Premature is defined as “occurring or done before the proper time.”
And so, premature college football predictions and/or projections could rightly be described this way: “college football predictions and/or projections done before the proper time.”
Fitting very neatly and securely into this definition would be something along the lines of projecting all 35 bowl game matchups for the 2011-12 season in February.
Indeed, what of the finalization of schedules, changes in personnel, hiring and firing of coaches, injuries, actual bowl schedules and preferences, etc?
Regardless of all arguments that favor logic and throwing any-and-all caution to the wind, the following slideshow will participate in premature projection and therefore boldly select matchups for every single bowl game in 2011-12.
We shouldn’t be embarrassed; this kind of thing happens to everyone, right?