BCS Controversy? Maybe Not...: Updated Bowl Projections

Mark ScacewaterAnalyst INovember 12, 2007

This is how I see the bowl season shaking out. I've included each team's projected BCS ranking at the end of the season.-08 Bowl Icon Sports MediaProjections

Allstate BCS Championship Game
(BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2)
Oregon (2) vs. Missouri (1)

Oregon wins an instant classic on a last-second TD pass, 49-42. Dixon caps his Heisman campaign by accounting for 5 TDs. Mizzou's magic runs out after a stunning run

Allstate Sugar
(BCS vs. BCS)
Tennessee* vs. Hawaii (12)Hawaii gets exposed as a fraud as Brennan tosses 7 INT'; Tennessee dominates fresh out its upset of LSU
FedEx Orange
(BCS vs. BCS)
Clemson (10)vs.
Texas (7)
Surging Clemson may just nab this bid. Texas gets the nod over KU due to fanbase
Tostitos Fiesta
(BCS vs. BCS)
Georgia (6) vs. West Virginia (4)
Possible BCS rematch?
Rose Bowl presented by Citi
(BCS vs. BCS)
Ohio State(5) vs. USC/Arizona St (8)Pasadena gets the game they want...I guess
(C-USA No. 2 vs. MAC)
East Carolina vs.
Miami (Ohio)
Skip Holtz and Co. dominate
(MAC No. 3 vs. Big East No. 4)
Bowling Green vs. Rutgers Ray Rice plays to impress pro scouts
Capital One
(Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2)
Michigan vs. LSULSU absolutely destroys Michigan, still giddy over its upset of OSU while LSU is smarting over its loss to Tennessee in the SEC Title tilt
(ACC No. 3 vs. Big 12 No. 4/Big East No. 2)
Boston College vs. KansasVery intriguing match-up; 2 great QB's
(Big Ten No. 3 vs. SEC No. 3/4)
Illinois vs. Auburn Ron Zook back to familiar settings
AT&T Cotton
(Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC No. 3/4)
Oklahoma vs. FloridaOklahoma drops after tough loss to Mizzou; Florida fans swarm Dallas. Great match-up
Roady's Humanitarian
(WAC vs. ACC No. 8)
Boise State vs.
North Carolina State
NC State just sneaks into a bowl game
(ACC No. 2 vs. SEC No. 5)
Virginia Tech vs. AlabamaSemi-interesting match-up
Valero Alamo
(Big Ten No. 4/5 vs. Big 12 No. 4/5)
Penn State vs. Colorado Joe Pa thinks he is playing a game in Mexico, then is told he is in the middle of the Spanish-American War...awesome
Meineke Car Care
(Big East No. 3 vs.
ACC No. 5/6/7)
UConn vs. Wake Forest UConn rising to prominence
Champs Sports
(ACC No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4/5)
Virginia vs. Wisconsin A real snoozer
(Big 12 No. 6 vs. Big Ten No. 6)
Kansas State vs. Purdue First empty stadium for a bowl game
AutoZone Liberty
(C-USA No. 1 vs. SEC No. 7)
Houston vs. Arkansas With the first pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, some sorry team selects...
Brut Sun
(Pac-10 No. 3 vs. Big 12/Notre Dame/
Big East)
Cal vs. Cincinnati Uh... snooze...In other news, CBS decides to show women's bowling in lieu of the Sun Bowl
Gaylord Hotels Music City
(ACC No. 5/6/7 vs. SEC No. 6)
Florida State vs. KentuckyBowden and co. get smoked by Woodson
(Big 12 No. 8 vs. C-USA)
Oklahoma State vs. Memphis The enimgatic OSU team dominates
Pacific Life Holiday
(Pac-10 No. 2 vs. Big 12 No. 3)
Arizona State vs.
Texas Tech
Good 1st season for OSU and its new coach
PetroSun Independence
(SEC No. 8 vs. Big 12 No. 7)
South Carolina vs.
Texas A&M
Spurrier where he belongs
Emerald Bowl
(Pac-10 No. 4 vs. ACC No. 5/6/7)
Oregon State vs.
Georgia Tech
Where is Calvin? Dun, dun, dun dun dun
Motor City
(Big Ten No. 7 vs. MAC No. 1/2)
Indiana vs.
Central Michigan
2nd bowl game to not be televised in the modern bowl era
Sheraton Hawaii
(WAC vs. C-USA)
Fresno State vs. Tulsa Sheraton has to promise free rooms to fill the stadium
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces
(Mountain West vs. Pac-10 No. 6)
Air Force vs. Iowa** Pick em
New Mexico
(WAC vs. Mountain West)
Nevada vs. Utah Who cares?
(C-USA vs. Big East No. 5)
Southern Miss vs.
South Florida
USF fell quickly, but they will get free pizza
R&L Carriers New Orleans
(Sun Belt No. 1 vs. C-USA)
Troy vs. Central Florida UCF faces a tough Troy team
Pioneer Las Vegas
(Pac-10 No. 4/5 vs.
Mountain West No. 1)
Louisville* vs. BYU If Louisville wins another...
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia
(Mountain West vs. Navy/At-large)
New Mexico vs. Navy New Mexico has a football team? Go Navy! 

*Tennessee will upset LSU in the SEC title game

**No 6th team is eligible from the Pac 10