College Football Post-Week 8 Bowl Projections

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<p> College Football Post-Week 8 Bowl Projections</p>

College football's bowl season is inching closer, but it's never too early to take a look at what the matchups might look like. With eight weeks of results in the books, it's still too early to make long-term projections about teams. 

The post-Week 8 bowl projections are a mixture between preseason projections, how things would look if the season ended today, and a dose of the results so far this year. Expect more changes over the next few weeks. 

2012-2013 Post-Week 8 College Football Bowl Projections

Bowl Date Tie-In Projected Matchup
New Mexico Dec. 15 MWC vs. Pac-12 Washington 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 East Carolina vs. Troy*
New Orleans Dec. 22 Sun Belt vs. C-USA UL Monroe vs. Marshall
Las Vegas Dec. 22 MWC vs. Pac-12 Arizona vs. Boise State
Hawaii Dec. 24 C-USA vs. MWC Fresno State vs. SMU
Little Caesars Dec. 26 Big Ten vs. MAC Minnesota vs. Toledo
Military Dec. 27 ACC vs. Army Maryland vs. Kent State*
Belk Dec. 27 ACC vs. Big East NC State vs. Cincinnati
Holiday Dec. 27 Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Stanford vs. Texas
Independence Dec. 28 ACC vs. SEC Duke vs. La. Tech*
Russell Athletic Dec. 28 ACC vs. Big East Miami vs. Rutgers
Meineke Car Care Dec. 28 Big Ten vs. Big 12 Michigan State vs. Baylor
Armed Forces Dec. 29 C-USA vs. MWC Tulsa vs. Air Force
Kraft Fight Hunger Dec. 29 Pac-12 vs. Navy Navy vs. Arizona State
Pinstripe Dec. 29 Big East vs. Big 12 Pittsburgh vs. Okla. State
Alamo Dec. 29 Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Oregon State vs. West Virginia
Buffalo Wild Wings Dec. 29 Big Ten vs. Big 12 Northwestern vs. TCU 
Music City Dec. 31 SEC vs. ACC Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech
Sun Dec. 31 ACC vs. Pac-12 UCLA vs. Virginia Tech
Liberty Dec. 31 SEC vs. C-USA Arkansas vs. UCF**
Chick-fil-A Dec. 31 ACC vs. SEC Clemson vs. Georgia
Heart of Dallas Jan. 1 Big Ten vs. Big 12 Purdue vs. Iowa State
TaxSlayer.com Gator Jan. 1 SEC vs. Big Ten Texas A&M vs. Iowa
Capital One Jan. 1 SEC vs. Big Ten Wisconsin vs. LSU
Outback Jan. 1 SEC vs. Big Ten Nebraska vs. South Carolina
Cotton Jan. 4 Big 12 vs. SEC Miss. State vs. Texas Tech
BBVA Compass Jan. 5 SEC vs. Big East Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas State*
GoDaddy.com Jan. 6 MAC vs. Sun Belt W. Kentucky vs. Ohio
       
BCS Bowls      
Rose Jan. 1 BCS vs. BCS Michigan vs. USC
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. Notre Dame
National Title Jan. 7 BCS vs. BCS Oregon 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.

by Steven Lassan

@athlonsteven

(published Oct. 23, 2012)

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