2011-12 College Football Bowl Predictions, Projected Lines, and Breakdowns

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2011-12 College Football Bowl Predictions, Projected Lines, and Breakdowns
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The postseason of college football has always been controversial. This year, the National Championship is a rematch between two teams that played four weeks ago.

We all know that college football needs a playoff system. No one can say without a shadow of doubt that Oklahoma State could not hang with LSU or Alabama in a National Championship game. The system eliminates many deserved teams every year. If it's not some non-BCS team like Boise or Houston getting left out, it's a Big Ten or Big 12 team with the same record as one of the competitors.

There are way too many assumptions being made in college football today, and ESPN is behind the bulk of it. If there's one thing that I know, it's that college football is unpredictable, and there's five or six teams capable of winning a National Championship game every year. It's nice that we have a bunch of personal opinions and computers making these decisions. It would be better if we decided a champion on the field, and gave more than two teams a chance to win this thing..

You never know who is ready to stand up and become a Champion. What is sports without upsets and underdogs?

My favorite college football team, Ohio State, is a prime example. In 2003, they were 13.5-point underdogs to Miami. In 2008, they were 7.5 point favorites against Florida. The experts are fallible.

The bright side is that Bowl Games are a blast. Sure, you may not care about half of them, but we're completely intrigued by some of the match-ups. This year is no exception. 

Let's take a closer look at these controversial bowl games.

Note: I've included "Line Projections," which will surely be inaccurate and derived from my opinion/guess alone.

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