BCS Bowl Predictions 2012: Latest Buzz Around College Football Biggest Matchups

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BCS Bowl Predictions 2012: Latest Buzz Around College Football Biggest Matchups
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College football's bowl picture is as clear as it's going to get before the matchups are finalized on Sunday night. 

This season has had a little bit of everything.

Notre Dame, one of college football's most storied programs, will play for a national championship. Johnny Manziel could be the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. There's even a five-loss team heading to the BCS courtesy of bowl bans for Ohio State and Penn State.

It all culminates with a wonderful slate of bowl games for college football fans to enjoy. In the current college football climate, none of those bowl games is bigger than the BCS. Here's the latest buzz surrounding college football's most prestigious games.

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Alabama and Notre Dame will meet in the BCS National Championship game. While both schools have tremendous tradition, Alabama center Barrett Jones (via Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune) reminds everyone that tradition won't determine the championship.

So much for SEC bias: ESPN's Darren Rovell conducted an early poll on Twitter asking fans if Notre Dame can beat Alabama—53 percent of 1,600 voters think they can.

ESPN Stats & Info gave us a handy infographic that illustrates the history between these two schools.

We can count on an Oregon vs. Kansas State matchup in the Fiesta Bowl, according to Jeff Metcalfe of AZCentral.com.

Former Oregon Ducks running back LaMichael James got the trash talk started. He's not impressed by Kansas State.

The Sugar Bowl is where things could get interesting. Jake Trotter of ESPN reports Florida is expected to get the bid here, but Northern Illinois could knock out the Sooners thanks to Nebraska's loss to Wisconsin. 

Stewart Mandel of SI.com points out one of the most interesting phenomena surrounding the BCS this season—the inclusion of a five-loss Wisconsin team.

Former Florida State standout Myron Rolle gave his Seminoles a shout-out. They will most likely meet Big East champion Louisville in the Orange Bowl.

Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for all the latest on the bowl season madness as it happens. 

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