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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

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