Every week, we compile bowl predictions from around the web, and put them together in one place. We also make a prediction of our own after the picks, and explain the rationale behind it. Later this week we’ll start covering all the bowl possibilities for several schools, so like us on Facebook and you’ll get all of our updates. Anyhow, here are the projections.BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Alabama vs. Florida State– Mark Schlabach Alabama vs. Florida State – Brad Edwards Alabama vs. Florida State – Jerry Palm Alabama vs. Florida State – Orlando Sentinel Discover Orange Bowl Clemson vs. Ohio State– Mark Schlabach Clemson vs. Wisconsin – Brad Edwards Clemson vs. Wisconsin – Jerry Palm Clemson vs. Stanford – Orlando Sentinel Allstate Sugar Bowl Auburn vs. UCF – Mark Schlabach Auburn vs. Oklahoma State – Brad Edwards Auburn vs. UCF – Jerry Palm Auburn vs. UCF – Orlando Sentinel Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Baylor vs. Fresno State – Mark Schlabach Baylor vs. UCF – Brad Edwards Baylor vs. Fresno State – Jerry Palm Baylor vs. Fresno State – Orlando Sentinel Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO Oregon vs. Michigan State – Mark Schlabach Ohio State vs. Oregon – Brad Edwards Ohio State vs. Oregon – Jerry Palm Oregon vs. Ohio State – Orlando Sentinel GoDaddy.com Bowl Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas State – Mark Schlabach Northern Illinois vs. Western Kentucky – Brad Edwards Northern Illinois vs. Western Kentucky – Jerry Palm Northern Illinois vs. Arkansas State – Orlando Sentinel BBVA Compass Bowl Rutgers vs. Ohio – Mark Schlabach Houston vs. Syracuse – Brad Edwards Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt – Jerry Palm Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt – Orlando Sentinel AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M– Mark Schlabach Oklahoma vs. LSU – Brad Edwards Oklahoma State vs. LSU – Jerry Palm Oklahoma State vs. LSU – Orlando Sentinel Outback Bowl Nebraska vs. LSU – Mark Schlabach Nebraska vs. Missouri – Brad Edwards Nebraska vs. South Carolina – Jerry Palm Wisconsin vs. Texas A&M – Orlando Sentinel Capital One Bowl Wisconsin vs. South Carolina – Mark Schlabach Michigan State vs. South Carolina – Brad Edwards Michigan State vs. Texas A&M – Jerry Palm Michigan State vs. Missouri – Orlando Sentinel Heart of Dallas Bowl Bowling Green vs. North Texas – Mark Schlabach Ohio vs. North Texas – Brad Edwards Boston College vs. Rice – Jerry Palm Iowa vs. North Texas – Orlando Sentinel TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Minnesota vs. Georgia – Mark Schlabach Minnesota vs. Georgia – Brad Edwards Minnesota vs. Ole Miss– Jerry Palm Michigan vs. Georgia – Orlando Sentinel Chick-fil-A Bowl Duke vs. Missouri – Mark Schlabach Miami (FL) vs. Texas A&M – Brad Edwards Miami (FL) vs. Missouri – Jerry Palm Duke vs. South Carolina – Orlando Sentinel AutoZone Liberty Bowl East Carolina vs. Vanderbilt – Mark Schlabach Marshall vs. Vanderbilt – Brad Edwards Marshall vs. Tennessee – Jerry Palm East Carolina vs. Tennessee – Orlando Sentinel Hyundai Sun Bowl Virginia Tech vs. USC – Mark Schlabach Duke vs. UCLA – Brad Edwards North Carolina vs. UCLA – Jerry Palm Virginia Tech vs. UCLA – Orlando Sentinel AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl Boston College vs. UTSA – Mark Schlabach Marylad vs. Texas State – Brad Edwards Arizona vs. Georgia Tech – Jerry Palm Boston College vs. Buffalo – Orlando Sentinel National University Holiday Bowl Texas Tech vs. ASU – Mark Schlabach Texas Tech vs. USC – Brad Edwards Texas vs. Arizona State – Jerry Palm Kansas State vs. USC– Orlando Sentinel Valero Alamo Bowl Oklahoma vs. Stanford – Mark Schlabach Texas vs. Stanford – Brad Edwards Oklahoma vs. Stanford – Jerry Palm Texas vs. Arizona State – Orlando Sentinel Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Georgia Tech vs. Ole Miss – Mark Schlabach Georgia Tech vs. Ole Miss – Brad Edwards Syracuse vs. Georgia – Jerry Palm Syracuse vs. Ole Miss – Ole Miss Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Navy vs. San Diego State – Mark Schlabach Navy vs. Colorado State – Brad Edwards Navy vs. San Diego State – Jerry Palm Navy vs. Colorado State – Orlando Sentinel Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Texas vs. Michigan – Mark Schlabach Iowa vs. Kansas State – Brad Edwards