A Canadian's BCS Predictions: Florida-Texas Tech for the Title

LingerContributor INovember 20, 2008

Well, it is the middle of November, the end of the college football season is coming to an end, and I have come up with my own scenarios for the BCS.

If Penn State (10-1) beats Michigan State (9-2) on Saturday, they will head to the Rose Bowl to face either Oregon State (7-3), if they run the table, or USC (9-1).  My pick is USC.

My pick for the ACC crown is Miami (7-3), who will head to, well, um, Miami for the Orange Bowl versus the Big East's Cincinnati (8-2). 

Alabama (11-0) will lose to Florida (9-1) the first week of December to drop them into the Sugar Bowl with the undefeated Mountain West Champion Utah Utes.  The Utes will be this year's example of the Boise State Broncos from the '06 season: no losses, no BCS Championship.

Now the Fiesta Bowl—Texas Tech (10-0) or Texas (10-1)?  Tech, with No. 5 Oklahoma (9-1) and Baylor (4-7) remaining, will be in tough with the Sooners playing at home.  The Longhorns, my personal favorite, have Texas A&M remaining in Austin.

Here's hoping Tech loses to OU, but it won't be enough to get the Longhorns an invite to the BCS Championship.  That should leave at-large Ohio State (9-2) to face Texas in Glendale.

That leaves Florida to face the Red Raiders—Heisman hopefuls Tim Tebow vs. Graham Harrell.  Florida would have home state advantage in Miami.

So, to recap:

Rose Bowl: Penn State Nittany Lions vs. USC Trojans

Orange Bowl: Miami Hurricanes vs. Cincinnati Bearcats

Sugar Bowl: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Utah Utes

Fiesta Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

BCS Championship: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Florida Gators