Bowl Projections: Post-Week 12

Michigan is moving closer to earning an at-large spot in a BCS bowl.

By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter)

With 12 weeks in the book, it's time to take a look at how teams project to the postseason. There's going to be a lot of changes over the next couple of weeks, especially as teams battle just to get to six wins. 

Bowl Date Tie-In Projected Matchup
New Mexico Dec. 17 MWC vs. Pac-12 San Diego State vs. Temple*
Idaho Potato Dec. 17 MAC vs. MWC Ohio vs. Louisiana Tech
New Orleans Dec. 17 C-USA vs. Sun Belt UL Lafayette vs. Illinois*
St. Petersburg Dec. 20 Big East vs. C-USA South Florida vs. East Carolina
Poinsettia Dec. 21 MWC vs. WAC Nevada vs. TCU
Las Vegas Dec. 22 MWC vs. Pac-12 Boise State vs. California
Hawaii Dec. 24 C-USA vs. WAC Utah State vs. SMU
Independence Dec. 26 ACC vs. MWC Wyoming vs. Wake Forest
Little Caesars Dec. 27 Big Ten vs. MAC Toledo vs. Northwestern
Belk Dec. 27 ACC vs. Big East Cincinnati vs. Virginia
Military Dec. 28 ACC vs. Navy North Carolina vs. Air Force
Holiday Dec. 28 Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Texas A&M vs. Arizona State
Champs Sports Dec. 29 ACC vs. Big East Notre Dame vs. Florida State
Alamo Dec. 29 Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Kansas State vs. Utah
Armed Forces Dec. 30 BYU vs. C-USA BYU vs. Tulsa
Pinstripe Dec. 30 Big 12 vs. Big East Rutgers vs. Missouri
Music City Dec. 30 ACC vs. SEC NC State vs. Mississippi State
Insight Dec. 30 Big Ten vs. Big 12 Penn State vs. Baylor
Car Care Dec. 31 Big Ten vs. Big 12 Iowa vs. Texas
Sun Dec. 31 ACC vs. Pac-12 Georgia Tech vs. Washington
Liberty Dec. 31 C-USA vs. SEC Southern Miss vs. Vanderbilt
Fight Hunger Dec. 31 Army vs. Pac-12 UCLA vs. Western Michigan*
Chick-fil-A Dec. 31 ACC vs. SEC Clemson vs. Florida
TicketCity Jan. 2 Big Ten vs. C-USA Purdue vs. Iowa State*
Outback Jan. 2 Big Ten vs. SEC South Carolina vs. Nebraska
Capital One Jan. 2 Big Ten vs. SEC Georgia vs. Michigan State Gator Jan. 2 Big Ten vs. SEC Auburn vs. Ohio State
Rose Jan. 2 BCS vs. BCS Wisconsin vs. Oregon
Fiesta Jan. 2 BCS vs. BCS Oklahoma State vs. Stanford
Sugar Jan. 3 BCS vs. BCS Michigan vs. Houston
Orange Jan. 4 BCS vs. BCS Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia
Cotton Jan. 6 Big 12 vs. SEC Arkansas vs. Oklahoma
BBVA Compass Jan. 7 Big East vs. SEC Tennessee vs. Louisville Jan. 8 MAC vs. Sun Belt Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois
National Title Jan. 9 BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2 LSU vs. Alabama

* Current standings and projections indicate some conferences may fail to fulfill their tie-ins for 2011.

Bold indicates team has accepted bid to bowl. 

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