College Football Bowl Projections for 2012

Athlon picks USC and LSU to match up in the National Title.

Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. 

Athlon has released its 2012 rankings but it's time to unveil where teams will be spending the postseason.

USC and LSU are Athlon's prediction to play in the national title game, but who will play in college football's remaining 35 bowls?

2012-2013 College Football Bowl Projections

Bowl Date Tie-In Projected Matchup
New Mexico Dec. 15 MWC vs. Pac-12 Arizona vs. Colorado State
Famous Idaho Potato Dec. 15 MAC vs. WAC Louisiana Tech vs. Western Michigan
Poinsettia Dec. 20 BYU vs. MWC BYU vs. Nevada
Beef 'O'Brady's Dec. 21 Big East vs. C-USA Vanderbilt* vs. Southern Miss
New Orleans Dec. 22 Sun Belt vs. C-USA UL Lafayette vs. Tulsa
Las Vegas Dec. 22 MWC vs. Pac-12 UCLA vs. Boise State
Hawaii Dec. 24 C-USA vs. MWC Wyoming vs. SMU
Little Caesars Dec. 26 Big Ten vs. MAC Washington State* vs. Toledo
Military Dec. 27 ACC vs. Army Marshall* vs. Air Force*
Belk Dec. 27 ACC vs. Big East Virginia vs. Pittsburgh
Holiday Dec. 27 Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Washington vs. Kansas State
Independence Dec. 28 ACC vs. SEC Miami vs. Mississippi State
Russell Athletic Dec. 28 ACC vs. Big East South Florida vs. Clemson
Meineke Car Care Dec. 28 Big Ten vs. Big 12 Baylor vs. Purdue
Armed Forces Dec. 29 C-USA vs. MWC Houston vs. Fresno State
Kraft Fight Hunger Dec. 29 Pac-12 vs. Navy Navy vs. Utah
Pinstripe Dec. 29 Big East vs. Big 12 Rutgers vs. Notre Dame*
Alamo Dec. 29 Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Stanford vs. Oklahoma State
Buffalo Wild Wings Dec. 29 Big Ten vs. Big 12 TCU vs. Northwestern
Music City Dec. 31 SEC vs. ACC Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech
Sun Dec. 31 ACC vs. Pac-12 NC State vs. California
Liberty Dec. 31 SEC vs. C-USA East Carolina vs. Texas A&M
Chick-fil-A Dec. 31 ACC vs. SEC Virginia Tech vs. Florida
TicketCity Jan. 1 Big Ten vs. C-USA Texas Tech* vs. Illinois Gator Jan. 1 SEC vs. Big Ten Auburn vs. Iowa
Capital One Jan. 1 SEC vs. Big Ten Georgia vs. Wisconsin
Outback Jan. 1 SEC vs. Big Ten South Carolina vs. Michigan State
Cotton Jan. 4 Big 12 vs. SEC West Virginia vs. Arkansas
BBVA Compass Jan. 5 SEC vs. Big East Missouri vs. Cincinnati Jan. 6 MAC vs. Sun Belt Arkansas State vs. Ohio
BCS Bowls      
Rose Jan. 1 BCS vs. BCS Michigan vs. Oregon
Orange Jan. 1 BCS vs. BCS Florida State vs. Louisville
Sugar Jan. 2 BCS vs. BCS Alabama vs. Texas
Fiesta Jan. 3 BCS vs. BCS Oklahoma vs. Nebraska
National Title Jan. 7 BCS vs. BCS USC vs. LSU

*  According to our projections, the Big East, Big Ten, ACC, Army and Big 12 will fail to to fill their allotted slots.

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