the Orange Bowl selecting earlier in the rotation this year, Notre Dame will be attractive because the Irish should still be solid despite the loss of dual-threat quarterback Everett Golson.
Jan. 6 BCS national championship (Pasadena): Alabama (BCS) vs. Stanford (BCS)
The Crimson Tide will ride an always-strong defense and an even better offense to Pasadena, while the Cardinal could be primed to defeat Oregon again and avenge their loss last season to Notre Dame.
Dave Miller, the college football editor and writer for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.