A College Basketball BCS: If College Basketball Had Bowl Games

Kevin TrahanAnalyst IJanuary 9, 2009

We all know about the hate of the bowl games, but the NCAA doesn't seem to be catching on. This is a hypothetical situation of the bowl games moving to college basketball. I kept all of the tie-ins the same, except for there is one BCS tie-in for a mid-major.

Also, the tie-ins for the Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10, ACC, SEC, and Big East are all the same, but tie-ins for any other conference can go to any mid-major. Also, teams need to have 18 wins to be bowl eligible.


BCS National Championship Game: (BCS vs. BCS)

North Carolina vs. Connecticut


GMAC Bowl: (Mid-Major vs. At-Large)

Butler vs. Gonzaga


Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: (Big 12 No. 1 vs. At-large)

Texas vs. Syracuse


International Bowl: (Big East No. 4 vs. Mid-Major)

West Virginia vs. Davidson


Allstate Sugar Bowl: (SEC No. 1 vs. Mid-Major)

Arkansas vs. Xavier


FedEx Orange Bowl: (ACC No. 1 vs. Big East No. 1)

Duke vs. Pittsburgh


Rose Bowl: (Big Ten No. 1 vs. Pac-10 No. 1)

Michigan State. vs. UCLA


Capital One Bowl: (Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2)

Ohio State vs. Tennessee


Gator Bowl: (ACC No. 3 vs. Big East No. 2)

Clemson vs. Georgetown


AT&T Cotton Bowl: (Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC No. 3)

Oklahoma vs. Florida


Liberty Bowl: (SEC No. 7 vs. Mid-Major)

Kentucky vs. Virginia Military


Outback Bowl: (Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC No. 4)

Wisconsin vs. LSU


Chick-fil-A Bowl: (ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5)

Wake Forest vs. Alabama


Insight Bowl: (Big Ten No. 6 vs. Big 12 No. 6)

Minnesota vs. Iowa State


Music City Bowl: (ACC No. 5 vs. SEC No. 6)

Maryland vs. South Carolina


Sun Bowl: (Pac-10 No. 3 vs. Big 12 No. 5)

Arizona State vs. Kansas


Armed Forces Bowl: (Mid-Major vs. At-large)

Illinois State vs. BYU


Humanitarian Bowl: (ACC No. 8 vs. Mid-Major)

Saint Mary's (from ACC) vs. Drake


Holiday Bowl: (Big 12 No. 3 vs. Pac-10 No. 2)

Baylor vs. California


Texas Bowl: (Big 12 No. 8 vs. Mid-Major)

Oklahoma State vs. Dayton


Alamo Bowl: (Big Ten No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 4)

Purdue vs. Texas A&M


Independence Bowl: (Big 12 No. 7 vs. SEC No. 8)

Missouri vs. Vanderbilt


Papajohns.com Bowl: (Big East No. 5 vs. SEC No. 9)

Marquette vs. Iowa (from SEC)


Meineke Car Care Bowl: (Big East No. 3 vs. ACC No. 6)

Villanova vs. Florida State


Emerald Bowl: (ACC No. 7 vs. Pac-10 No. 5)

Miami vs. Washington


Champs Sports Bowl: (ACC No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 5)

Boston College vs. Michigan


Motor City Bowl: (Big Ten No. 7 vs. Mid-Major)

Illinois vs. Memphis


Hawaii Bowl: (At-large vs. Mid-Major)

UNLV vs. George Mason


Poinsettia Bowl: (At-large vs. At-large)

Oral Roberts vs. Tulsa


New Orleans Bowl: (At-large vs. At-large)

South Dakota vs. Cornell


St. Petersburg Bowl: (At-large vs. At-large)

Siena vs. Providence


New Mexico Bowl: (New Mexico vs. At-large)

New Mexico vs. Oakland


EagleBank Bowl: (At-large vs. At-large)

Niagra vs. Duquesne