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College Football Preseason Rankings 2011: Bowl Predictions for the Top 25

Maiah HollanderContributor IIIAugust 9, 2011

College Football Preseason Rankings 2011: Bowl Predictions for the Top 25

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    Predicting bowl destinations for college football teams is kind of like predicting which Nicolas Cage movie will actually be good—you just never know.

    However, I'm willing to take a shot at it. 

    Who knows, I could have a Leaving Las Vegas on my hands...either that or Ghost Rider.

    Reader, you have been warned.

1. Oklahoma: BCS Championship Game

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    A team with no apparent weaknesses, the Sooners should crush their competition. 

2. Alabama: BCS Championship Game

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    A dominating defense plus a very manageable SEC schedule equals Championship game. 

3. Oregon: Rose Bowl

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    Winners of the new Pac-12 will be booking a trip to Pasadena this January. 

4. LSU: Sugar Bowl

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    A tough road schedule leads to the Tigers' satisfying their sweet tooth in the Sugar Bowl. 

5. Florida State: Chick-Fil-a Bowl

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    An improving Seminole squad will be looking to reclaim its powerhouse status. 

    They will make their reservations at the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. 

6. Stanford: Alamo Bowl

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    The Cardinals will be battling Oregon for the Pac-12 title—they will always remember their trip to the Alamo Bowl

7. Boise State: Fiesta Bowl

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    Yet another chance to be a national player for the Broncos, they will be hoping for a good party at the Fiesta Bowl. 

8. Oklahoma State: Alamo Bowl

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    A killer schedule will keep the Cowboys from contending for the Big-12 title, leading to a trip to San Antonio. 

9. Texas A&M: Sugar Bowl

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    The experienced Aggies are a dangerous bunch. 

    New Orleans will offer up its southern hospitality in January. 

10. Wisconsin: Outback Bowl

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    The perfect bowl for the massive Badger team—steak with all the fixins'. 

11. Nebraska: Rose Bowl

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    A trip west will warm the hearts and bodies of Husker fans come January. 

12. South Carolina: Outback Bowl

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    Coach Steve Spurrier has the Gamecocks poised for another strong year.

    Their explosive offense will lead them to the Outback. 

13. Virginia Tech: Orange Bowl

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    A very favorable schedule coupled with a very talented team should lead the Hokies to the Sunshine state for the Orange bowl. 

14. Arkansas: Cotton Bowl

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    The pass-happy Hog offense will propel Arkansas to a trip to Dallas. 

15. TCU: Fiesta Bowl

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    There won't be the expected drop-off for the Horned Frogs this year—expect them to be back in this BCS bowl.

16. Ohio State: Capital One Bowl

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    The beleaguered Buckeyes still have a fine team.

    They can charge their bowl trip to a Capital One card. 

17. Michigan State: Gator Bowl

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    A brutal road schedule will come back to bite them, leading them to the Gator bowl.  

18. Notre Dame: Cotton Bowl

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    A cream puff schedule coupled with an improving team will reacquaint the Fighting Irish with the Cotton bowl. 

19. Auburn: Chick-Fil-a Bowl

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    Where do you go after losing Cam Newton? 

    Well, for the Tigers, they end up in Atlanta on New Year's Eve.

20. Mississippi State: Liberty Bowl

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    Coach Mullen has resurrected the Bulldog program. 

    The Liberty bowl will be their reward this season. 

21. Missouri: Insight Bowl

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    The Tigers face five bowl teams on the road. If they can get through that, a warm desert welcome awaits.  

22. Georgia: Capital One Bowl

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    A good schedule plus a talented, underrated team lands the Bulldogs in the former Citrus bowl.

23. Florida: Gator Bowl

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    A new head coach realistically will have the Gators playing in this aptly-named bowl. 

24. Texas: Holiday Bowl

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    Coach Mack Brown was disappointed in last year's squad. Look for the Longhorns to bounce back with a vengeance.  

25. Penn State: Insight Bowl

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    A veteran Nittany Lion team (which Joe Pa will appreciate), should have enough to make it all the way to Arizona. 

Conclusion

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    So there you have it.

    Was this a Kick-ass list or did I roll Snake Eyes

    If you have an issue with any of these I'd be more than happy to have a Face Off with you in the comment section.

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