College Football Post-Week 13 Bowl Projections

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College football's bowl season is inching closer, and it's never too early to take a look at what the matchups might look like. With 13 weeks of results in the books, the bowl picture for nearly every team is starting to clear. 

The post-Week 13 bowl projections are a mixture between how things would look if the season ended today, projection of Week 14, and considering the results so far this year. 

2012-2013 Post-Week 13 College Football Bowl Projections

Bowl Date Tie-In Projected Matchup
New Mexico Dec. 15 MWC vs. Pac-12 Arizona vs. Nevada
Famous Idaho Potato Dec. 15 MAC vs. WAC Utah State vs. N. Illinois
Poinsettia Dec. 20 BYU vs. MWC BYU vs. San Diego State
Beef 'O'Brady's Dec. 21 Big East vs. C-USA UCF vs. Pittsburgh
New Orleans Dec. 22 Sun Belt vs. C-USA UL Lafayette vs. East Carolina
Las Vegas Dec. 22 MWC vs. Pac-12 Washington vs. Boise State
Hawaii Dec. 24 C-USA vs. MWC Fresno State vs. SMU
Little Caesars Dec. 26 Big Ten vs. MAC W. Kentucky* vs. Toledo
Military Dec. 27 ACC vs. Army Ohio* vs. SJSU*
Belk Dec. 27 ACC vs. Big East Duke vs. Cincinnati
Holiday Dec. 27 Big 12 vs. Pac-12 West Virginia vs. Oregon State
Independence Dec. 28 ACC vs. SEC Louisiana-Monroe* vs. La. Tech*
Russell Athletic Dec. 28 ACC vs. Big East Virginia Tech vs. Rutgers
Meineke Car Care Dec. 28 Big Ten vs. Big 12 Texas Tech vs. Minnesota
Armed Forces Dec. 29 C-USA vs. MWC Rice vs. Air Force
Kraft Fight Hunger Dec. 29 Pac-12 vs. Navy Navy vs. Arizona State
Pinstripe Dec. 29 Big East vs. Big 12 Syracuse vs. Baylor
Alamo Dec. 29 Big 12 vs. Pac-12 UCLA vs. TCU
Buffalo Wild Wings Dec. 29 Big Ten vs. Big 12 Mich. State vs. Okla. State
Music City Dec. 31 SEC vs. ACC Vanderbilt vs. NC State
Sun Dec. 31 ACC vs. Pac-12 USC vs. Ga. Tech
Liberty Dec. 31 SEC vs. C-USA Tulsa vs. Arkansas State*
Chick-fil-A Dec. 31 ACC vs. SEC Clemson vs. LSU
Heart of Dallas Jan. 1 Big Ten vs. Big 12 Iowa State vs. Purdue
TaxSlayer.com Gator Jan. 1 SEC vs. Big Ten Wisconsin vs. Miss. State
Capital One Jan. 1 SEC vs. Big Ten Michigan vs. Texas A&M
Outback Jan. 1 SEC vs. Big Ten Northwestern vs. S. Carolina
Cotton Jan. 4 Big 12 vs. SEC Texas vs. Georgia
BBVA Compass Jan. 5 SEC vs. Big East Ole Miss vs. Ball State*
GoDaddy.com Jan. 6 MAC vs. Sun Belt MTSU vs. Kent State
       
BCS Bowls      
Rose Jan. 1 BCS vs. BCS Nebraska vs. Stanford
Orange Jan. 1 BCS vs. BCS Florida State vs. Louisville
Sugar Jan. 2 BCS vs. BCS Florida vs. Oklahoma
Fiesta Jan. 3 BCS vs. BCS Kansas State vs. Oregon
National Title Jan. 7 BCS vs. BCS Notre Dame vs. Alabama


* Indicates an at-large team due to a conference unable to fill bowl slots according to Athlon's projections.

** UCF is appealing a postseason ban and for now, is eligible to compete in the 2012 postseason.

Bold indicates a team has accepted bowl bid.

by Steven Lassan

@athlonsteven

(updated Dec. 1, 2012)

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