With 70 slots to fill for the bowls and three postseason-banned teams handing losses to other teams who may not qualify for a bowl as a result, there are a lost of holes to be filled.
Those holes can be filled with a lot of talented teams, but it does look like the contingency plan may come into effect for at least one team.
The following schools are banned from the postseason this year:
- Ohio State (BCS bowl-eligible on merit)
- Penn State (bowl-eligible on merit)
- North Carolina (would-be bowl-eligible by the end of the season on merit)
Those three schools were removed from consideration, as were most schools who had six losses. (They'd have to win out to get in, and most just didn't look likely.) With that in mind, here are my predictions for each bowl, using the information we have gathered through 10 weeks of college football (all times ET).