With 70 schools on the verge of being tabbed for the 35 biggest college football games of the season, the 2010 Bowl Schedule is extremely close to being in full focus.
Fans around the country spend most of their time and energy speculating on who will slot into the country's largest, and biggest money, bowl games, specifically the five BCS bowls. But with a whopping 30 other invitation games to keep track of, now seems to be the perfect time to try and prognosticate the participants in all of the postseason bowls.
While there are some dubious bowls that don't carry the esteem of institutions like the Rose Bowl or the Cotton Bowl, for many smaller college football programs any appearance means a lot in terms of exposure, recruiting and notoriety. Hence the importance in figuring out the identities of all 70 bowl participants.
Yes, the top BCS bowls have some interesting points that warrant some discussion, but with those pairings being fairly clear-cut the most open-ended scenarios are those lower-end bowls. So be sure to chime in in the comments if you think teams other than those I have predicted here will be invited.
And note, these are just my predictions based on trends and chatter currently circulating across the college football landscape.