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Bowl Projections: Post-Week 12

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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

TaxSlayer.com 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

GoDaddy.com

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

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

Bold indicates team has accepted bid to bowl.