After a 2012-13 BCS extravaganza that included a narrow Rose Bowl, a mismatched Orange Bowl, an upset-minded Sugar Bowl, a speedy Fiesta Bowl and a blowout National Championship, it’s titillating to start discussing what may be in the cards for next season.
Indeed, before everyone starts filling out their mini brackets for the 2014 postseason, let’s not forget that we have one year remaining in the current BCS format.
And this means that it’s high time to start predicting which teams will participate in the four blockbuster bowls that are starved of any real meaning and then forecasting which two teams will square off for a chance at the most coveted crystal pigskin in all of sport.
The following slideshow tackles this prognostication project by offering not just one desirable matchup for each 2013-14 BCS bowl, but goes one step further by providing three delicious options for each postseason celebration.
The key word in this presentation is “desirable,” which indicates that these matchups are all about what fans and the bowls themselves might want as opposed to what will actually happen.
It’s more like visiting the Fantasyland section at Disneyworld than taking a trip to your local gastro center to get a colonoscopy.
The first option transports you to a place where reality is blurred by hope and limitless possibilities while the second alternative is going to happen whether you want it to or not.
Returning starter data used in this presentation comes via Phil Steele’s comprehensive listing.