Week 13 Projections: Will TCU Bump Stanford Out Of The BCS Bowls?

TexasSportsTrackerContributor INovember 25, 2010

BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 20:  Corey Gatewood #2 of the Stanford Cardinal runs with the ball during their game against the California Golden Bears at California Memorial Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Berkeley, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Heading into the last of the regular season bowl games, everyone is waiting to see where the upsets will happen. Right now Stanford should be one of the biggest advocates for some top 10 team upsets, as you won't see them on this list...yet. 

My projections for the BCS games right now are as follows:

National Championship Game:
Oregon vs Boise State

Auburn has two solid chances to get upset as they take on Alabama and South Carolina, meanwhile Boise has another chance to improve their status against No. 19 Nevada.

Rose Bowl:
Ohio State vs TCU

It's a tight race in the Big Ten, but Ohio State can still slide above Wisconsin for the Rose Bowl Slot. Boise in the NCG lets the Rose Bowl off the hook for selecting a non-AQ, but No. 3 TCU on the board may be the route they choose.

Sugar Bowl:
Auburn vs Wisconsin

The Sugar Bowl gets the first of the at-large picks and a one-loss Wisconsin will be what they reach for first. Wisconsin and Ohio State are running neck and neck and could easily be swapped out if Wisconsin goes to the Rose Bowl.

Orange Bowl:
Virginia Tech vs LSU

ACC Champ against the second at-large selection. A one-loss LSU will earn this spot.

Fiesta Bowl:
Oklahoma State vs Pitt 

The Fiesta Bowl gets the last at-large pick and looks to be stuck with the Big East Champion, whichever mediocre team that ends up being.

Who Boise is watching:
Auburn vs Alabama—their best chance to get someone out of the top two in the rankings.

Who TCU is watching:
Boise vs Nevada—If Bama takes out Auburn and Nevada upsets Boise, TCU has a chance. Keep hoping.

Who Stanford is watching:
Arkansas vs LSU—Stanford is on the edge of the BCS games; they don't need much, and a loss by LSU would do it.

Who Michigan State is watching:
Ohio State vs Michigan—Michigan owns the head to head over Wisconsin, so an Ohio State loss puts them in the Rose Bowl