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2010-2011 Bowl Projections ... Oct. 3

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Posted Oct 3, 2010


Predicting and projecting the possible post-season matchups ... Oct. 3


2010, Week 5

Bowl Projections


1) The BCS games that lose their natural tie-ins get the first choices of at-large teams, and after that it goes Orange, Fiesta, Sugar in the selection process.
2) Notre Dame can take the Big East's slot in the Champs Sports Bowl.
3) Some bowls ignore the final standings as far as the seedings and pairings. 

- CFN 2010 Bowl Projections Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

December 18, 2010 Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Bowl
Mountain West No. 5 vs. WAC
Projection: Kansas State* vs. Fresno State
*no Mountain West team projected available

December 18, 2010 Boise, ID
Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl 5:30 pm ESPN
WAC No.1 or No. 2 vs. MAC No. 3
Projection: Nevada vs. Toledo  

December 18, 2010 New Orleans, LA
R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl 9:00 pm ESPN
Sun Belt No. 1 vs. C-USA No. 5
Projection: Arkansas State vs. SMU

December 21, 2010 St. Petersburg, FL
Beef O’Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl 8:00 pm ESPN
Big East No. 5 vs. C-USA No. 2
Projection: Cincinnati vs. Houston

December 22, 2010 Las Vegas, NV
MAACO Las Vegas Bowl 8:00 pm ESPN
Mountain West No. 1 vs. Pac 10 No. 4 or 5
Projection: Utah vs. UCLA

December 23, 2010 San Diego, CA
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl 8:00 pm ESPN
Mountain West No. 2 vs. Navy (or WAC if Navy not eligible)
Projection: San Diego State vs. Navy

December 24, 2010 Honolulu, HI
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl 8:00 pm ESPN
C-USA No. 6 vs. WAC
Projection: UCF vs. Hawaii

December 26, 2010 Detroit, MI
Little Caesars Bowl ESPN or ESPN2
MAC No. 1 vs. Big Ten No. 8 (or Sun Belt if no Big Ten)
Projection: Temple vs. Middle Tennessee

December 27, 2010 Shreveport, LA
Advocare V100 Independence Bowl 4:00 pm ESPN
Mountain West No. 3 vs. ACC No. 7
Projection: Air Force vs. North Carolina

December 29, 2010 Washington, DC
EagleBank Bowl 2:30 pm ESPN
ACC No. 8 vs. C-USA No. 4
Projection: Maryland vs. East Carolina

December 29, 2010 Houston, TX
Texas Bowl 6:00 pm ESPN
Big Ten No. 6 vs. Big 12 No. 5
Projection: Indiana vs. Texas A&M

December 29, 2010 San Antonio, TX
Valero Alamo Bowl 8:00 pm ESPN
Big 12 No. 2 or 3 vs. Pac 10 No. 2
Projection: Texas vs. Stanford

December 28, 2010 Orlando, FL
Champs Sports Bowl 6:30 pm ESPN
ACC No. 3 vs. Big East No. 2 or Notre Dame
Projection: Clemson vs. Notre Dame   

December 30, 2010 Fort Worth, TX
Bell Helicopters Armed Forces Bowl 12:00 pm ESPN
C-USA No. 3 vs. Mountain West No. 4 (or Army if eligible before Navy game and there’s no C-USA or M-West team)
Projection: Tulsa vs. Army

December 30, 2010 New York, NY
New Era Pinstripe Bowl ESPN
Big East vs. Big 12
Projection: Syracuse vs. Colorado

December 30, 2010 Nashville, TN
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl 6:30 pm ESPN
ACC No. 6 vs. SEC No. 7
Projection: Georgia Tech vs. Ole Miss

December 30, 2010 San Diego, CA
Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl 7:00 pm ESPN
Big 12 No. 5 vs. Pac 10 No. 3
Projection: Oklahoma State vs. Arizona

December 31, 2010 Charlotte, NC
Meineke Car Care Bowl 12:00 pm ESPN
Big East No. 3 vs. ACC No. 5
Projection: Pitt vs. NC State

December 31, 2010  El Paso, TX
Hyundai Sun Bowl   2 pm CBS
ACC No. 4 vs. Pac 10 No. 4
Projection: Virginia Tech vs. California

December 31, 2010 Memphis, TN
AutoZone Liberty Bowl 3:30 pm ESPN
C-USA No. 1 vs. SEC No. 6 or No. 7 (Big East if no SEC team)
Projection: Southern Miss vs. Tennessee

December 31, 2010 Tempe, AZ
Insight Bowl
Big Ten No. 4 or 5 vs. Big 12 No. 4
Projection: Penn State vs. Missouri  

December 31, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Chick-fil-A Bowl 7:30 pm ESPN
ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 3, 4 or 5
Projection: Florida State vs. LSU

January 1, 2011 Tampa, FL
Outback Bowl 1:00 pm ABC
Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC No. 3, 4 or 5
Projection: Wisconsin vs. South Carolina  

January 1, 2011 Orlando, FL
Capital One Bowl 1:00 pm ABC
Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2
Projection: Michigan State vs. Auburn

January 1, 2011 Jacksonville, FL
Gator Bowl 1:30 pm ESPN2
Big Ten No. 4 or 5 vs. SEC No. 6
Projection: Michigan vs. Mississippi State

January 1, 2011 Dallas, TX
Dallas Football Classic 11:30 am ESPNU
Big Ten No. 6 vs. Big 12 No. 7 (C-USA No. 7 if no Big Ten or Big 12, MAC is the second backup)
Projection: Northwestern vs. Texas Tech

January 2, 2011 Arlington, TX
AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic 8:00 pm FOX
Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC No. 3, 4, or 5 (West)
Projection: Oklahoma vs. Arkansas

January 6, 2011 Mobile, AL
GMAC Bowl 8:00 pm ESPN
MAC No. 2 vs. Sun Belt
Projection: Northern Illinois vs. Troy

January 8, 2011 Birmingham, AL
Birmingham Bowl 12:00 pm ESPN
Big East No. 4 vs. SEC (or MAC if no Big East or SEC)
Projection: South Florida vs. Kentucky

January 9, 2011 San Francisco, CA
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl 9:00 pm ESPN
Pac 10 No. 6 vs. WAC
Projection: Oregon State vs. Idaho

BCS BOWLS

January 1, 2011 Pasadena, CA
Rose Bowl 4:30 pm ABC
Big Ten No. 1 vs. Pac 10 No. 1
Projection: Oregon vs. Ohio State

January 1, 2011 Glendale, AZ
Fiesta Bowl 8:00 pm ABC
Big 12 No. 1 vs. BCS
Projection: Nebraska vs. West Virginia

January 3, 2011 Miami, FL
Orange Bowl 8:00 pm ABC
ACC No. 1 vs. BCS at-large
Projection: Miami vs. Iowa

January 4, 2011 New Orleans, LA
Sugar Bowl 8:00 pm ABC
SEC No. 1 vs. BCS at-large
Projection: Florida vs. TCU

January 10, 2011 Glendale, AZ
BCS Championship 8:00 pm ABC
BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2
Projection: Alabama vs. Boise State