BCS Bowl projections

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The BCS picture was shaken up following Week 14 action, as Fresno State was knocked out of contention and Alabama fell in shocking fashion to Auburn in the Iron Bowl.

Tonight is the final BCS Countdown show ever before all of the bowl pairings are announced next Sunday, so we'll find out how far Alabama fell and where Auburn stands in relation to unbeaten Ohio State.

As always, I will have my full updated bowl projections at the NFP on Monday, but here is how I see the BCS bowl games shaping up if the season ended today:

Jan. 1 Rose: Michigan State vs. Stanford

Jan. 1 Fiesta: Oklahoma State vs. Northern Illinois

Jan. 2 Sugar: Auburn vs. Central Florida

Jan. 3 Orange: Clemson vs. Alabama

Jan. 6 BCS national championship: Florida State vs. Ohio State

The major question before the final BCS rankings are released next Sunday is whether the Crimson Tide could still sneak into the title game mix with losses by Ohio State and Auburn next weekend. Of course, Missouri and Michigan State would have legitimate arguments as well. And it would be unwise to overlook Duke, which will play Florida State for the ACC title. While the Blue Devils look overmatched on paper, David Cutcliffe is one of the best coaches in the country.

Dave Miller, the college football editor and writer for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.

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