2012-13 Bowl Projections

As we prepare for Championship Saturday and the final weekend of the college football regular season, let’s take a look at some possible postseason matchups for the 2012-13 bowl season.

I will revisit these projections after all of Saturday's games as I try to determine where your team may or may not be headed for the holidays. And on Sunday night, all of the matchups for December and January will be revealed.

Projections subject to change

Key

* Replacement team for a conference that does not have enough bowl-eligible teams.

Notes

The champions of specific conferences are contractually committed to certain bowls — unless they are No. 1 or No. 2 in the final BCS standings…

ACC = Orange; Big Ten = Rose; Big 12 = Fiesta; Pac-12 = Rose; SEC = Sugar

If a bowl loses a host team to the title game, then the bowl gets first choice at a replacement team. The rest of the selection order for 2012-13 is: Fiesta, Sugar and Orange.

If BYU is bowl-eligible, it will play in the Poinsettia Bowl.
If Army is bowl-eligible it will play in the Military Bowl.
If Navy is bowl-eligible, it will play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

- Teams in bold have already accepted bowl bids

Non-BCS bowls

Dec. 15 New Mexico: Nevada (MWC No. 4/5) vs. Arizona (Pac-12 No. 7/WAC)

Chuckie KeetonUS PRESSWIREChuckie Keeton and Utah State are heading to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Dec. 15 Famous Idaho Potato: Utah State (WAC) vs. Toledo (MAC No. 3)

Dec. 20 Poinsettia: San Diego State (MWC No. 2) vs. BYU (BYU)

Dec. 21 Beef ‘O’Brady’s: UCF (C-USA) vs. *Central Michigan (Big East No. 6)

Dec. 22 New Orleans: Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt No. 1) vs. East Carolina (C-USA)

Dec. 22 Maaco: Boise State (MWC No. 1) vs. Washington (Pac-12 No. 5)

Dec. 24 Hawaii: Fresno State (MWC/WAC) vs. SMU (C-USA)

Dec. 26 Little Caesars: Northern Illinois (MAC) vs. *Western Kentucky (Big Ten No. 8)

Dec. 27 Military: *San Jose State (ACC No. 8) vs. *Ohio (Army)

Dec. 27 Belk: Cincinnati (Big East No. 3) vs. Duke (ACC No. 5)

Dec. 27 Holiday: Oregon State (Pac-12 No. 3) vs. Texas Tech (Big 12 No. 5)

Dec. 28 Independence: *Middle Tennessee (SEC No. 10) vs. *Louisiana Tech (ACC No. 7)

Dec. 28 Russell Athletic: Rutgers (Big East No. 2) vs. Virginia Tech (ACC No. 3)

Dec. 28 Meineke Car Care of Texas: Minnesota (Big Ten No. 6) vs. Baylor (Big 12 No. 6)

Dec. 29 Armed Forces: Rice (C-USA) vs. Air Force (MWC)

Dec. 29 Kraft Fight Hunger: Arizona State (Pac-12 No. 6) vs. Navy (Navy)

Dec. 29 Pinstripe: Syracuse (Big East No. 4) vs. West Virginia (Big 12 No. 7)

Dec. 29 Alamo: UCLA (Pac-12 No. 2) vs. TCU (Big 12 No. 3)

Dec. 29 Buffalo Wild Wings: Oklahoma State (Big 12 No. 4) vs. Michigan State (Big Ten No. 4/5)

CONTINUE TO PAGE 2 FOR MORE BOWL PROJECTIONS, INCLUDING THE BCS MATCHUPS

Upcoming Games

Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Carolina +3.5 -110

Minnesota -3.5 -110

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Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Tennessee +3 -120

Indianapolis -3 -120

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Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Arizona -1.5 -110

New England +1.5 -110

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Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Cleveland -6.5 -110

Jacksonville +6.5 -110

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Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Miami -7 -115

NY Jets +7 -115

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Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

Las Vegas -3 -110

Atlanta +3 -110

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Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

NY Giants -6 -110

Cincinnati +6 -110

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Nov 29th, 1:00 PM

LA Chargers +5 -110

Buffalo -5 -110

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Nov 29th, 1:15 PM

Baltimore +4.5 -110

Pittsburgh -4.5 -110

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Nov 29th, 4:05 PM

San Francisco +6.5 -110

LA Rams -6.5 -110

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Nov 29th, 4:05 PM

New Orleans -6 -110

Denver +6 -110

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Nov 29th, 4:25 PM

Kansas City -3.5 -110

Tampa Bay +3.5 -110

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Nov 29th, 8:20 PM

Chicago +8.5 -110

Green Bay -8.5 -110

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Nov 30th, 8:15 PM

Seattle -5 -110

Philadelphia +5 -110

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Dec 3rd, 8:20 PM

Dallas +7 -110

Baltimore -7 -110

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Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Cleveland +3 -120

Tennessee -3 -120

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Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Indianapolis -3.5 -110

Houston +3.5 -110

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Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Detroit +5.5 -105

Chicago -5.5 -105

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Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Jacksonville +9 -110

Minnesota -9 -110

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Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Las Vegas -8 -110

NY Jets +8 -110

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Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

New Orleans -3.5 -120

Atlanta +3.5 -120

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Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Washington +10.5 -110

Pittsburgh -10.5 -110

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Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Cincinnati +10.5 -110

Miami -10.5 -110

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Dec 6th, 4:05 PM

NY Giants +7.5 -110

Seattle -7.5 -110

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Dec 6th, 4:05 PM

LA Rams -1.5 -111

Arizona +1.5 -111

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Dec 6th, 4:25 PM

New England +2.5 -110

LA Chargers -2.5 -110

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Dec 6th, 4:25 PM

Philadelphia +7.5 -105

Green Bay -7.5 -105

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Dec 6th, 8:20 PM

Denver +13 -110

Kansas City -13 -110

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