2013-14 Preseason Bowl Projections
With the opening kickoff to the 2013 college football season just over a week away, let's take a look at my preseason bowl projections for the 2013-14 postseason.
As always, of course, these projections are subject to change — especially because these were some of the most difficult predictions in recent memory.
* Replacement team for a conference that does not have enough bowl-eligible teams.
Dec. 21 New Mexico (Albuquerque): San Diego State (MWC No. 4) vs. Arizona (Pac-12 No. 7)
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Dec. 21 Maaco Las Vegas (Las Vegas): Boise State (MWC No. 1) vs. Oregon State (Pac-12 No. 5)
Dec. 21 Famous Idaho Potato (Boise): Air Force (MWC No. 6) vs. Ohio (MAC No. 3)
Dec. 21 New Orleans (New Orleans): Louisiana-Lafayette (Sun Belt No. 1) vs. East Carolina (C-USA No. 6)
Dec. 23 Beef O’Brady’s (St. Petersburg): *Western Kentucky (AAC No. 6) vs. Louisiana Tech (C-USA No. 4)
Dec. 24 Hawaii (Honolulu): San Jose State (MWC No. 5) vs. Marshall (C-USA No. 2)
Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza (Detroit): *Arkansas State (Big Ten No. 8) vs. Northern Illinois (MAC No. 1)
Dec. 26 Poinsettia (San Diego): Fresno State (MWC No. 2) vs. *Ball State (Army)
Dec. 27 Military (Annapolis): NC State (ACC No. 8) vs. UAB (C-USA No. 5)
Dec. 27 Texas (Houston): Kansas State (Big 12 No. 6) vs. Wisconsin (Big Ten No. 6)
Dec. 27 Kraft Fight Hunger (San Francisco): UCLA (Pac-12 No. 6) vs. BYU (BYU/ACC No. 9)
Dec. 28 Buffalo Wild Wings (Tempe): Baylor (Big 12 No. 4) vs. Michigan State (Big Ten No. 4)
Dec. 28 Pinstripe (Bronx): Texas Tech (Big 12 No. 7) vs. Cincinnati (AAC No. 4)
Dec. 28 Belk (Charlotte): Virginia Tech (ACC No. 5) vs. Central Florida (AAC No. 3)
Dec. 28 Russell Athletic (Orlando): Georgia Tech (ACC No. 3) vs. Rutgers (AAC No. 2)
Dec. 30 Armed Forces (Fort Worth): Utah State (MWC No. 3) vs. *Tulane (Navy/C-USA No. 3)
Dec. 30 Music City (Nashville): Maryland (ACC No. 6) vs. Vanderbilt (SEC No. 7)
Dec. 30 Alamo (San Antonio): Oklahoma (Big 12 No. 3) vs. Washington (Pac-12 No. 2)
Dec. 30 Holiday (San Diego): TCU (Big 12 No. 5) vs. USC (Pac-12 No. 3)
Dec. 31 Sun (El Paso): North Carolina (ACC No. 4) vs. Arizona State (Pac-12 No. 4)
Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 (Shreveport): Pittsburgh (ACC No. 7) vs. *Toledo (SEC No. 10)
Dec. 31 Liberty (Memphis): Tulsa (C-USA No. 1) vs. Auburn (SEC No. 8)
Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A (Atlanta): Miami, FL (ACC No. 2) vs. Texas A&M (SEC No. 5)
Jan. 1 Gator (Jacksonville): Michigan (Big Ten No. 5) vs. Ole Miss (SEC No. 6)
Jan. 1 Capital One (Orlando): Northwestern (Big Ten No. 2) vs. South Carolina (SEC No. 2)
Jan. 1 Outback (Tampa): Nebraska (Big Ten No. 3) vs. Florida (SEC No. 4)
Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas (Dallas): Minnesota (Big Ten No. 7) vs. Rice (C-USA)
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Jan. 3 Cotton (Arlington): Texas (Big 12 No. 2) vs. Georgia (SEC No. 3)
Jan. 4 BBVA Compass (Birmingham): South Florida (AAC No. 5) vs. Missouri (SEC No. 9)
Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com (Mobile): Bowling Green (MAC No. 2) vs. Louisiana-Monroe (Sun Belt No. 2)
Jan. 1 Rose (Pasadena): Ohio State (Big Ten No. 1) vs. Oregon (Pac-12 No. 1)
Jan. 2 Sugar (New Orleans): LSU (SEC No. 1) vs. Florida State (BCS)
Jan. 3 Fiesta (Glendale): Oklahoma State (Big 12 No. 1) vs. Louisville (BCS)
Jan. 3 Orange (Miami): Clemson (ACC No. 1) vs. Notre Dame (BCS)
Jan. 6 BCS national championship (Pasadena): Alabama (BCS No. 1) vs. Stanford (BCS No. 2)
Dave Miller, the college football editor and writer for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.