Texas Tech vs. Michigan – Jerry Palm Oklahoma vs. Nebraska – Orlando Sentinel Russell Athletic Bowl Miami (FL) vs. Louisville – Mark Schlabach Virginia Tech vs. Louisville – Brad Edwards Virginia Tech vs. Louisville – Jerry Palm Georgia Tech vs. Louisville – Orlando Sentinel Belk Bowl North Carolina vs. Houston – Mark Schlabach North Carolina vs. Cincinnati – Brad Edwards Duke vs. Houston – Jerry Palm Miami vs. Houston –Orlando Sentinel New Era Pinstripe Bowl Cincinnati vs. Notre Dame– Mark Schlabach Rutgers vs. Notre Dame – Brad Edwards Rutgers vs. Notre Dame – Jerry Palm Rutgers vs. Notre Dame – Orlando Sentinel Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl BYU vs. Washington – Mark Schlabach BYU vs. Washington – Brad Edwards BYU vs. Washington– Jerry Palm BYU vs. Washington– Orlando Sentinel Texas Bowl Iowa vs. Kansas State – Mark Schlabach Michigan vs. Oregon State – Brad Edwards Iowa vs. Kansas State – Jerry Palm Minnesota vs. Texas Tech – Orlando Sentinel Military Bowl presented by Northrop Marshall vs. Maryland – Mark Schlabach East Carolina vs. Boston College – Brad Edwards Maryland vs. North Texas – Jerry Palm Maryland vs. Middle Tennessee – Orlando Sentinel S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl Utah State vs. Arizona – Mark Schlabach Boise State vs. Bowling Green – Brad Edwards Utah State vs. Buffalo – Jerry Palm Washington State vs. San Diego State – Orlando Sentinel Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Ball State vs. Pittsburgh – Mark Schlabach Ball State vs. Arkansas State – Brad Edwards Ball State vs. Washington State – Jerry Palm Ball State vs. Western Kentucky – Orlando Sentinel Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Colorado State vs. Rice – Mark Schlabach Middle Tennessee vs. Utah State – Brad Edwards Colorado State vs. Middle Tennessee – Jerry Palm Rice vs. Utah State – Orlando Sentinel Beef O’Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl Toledo vs. Middle Tennessee – Mark Schlabach Toledo vs. Rice – Brad Edwards Toledo vs. East Carolina – Jerry Palm Toledo vs. Marshall – Orlando Sentinel R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette– Mark Schlabach Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette – Brad Edwards Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette – Jerry Palm Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette – Orlando Sentinel Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Buffalo vs. UNLV – Mark Schlabach Buffalo vs. San Diego State – Brad Edwards Bowling Green vs. Arkansas State – Jerry Palm Bowling Green vs. Utah – Orlando Sentinel Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Boise State vs. UCLA – Mark Schlabach Fresno State vs. Arizona State – Brad Edwards Boise State vs. USC – Jerry Palm Boise State vs. Oregon State – Orlando Sentinel Gildan New Mexico Bowl San Jose State vs. Oregon State– Mark Schlabach San Jose State vs. Arizona – Brad Edwards San Jose State vs. Oregon State – Jerry Palm UNLV vs. Arizona – Orlando Sentinel
Beginning Tuesday, we’ll cover the bowl possibilities for several teams, and remember, each week we post bowl projections and make our own pick, and have stories of our visits to different college towns. Like us on Facebook to get all of our postings!
Our pick of the week: Virginia Tech vs. UCLA in the Sun Bowl
How they’ll get there: The Sun Bowl has the third pick in the ACC after the BCS, and as this is written, we believe two ACC teams will receive BCS bids, Florida State and Clemson. We believe that Miami and Duke, with the two best records will capture the Chick-fil-A and Russell Athletic Bowl bids. Having an amazing history featuring teams led by legendary coaches, the Sun Bowl invites Virginia Tech, led by head coach Frank Beamer. The Bruins have been in the Sun Bowl before recently, having beaten Northwestern and lost a close one to Wisconsin. With a program and a coach that seem to be on the rise, the Bruins are the Pac-12 representatives in El Paso.
- November 10 – Nebraska in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
- November 3 – Miami (FL) in the Chick-fil-A Bowl
- October 27 – South Carolina in the Cotton Bowl Classic
- October 20 – Michigan State in the Rose Bowl
Coming soon: Ole Miss, Missouri, Louisville, Michigan, Arizona State, Ohio State, Wisconsin
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